Senior Environmental Specialist II

Michael Baker International
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  • Post Date: May 30, 2019
  • Start Date: 5/30/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International’s focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR). Michael Baker International’s Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients. Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


Michael Baker International’s Water Group provides innovative consulting, planning and engineering solutions for the entire spectrum of the water cycle. We have proven experience in providing a full range of professional services from scientific and technical analysis, concept through design, and construction support services. Protection and management of water resources starts at the watershed level and follows the movement of water through urban and agricultural areas, streams, lakes and reservoirs, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and water/wastewater treatment plants.


The Senior Environmental Specialist II will lead environmental studies, including wetland delineation, habitat assessments, preparation of NEPA documentation and permit applications. Support technical engineering projects in NJ and NY by leading environmental document preparation and applications for State (NJDEP – required; NYSDOT/NYSDEC - desirable) and Federal permitting. You will also prepare applications for state agencies (NJ experience required, NY preferred) and federal permitting for transportation projects. You will leverage knowledge of NEPA regulations and the tenets of other environmental laws, rules and regulations to prepare technical reports and develop project proposal scopes and costs. You will use GIS software to prepare map products and represent the Environmental Group at public meetings for complex transportation related projects.


Environmental Specialists are an integral part of the team and work closely with planners and engineers through project scoping, design, construction and beyond. They provide technical guidance to junior environmental staff and assist and/or lead in proposal development, which includes developing environmental scopes, schedules and budgets. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology or a related field
  • 7-10+ years of related experience
  • Conduct environmental analyses for NEPA documents
  • Knowledge of NEPA regulations and the tenets of other environmental laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Experience with transportation and non-transportation infrastructure and development project (e.g. highways, facilities, freight rail, transit, DOD, DOI, energy, land management) for private sector clients and public agencies is desirable. 
  • Professional Wetland Scientist or Wetland Professional in Training Certification is a plus.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to accuracy, quality and relationship building with a wide variety of people.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Esri ArcGIS software as well as Microsoft Office. MicroStation or AutoCAD


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified, and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.


EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.




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