Senior Biologist (Aquatics Focus)

Posted Date 2 months ago(9/16/2020 6:21 AM)
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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Utility Services, Program Management, and Environmental. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


NV5 is seeking a full-time Senior Biologist (Aquatics Focus) for our Roswell, GA office. The senior biologist will provide technical expertise and assistance associated with environmental services projects with primary focus on aquatics related projects. The individual should have field experience and the necessary skills to capture, handle and identify eastern United States aquatic species.

The most frequent and essential work activities include:

  • Coordinate and conduct habitat assessments and surveys for mussels, fish, amphibians, and other aquatic species.
  • Lead and/or supervise field investigations and data interpretation.
  • Assist in training junior staff.
  • Complete documentation and technical reports including preparation of Biological Assessments.
  • Responsible for assisting and/or leading other natural resource related projects including wetland delineations, stream determinations, permitting and other types of protected species surveys.
  • Communicate between staff, managers, agency personnel and clients.
  • Complete project tasks within deadlines and budgets.


  • BS degree in biology, botany, ecology, wildlife or other related curriculum
  • 8-10 years of experience working with natural resource related projects
  • Minimum of 2 seasons of experience surveying, handling, and identifying aquatic species
  • Basic computer skills (proficient with Microsoft Suite), and knowledge of Trimble GPS and GIS
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to interpret and present field data in survey reports
  • Experience and positive relationships with regulatory agencies
  • Willingness to travel for consecutive days/nights
  • Ability to carry heavy equipment (approximately 50 lbs.) long distances in field conditions
  • Current USFWS and GA DNR permits for aquatic species
  • Current federal recovery permit for aquatic species or have been a sub-permittee for the past two years-preferred
  • Familiarity with the ESA section 7 consultation process-preferred
  • Ability to identify southeastern vegetation-preferred
  • Experience with transportation-related projects, particularly GDOT projects preferred
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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