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Pike Corporation Environmental Scientist in Marietta, Georgia

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JOB TITLE: Environmental Scientist FLSA STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Facilities Planning & Siting Manager GRADE LEVEL:Click or tap here to enter text.

DEPARTMENT: Transmission REVISED: 3/25/2021


This position's primary responsibilities include supporting utility projects by conducting environmental assessments, including stream/wetlands delineation, and permitting, plant and animal inventories, habitat assessments, environmental protection and mitigation planning, and environmental permitting. In addition, the position will provide support to the siting of electric transmission line and substation projects through the analysis of environmental, land use, cultural resource, and visual issues using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to determine the most viable siting opportunities.


 Conducts field environmental assessments by travers ing cleared and uncleared linear utility corridors and site-specific parcels to delineate, GPS, and map streams, wetlands, habitat, and identify plants and animal species.


 Prepares environmental and technical reports to document the findings of the natural resource assessments and supports environmental protection, mitigation planning, and permitting.


 Provides regulatory and permitting application support; including but not limited to those associated with NEPA, SEPA, Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and other state and local environmental review authorities. Coordinates with applicable review agencies.


 Supports line and substation siting by applying environmental principles


 Prepares, estimates, and budgets for specific environmental activities and monitors project costs


 Perform other duties as assigned by management.



Moderately routine: general policies applied. Some decision making.


Exchange of information, which occasionally requires tact and/or diplomacy.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • REGULAR ATTENDANCE is required.



  • Required High school degree or GED.

  • Required A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or University in natural sciences (e.g. biology, environmental sciences, ecology, forestry, soil science) or experience equivalent.

  • Preferred Master’s Degree in biology, environmental scien ces, natural resource management, ecology, forestry, soil science or similar discipline.


  • 3-5 Year(s) Experience minimum in natural resources and ecological consulting.


    Applicable certifications, licenses, and/or registrations may include but not necessarily limited to:

  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS)

  • Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)

  • Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB)

  • ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Training


    On-the-job training for administrative responsibilities and executing the transmission line and substation siting process will be provided. Incumbents will be expected to perform at a high level completing natural resources assessments, permitting, and other environmental review responsibilities with limited training and oversight.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, operational procedures, etc.

  • Ability to write reports, Business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.


  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


    • Effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities

    • Continuous improvement of job-related, technical, and professional knowledge, skills and performance

    • Effective oral and written communication skills

    • Self-Motivated

    • Work independently

    • Team-Oriented

    • Customer Oriented

    • Able to manage multiple tasks and provide leadership to other team members.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • How much on the job time is spent in the following physical activities?

  • Stand 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Walk 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Sit 1/3 to 2/3 (Frequently)

  • Talk or Hear 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Use Hands to Feel, Handle or finger tools or controls 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Climb or balance Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch or crawl Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Reach with Hands and Arms Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Taste or Smell Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Does this job require that weight be lifted or force to be exerted?

  • Up to 10 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • Up to 25 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • Up to 50 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • Up to 100 Pounds Up to 1/3

  • More than 100 Pounds None

  • Does this job have any special vision requirements?

    ☒ Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

    ☒ Distance Vision(clear vision at 20 feet or more)

    ☒ Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

    ☒ Peripheral visions (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

    ☒ Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships_

    ☒ Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus)

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Wet, humid conditions (non- weather) None

  • Work near moving mechanical parts Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Work in high, precarious places None

  • Fumes or airborne particles None

  • Toxic or caustic chemicals None

  • Outdoor weather conditions 2/3 and more (Regularly)

  • Extreme cold (non-weather) None

  • Extreme Heat (non-weather) None

  • Risk of electrical shock Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

  • Work with explosives None

  • Risk of radiation None

  • Vibration Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)

    While performing this job, the noise level in the work environment is:

    Moderate Noise (Examples: business office with typewriters, and or computer printer, light traffic)

    NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

    Pike Engineering is an equal opportunity employer


    Pike Engineering is a Non-Union Company

About Us

Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading provider of construction, repair and engineering services for electric and gas utilities, as well as telecommunications companies with a growing portfolio of turnkey renewable projects. We work with hundreds of utility clients across the country, and we continuously expand our offerings to supply our customers with the ideas, technology, experience, manpower and equipment to perform any job.

“Essential” is the one word that sums up who we are, the work we do and what our people mean to us. Each of our employees plays a critical role in ensuring that infrastructure systems are up and running when people and businesses need them.

Pike is a family-oriented workplace with a strong culture of safety, collaboration, innovation and exceptional customer service.

Requisition ID: 23005384