Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Scientist in Omaha, Nebraska


Primary responsibilities include coordination and support for environmental compliance efforts, permitting, and field based environmental activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understands environmental permits and regulatory requirements.

  • Interfaces with Project Personnel, as well as, Subcontractors in areas related to environmental and permitting matters.

  • Provides Environmental orientation training to personnel requiring access to project work areas (i.e. construction crews, deliveries, construction managers).

  • Complete daily environmental inspection forms documenting the inspection of best management practices (BMPs) and compliance with construction stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP).

  • Completes daily environmental inspection forms documenting construction compliance with permit requirements.

  • Maintains records of permit required work and Environmental Non-Compliance Reports (ENCR) and completes adequate follow up and mitigation recommendations.

  • Resolve audit findings from Governmental Authorities or Clients and internal audits.

  • Keeps team abreast of environmental issues.

  • In conjunction with Site Manager, report all incidents, including regulatory reportable and non-reportable spills to the appropriate agency and project personnel.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist with biological studies (habitat assessments, aquatics, avian surveys, wetland delineations)

  • Development of GIS figures and spatial data management


  • 1-3 years of experience working in the environmental field.

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, water quality, geology, biology, landscape architect, or soil science from accredited program is required and master's degree in similar discipline is preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills are required along with willingness to travel overnight as needed.

  • Experience with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and natural resources surveys or coursework.

  • Basic knowledge of environmental site assessment methods.

  • Basic knowledge of environmental compliance and compliance audits.

  • Basic knowledge of the environmental permitting process.

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-NE-Omaha

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 180155