Colliers Engineering & Design

Project Natural Resource Scientist

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Holmdel
Natural Resources
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings


Colliers Engineering & Design, is seeking a Project Natural Resource Scientist to join the Natural Resources team. This position includes conducting wetland and aquatic resources delineations, NJDEP and USACOE permitting and threatened/endangered species habitat surveys for a variety of projects including solar development, Land Development, Transportation and Municipal.


    • Lead environmental field surveys including wetland and stream delineations, functional assessments, threatened and endangered species surveys.
    • Prepare wetland delineation reports and other environmental reports documenting field findings.
    • Utilize ArcMap, ArcGIS Online and Collector App to collect field data, process field data and create maps for reports.
    • Conduct desktop assessments and feasibility studies of potential project sites. Research federal, state and local permitting requirements for potential projects.
    • Prepare and submit applications for permits including, but not limited to federal Section 404 and Section 10, NJDEP N.J.A.C. 7:7A Freshwater Wetlands Protection Rules and NYSDEC Article 15 Protection of Waters, Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands. Respond to permitting agencies regarding questions or comments on applications and project details.
    • Attend wetland boundary confirmation and jurisdictional determination site visits with federal and state agencies.
    • Prepare and submit local environmental and zoning permit applications.
    • Responsible for coordinating with project team, including design engineers to ensure permit requirements are met.
    • Responsible for staying up to date on federal and state regulations pertaining to protected natural resources.
    • Attend client specific safety training when required.
  • Establish & maintain positive relationships with co-workers, support and build others on the team and across disciplines/offices
  • Be responsive to others and share information to improve efficiency and help others achieve goals; listen and engage in productive and critical debate.


• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• Must have knowledge of/experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual and Regional Supplements. Prior completion of a formal wetland delineation training class is highly preferred.
• Experience conducting delineations in NJ, PA, NY, DE and surrounding states is a plus.
• 3-7 years of experience in preparing local, state and/or federal permit applications for projects and for impacts to regulated natural resources

What We Offer

At Colliers Engineering & Design, our people are our most important resource. That’s why we are committed to providing all our employees with a safe, comfortable work environment, potential for career advancement, and the ability to impact society through their projects as well as Company sponsored activities.


This dedication begins with supporting a work life balance through a generous compensation package that includes: company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid pregnancy disability leave; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; a company-matched 401(k)/Roth; paid time off that includes parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses and a straight time policy that compensates exempt employees for billable hours worked in excess of 40 billable hours within a work week.


We have also created an internal culture that provides the resources and technology needed to encourage personal and professional growth opportunities through reimbursement for education; a free in-house resource for hundreds of educational and self-enrichment courses; mentorship program; wellness program; Women’s Organization and ongoing philanthropic opportunities.


Apply today to learn how you can join our team of professionals, so we can help you Accelerate Your Success!


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