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Environmental Specialist
Job Category:Environmental
Requisition Code:2020-ERL-003
Location:Erlanger, KY
FT / PT / TempFull Time
Hours Per Week40 hours

GAI is searching for an Environmental Specialist to work in our Florence, KY office. This individual will focus on siting, environmental survey,  permitting, and/or compliance monitoring of energy related projects. Responsibilities will consist primarily of supporting environmental field work and reporting of wetland and stream delineations primarily in, but not limited to, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky.  

Bring your talent to a range of stimulating projects alongside supportive and accomplished teammates—advance your career, fulfill your professional aspirations, and express your entrepreneurial spirit as an essential contributor to an established and growing employee-owned company.

Sound like a fit? We’d love the opportunity to get to know you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide assistance with environmental permitting (local, state and federal) and compliance support for key segments of the energy industry.
  • Assist with field efforts for construction inspection and erosion control monitoring, wetland and stream delineations, engineering, and endangered species surveys and monitoring.
  • Assist with  the preparation of permit applications and associated environmental reporting.
  • Technical responsibility for natural resource, environmental science, GIS and engineering tasks.
  • Conduct quality control reviews. 
  • Provide status and progress reports to project team, and management.
  • Other duties assigned by Supervisor.

  • Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Ecology, Engineering, Biology, or Environmental Science required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Work is expected to be split between 50% field based work and 50% office based work. Must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime.
  • Strong technical writing ability.  
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills a must.
  • Ability to function well within a multi-disciplinary work team.
  • Must be able to travel and work out of the office, including overnight trips. In state travel is a requirement and extended field assignments are
  • likely. There may also be up to 25% out of state travel associated with this position on a project specific basis or to assist other offices.
  • General knowledge of natural resources and field assessment methods.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from\ Supervisor.
  • Basic familiarity with the use of GPS tools.
  • A current Driver's License is required.

Physical Demands and/or Other Job Information (if applicable):

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands and work characteristics described here are representative 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.

Join GAI and make your mark among a team of engineering, planning, and environmental consultants that provides innovative solutions to energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial clients worldwide. 60 years strong and 100-percent employee owned, GAI is the right place for talented and motivated individuals who seek to distinguish themselves in a company poised for unlimited growth.