Senior Wildlife Biologist or Botanist

Location: Agoura Hills

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Senior Biologist in its southern California office (Agoura Hills).

The Senior Biologist will be responsible for:

  • Completing resource area delineations and functional assessments.
  • Preparing permits in accordance with State, Local, and Federal guidelines.
  • Preparing reports and proposals.
  • Managing project budgets and coordinating project work.
  • Writing and editing technical reports and regulatory applications
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects
  • Managing teams of biologists
  • Mentoring junior staff on technical, project management, and career development matters
  • Working effectively in both field and office environments.

Experience and qualifications for success:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in project permitting, impact assessments, proposal preparation, environmental planning and biological delineation/mitigation.
  • Demonstrated experience with local, state and federal wetland permitting programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with CEQA and NEPA document preparation.
  • Relevant experience with California and southwestern ecosystems and knowledge of local southern California flora and fauna.
  • Demonstrated successful client relationships and experience working with subcontractors and regulatory agencies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations.
  • Demonstrated success in new business development, preferred.
  • Experience with construction monitoring and compliance reporting, preferred.
  • Skills in MS Office, CRAM, ARC GIS and GPS data collection, preferred.
  • Ability to travel regionally.  In addition, as this position could involve field work to remote areas, the applicant must be able to travel to and work in rugged terrain during inclement weather.
  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred)

Aspen is an environmental consulting firm providing a spectrum of environmental services to clients including a wide array of public and private clients. Aspen has about 70 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Chris Huntley at chuntley@aspeneg.com.

Senior Energy Analyst

Location: Sacramento

Aspen is seeking a policy analyst or economist to join its Energy Economics practice.  The position involves participating in analyses, usually in a supporting role, across a range of issues including demand forecasting, energy storage, natural gas storage, electrification, energy efficiency, distributed generation, transmission planning, integrated resource planning, and electricity procurement.

This position requires:

  • Experience preparing cogent analytic assessments to support energy policy or client decisions
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • 5 to 10 years of experience working in the energy industry; time in consulting a plus
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Experience building and using complex spreadsheet and other models
  • Ability to synthesize facts and integrate concepts across disciplines
  • Ability to dissect complex topics to simplest form and explain verbally as well as formal reports and focused presentations at a high level of detail
  • Commitment to giving clients sound assessment of critical issues
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • High degree of persistence and determination, with the ability to proceed reasonably without direction and to know when doing so is appropriate
  • Willingness to work reasonable number of overtime hours as needed to meet key deadlines
  • Good judgement, with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines and prioritize, working collaboratively with the practice director
  • Professional attitude and presence with commitment to on-time, on-budget and as-promised results delivery in a consulting context

To apply for this position, please email a resume in either Word or portable document format and a writing sample to aspen@aspeneg.com, attn: Energy Economics.

Aspen employee in the field

Career Opportunities

Aspen Environmental Group is distinguished by highly motivated people in a wide range of disciplines including planning, economics, biology, engineering, and physical sciences. We offer a challenging work environment with competitive salaries and benefits. We are always looking for exceptionally qualified people. Therefore, inquiries and resumes not specific to an advertised position are welcome.