Senior Wetland Biologist

Job Locations US-TX-Plano | US-TX-Fort Worth
ID 2022-1614
Position Type


Senior Wetland Biologist

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Senior Wetland Biologist to join our team in our Plano or Fort Worth office. The qualified individual will provide field services and office report preparation to support the planning, design, and approvals of site improvements for power delivery, wind, and solar energy land projects as well as residential and commercial land development projects. The successful candidate will have excellent technical writing skills, time management, and organizational skills and the ability to independently perform environmental tasks on a variety of land and renewable energy projects. The position includes a mixture of technical writing and field work for site visits nationwide. The position will involve up to 25% periodic travel, typically averaging one week per trip on a monthly basis and regional travel averaging several days on a periodic basis. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Wetland responsibilities will include:

  • initial desktop-level research (off-site hydrology/photo review, soils, topography and wetland mapping)
  • routine wetland delineations across the country
  • report preparation
  • regulatory meetings and federal and state wetland permitting/pre-construction notification processes
  • wetland monitoring

Phase I ESA responsibilities will include:

  • assessing properties under ASTM E1527
  • conducting records review of historic data sources
  • conducting field reconnaissance
  • report preparation

Required Experience

  • Degree in environmental science, soil science, biology, botany, or related natural sciences field with 2-5 years of wetland delineation experience.
  • Strong plant identification skills.
  • Technical proficiency in wetland delineation, and a solid understanding of federal wetland regulations.
  • Familiar with US Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineation manual and regional supplements for multiple regions of the US.
  • Comfortable working outdoors in remote locations for long periods in hot and cold climatic conditions.
  • Experience with GPS equipment and ArcGIS is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Must have the ability to travel periodically to project locations across the country.
  • Experience in property transfer due diligence including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.
  • Experience with habitat assessments, USFWS iPAC research, and related threatened and endangered species studies is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Experience with stormwater inspections is a bonus.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many of the markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multidiscipline professional engineering firm and serves wind, solar, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from multiple offices across the U.S.


In 2021, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at # 4 and #21 respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood also ranked consistently higher four years in a row on the Engineering News Record (ENR) list as a leading design firm in the country. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-wining projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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