[MARMAM] Marine Science Positions, Anchorage, AK

Lestyk, Keri Keri.Lestyk at hdrinc.com
Thu Jan 10 16:29:29 PST 2013


Dear Colleagues:

HDR Alaska, Inc. is seeking individuals to fill three marine science positions in the Anchorage, AK office. See job numbers and descriptions below.  To apply, please go to www.hdrinc.com/careers<http://www.hdrinc.com/careers> and search by job number.

For inquiries, contact Megan Sullivan (Megan.Sullivan at hdrinc.com<mailto:Megan.Sullivan at hdrinc.com>) or Michael Bryan (Michael.Bryan at hdrinc.com<mailto:Michael.Bryan at hdrinc.com>).

Job Number:  121980
Title: Marine Biologist

Description: HDR currently has an opening for a Marine Biologist to assist with a wide range of natural resource and infrastructure projects throughout Alaska. The ideal candidate must be motivated and able to work successfully as part of a field team and independently, and should have the following experience: designing and conducting field scientific surveys including marine species monitoring programs, coastal and marine habitat assessments, endangered species act consultation, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, coastal permitting, familiarity with navigational tools and use of a handheld, sub-meter GPS, familiarity with biological monitoring on in-water construction sites.

Biologists holding USFWS 10(A)1(a) permits or a history of approval for work with threatened and endangered species and OSHA training appropriate for monitoring on construction sites are a plus. The successful candidate will also be required to support the preparation of natural resource technical reports and NEPA documents. Desirable skills include being proficient with standard Microsoft Office (e.g. MS Word/MS Excel/MS Access) and Adobe Acrobat applications, having excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills, and having experience writing technical or scientific documents.

Requirements: BS in biological sciences or related field required, MS preferred. Willingness to work under varied weather conditions and often in harsh marine conditions. Experience with small and medium sized vessels desired. Must be able to work independently. Candidates must be able and willing to be in the field for at least 2 weeks at a time, and potentially up to 4 weeks at a time. Travel and field work will vary in intensity throughout the year but may require periods in which the successful candidate would be in the field for the vast majority of 3-5 months, deploying among various projects. A clean driving record is required.


Job Code: 121800
Title: Marine Biologist


Description: HDR Alaska is seeking qualified applicants for a Marine Biologist position, to be based in our Anchorage office. The ideal candidate will have marine protected species and NEPA expertise along with an expert knowledge of Alaska environmental issues and regulations, particularly related to oil and gas exploration and development activities. This position will include: (1) The preparation of environmental documents and contract reports related to oil and gas projects; (2) Directly responsible for, partnering, or assisting in all aspects of the planning, design, coordination, implementation, and reporting of marine vertebrate research and management projects in the Alaska Region, and as necessary, other locales; (3) Serve as project leader or assist the project leader for complex biological and ecological studies throughout the Alaska Region and other locales as needed to assess the status of populations and habitats and improve conservation of marine wildlife populations through enhanced understanding of their biology, ecology, behavior, population dynamics, habitats, movements and trophic links; (4) Participation in marine wildlife monitoring and mitigation efforts in the Alaska Region for oil and gas related projects, and as necessary, other locales; (5) Leadership and coordination in developing new service/research opportunities with existing as well as new oil and gas clients; (5) Publishing scientific results in scientific [peer-reviewed] journals. This position will assist in a wide range of team support roles with our current oil and gas clients and assist in expansion of oil and gas client-base within Alaska. Keyword(s): Biologist 2, environmental, marine, coastal, marine mammals, sea birds, fisheries



Requirements: Masters degree (MS) in Biology or related field. PhD preferred. 6 + years minimum experience managing biological/environmental projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Strong oral and written communication skills. Leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment. Travel requirements may vary during any given period and flexibility in meeting travel needs is a requirement.

Job Code: 121406
Title: Marine Science Program Lead


Description: HDR is seeking qualified applicants for a Marine Science Program Lead position, to be based in our Anchorage office. The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of Alaska marine environment issues and regulations, and expertise as a marine scientist or engineer. The successful candidate will have career expertise related to marine wildlife, marine water quality, oceanography and/ or coastal/ marine engineering. Must have a global understanding of marine issues related to marine protected species, fish, and invertebrates, water quality, oceanography and human activities in state and federal marine waters throughout Alaska and the Pacific ocean. This position will include:
(1) Leadership and coordination in developing new service/research opportunities with existing clients as well as new clients.
(2) Managing staff within the marine science program and identifying additional staff requirements.
(3) Directly responsible for, partnering or assisting in all aspects of the planning, design, coordination, implementation, and reporting of marine research and management projects in HDR's Alaska Area.
(4) Serving as project leader for complex marine ecology and/ or oceanography studies throughout the Alaska Area.
(5) Participation in marine wildlife monitoring and mitigation efforts in the Alaska Area.
(6) Coordination and partnership with HDR scientists/ engineers in other disciplines and with contractors; to build multidiscipline teams to serve our client needs.
(7) The preparation of environmental documents and contract reports.
This position will assist in a wide range of team support roles with our current clients and assist in expansion of client-base within Alaska.

Requirements: Masters degree (MS) in Biology or related field. PhD preferred. 12 + years minimum experience managing biological/environmental projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Strong oral and written communication skills. Leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment. Travel requirements may vary during any given period and flexibility in meeting travel needs is a requirement. Project Management experience a plus. Highly motivated self starter. Leadership skills and ability to manage in a team environment. Excellent communication skills. An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

These positions may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and drug and alcohol testing during the course of your employment based upon HDR's Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.


Keri LESTYK

HDR Alaska, Inc.
Marine Mammal Biologist

2525 C. Street Suite 305 | Anchorage, AK 99503
907.644.2004 | f: 907.644.2022 | c: 907.764.7980
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