[MARMAM] Marine Scientist Position at HDR

Speckman, Suzann Suzann.Speckman at hdrinc.com
Mon Oct 11 13:07:32 PDT 2021

HDR is hiring a mid to senior-level Marine Scientist to join our Alaska Marine Sciences program in Anchorage to work on a variety of natural resource assessments in Alaska and beyond.  (Working from a different HDR office may be possible.)

Projects from port expansions and jetty construction to offshore oil and wind developments and military operations require scientific and regulatory assistance to obtain environmental permits and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations related to marine habitats and species. HDR's marine science team supports projects throughout the country from concept to completion by conducting baseline studies, preparing permitting documentation, and performing protected species observations and compliance investigations during project conceptualization, construction, and operation.


Serving as technical lead and/or project manager to support HDR's clients with baseline environmental and regulatory compliance for marine resources, including:

     *   offering and executing strategic advice around meeting environmental regulatory requirements
     *   leading marine baseline studies
     *   preparing documents and acquiring or modifying permits as relevant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other U.S. environmental regulation affecting marine or terrestrial wildlife
     *   developing project scopes of work, schedules, and cost estimates and managing projects' financial key performance indicators to complete work on schedule and within budget, and
     *   interfacing with clients, regulatory agencies, and/or other environmental consultants to grow and maintain relationships, identify business opportunities, understand critical path issues, and foster teaming partnerships
  *   Supporting business development by working with local and national marketing staff to identify and pursue new project opportunities.
Required Qualifications

  *   Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field
  *   Minimum 10 years of professional experience in environmental science or related field
  *   Experience in environmental permit application preparation and negotiation with the following:
     *   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizations
     *   NMFS and USFWS Endangered Species Act consultations
     *   National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document preparation
  *   Experience in marine mammal environmental baseline studies and/or monitoring
  *   Effective leader with ability to build and work as part of diverse teams including technical experts, regulatory specialists, engineering staff, construction contractors, and client and agency representatives
  *   Excellent writing and communication skills
  *   A self-starter with an entrepreneurial, strategic, and client-focus approach
  *   Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving and research abilities
  *   A commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture
  *   A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality
For more information about this position, please see:

For more information about working for HDR, please see:

Suzann G. Speckman, PhD
Marine Science Program Lead
2525 C Street, Suite 500, Anchorage, AK  99503
Suzann.Speckman at hdrinc.com

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