Lead Environmental Biologist - Renewables

at Olsson in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us – and will continue to allow us – to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

At Olsson, we help our clients proactively comply with complicated regulatory processes and provide our clients with the best and latest methods to review projects and maintain compliance with the Clean Water Act-Section 404, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald, and Golden Eagle Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and others. As a Lead Environmental Biologist – Renewables for our Environmental team, you will serve as lead project manager for the team, focusing on Renewable Energy and Endangered Species project execution, winning repeat work, and managing key client accounts. You will also support marketing and business development efforts, supervise/direct professionals and technical staff, and promote efficiencies in producing quality work. You will collaborate across various teams and/or offices, mentor and train others on complex work, and may travel to job sites for field work.

Olsson currently has an opportunity for a Lead Environmental Biologist – Renewables. We will consider candidates interested in being located near any office within the Olsson footprint.


You are passionate about:

+ Working collaboratively with others

+ Having ownership in the work you do

+ Using your talents to positively affect communities

+ Empowering others to use their talents

You bring to the team:

+ Strong communication skills

+ Ability to contribute and work well on a team

+ Experience solving complex environmental problems

+ Background in Endangered Species, Renewable Energy, and other aspects of environmental planning

+ Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, natural resources, or related field

+ Minimum of 8 years of experience in the consulting industry

+ At least 4 years of experience serving as a project manager

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

+ Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

+ Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities

+ Receive an excellent 401(k) match

+ Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles

+ Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance

+ Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.


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Job Posting: JC251045249

Posted On: Nov 11, 2023

Updated On: Dec 11, 2023

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