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Environmental Specialist

GAI Consultants Inc.
paid time off, paid holidays, long term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Pennsylvania, Homestead
385 East Waterfront Drive (Show on map)
October 16, 2023

GAI Consultants, Inc., is seeking an Environmental Specialist to support ecological studies. This position will report to our Homestead, PA office. The Environmental Specialist's primary work responsibility will be to assist with field assessments and documentation of environmental resources for electric transmission and other energy-related projects. The individual will also assist in the compilation of data and the preparation of reports and permitting documents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with environmental field surveys including but not limited to wetland and stream delineations, endangered species surveys, environmental inspections, and compliance monitoring.
  • Data collection using handheld GPS.
  • Assist with the preparation of permit applications and associated environmental reports.
  • Assist with transmission line siting investigations and siting documentation.
  • Must be flexible; travel will be expected as part of this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS/MS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • 0-2 years of experience conducting environmental field surveys in OH, PA, WV, or surrounding states; electric transmission experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of/experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual (1987) and Regional Supplements preferred. Wetland delineation training is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to identify upland and wetland vegetation a plus;
  • Experience utilizing handheld GPS a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and technical writing ability.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications; ArcGIS experience a plus.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Must be able to travel, including overnight trips.
  • A valid Driver's License is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to hike moderate distances through rugged unimproved terrain, utility rights-of-way, in remote areas, etc.
  • Ability to hear and visualize potential hazards during fieldwork or site visit situations.

Why GAI:

At GAI, exceptional people have an exceptional place to work, grow, lead, and achieve. Explore an array of opportunities in locations across the U.S., and join accomplished colleagues in tackling challenging projects for a range of markets. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and feel good about being part of a collaborative team that's committed to supporting the communities we serve. Join GAI and distinguish yourself in a company poised for unlimited growth.

GAI Consultants, Inc. is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

Benefits of working at GAI include:

  • Competitive salary -GAI is committed to paying market-based salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, company paid Long Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability (benefits start within 30 days of hire)
  • New paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption program
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401k company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Bachelors of Environmental and Earth Science (required)
Licenses & Certifications
Driver's License (required)
  • Computer (preferred)
  • Problem Solving (preferred)
  • Teamwork (preferred)

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)