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Senior Environmental Specialist

GAI Consultants Inc.
paid time off, paid holidays, long term disability, 401(k)
United States, Pennsylvania, Cranberry Township
600 Cranberry Woods Drive (Show on map)
Oct 16, 2023

GAI Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Senior Environmental Specialist 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 for electric transmission and other energy-related projects. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a challenging, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment that will utilize their related experience to develop professionally and grow in today's global environment. This position is eligible for GAI's flexible Hybrid work schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist 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, wetland delineation, and other environmental reports.
  • Assist with siting investigations and report preparation.
  • Must be flexible; travel will be expected as part of this position. Fieldwork in rough terrain possible, exposed to weather and outdoor hazards. Travel to remote areas driving on rough roads in a variety of weather conditions.


  • BS/MS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience in conducting wetland delineations in OH, WV, PA, VA, and/or surrounding states.
  • Knowledge of/experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual (1987) and Regional Supplements.
  • Ability to identify upland and wetland vegetation and experience using field guides and dichotomous keys a plus;
  • Knowledge of federal and state wetlands and streams permitting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • 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:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • This position requires hiking up to 2 or more miles per day and carrying up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to hike moderate distances through unimproved terrain, utility rights-of-way, and in remote areas.
  • Fieldwork will be conducted in variable weather and environmental conditions, often requiring long or irregular hours.
  • A commitment to safely performing job duties in these conditions is required.

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 To 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

Bachelors of Biology (required)
2 - 4 years: Related experience. (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)