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Ecological Stream Restoration Designer

Resource Environmental Solutions

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted March 30, 2021.

Overview RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions.

To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats.

RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients.

RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.

RES is currently accepting applications for a stream restoration practitioner to join a growing, multi-disciplinary team of ecosystem restoration designers and engineers currently working on the nation’s largest river, stream and wetland restoration projects.

Responsibilities The desired candidate’s responsibilities would include, but are not limited to: Fieldwork: Geomorphic, biological, and ecological site assessments Mitigation crediting field protocols Applied fluvial geomorphic / hydraulic survey Construction oversight Post construction monitoring Data Processing and Technical Writing: Document restoration design process Provide written portions of proposals, regulatory permit applications and post construction monitoring reports related to restoration design Complete mitigation crediting calculations Restoration Design: Restoration design development including design discharge selection and development of design metrics Develop design metrics and parameters into a 3-dimensional design with the AutoCAD Civil 3D environment Assist in AutoCAD plan production to develop preliminary, final, and construction restoration plan sets Assist in the development of cost estimates and construction specifications The ideal candidate will have experience in AutoCAD, stream restoration principles and practices, fluvial geomorphology, field survey and data collection techniques, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and environmental regulations.

Qualifications Minimum: Bachelor’s degree and 2-5+ years’ experience in a natural resources design field (such as, but not limited to, landscape architecture, civil engineering, biological systems engineering, agricultural engineering, or water resources engineering) or a natural sciences field (such as, but not limited to, geology, geomorphology, environmental science, ecology or biology).

Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.) with attention to detail.

Must produce a writing example upon request.

Ability to effectively focus on a variety of tasks to produce quality results within project deadlines Ability to travel to sites as needed.

Overnight stays are required.

A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs Preferred: On the job experience with stream restoration, field data collection, water resources engineering, and hydraulic and hydrology investigations Current industry related registration or the ability to obtain registration upon employment Knowledge of stream ecology, biology, and geomorphology Knowledge of watershed hydrology, stream hydraulics, and sediment transport Understanding of the use of regional regressions, regional curves, and reference data in stream restoration design Ability to evaluate design discharge, channel cross section, profile and planform using a variety of methods Ability to read and interpret ecological restoration construction plans Ability to interpret results from H&H models AutoCAD Civil 3D, GIS, HEC-RAS or other hydrologic and hydraulic software Experience in construction document production Familiarity with Clean Water Act, state, and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes Experience providing construction oversight VEVRAA Federal Contractor RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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