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Senior Soil Scientist
Company: VHB
Location: Providence, RI
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 03/03/2021
Expire Date: 04/03/2021
Job Categories: Construction, Mining and Trades, Consulting Services, Engineering, Government and Policy, Information Technology, Real Estate, Science, Transportation, Research & Development, Environmental, Natural Resources, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Senior Soil Scientist



VHB’s growing Providence, RI, office has an immediate need for a Senior Soil Scientist to join our Natural Science team.

About Us

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

  • We are creative problem-solvers
  • We work hard, and we give back
  • We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)
  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

About the Position

Senior Soil Scientist  | Providence, RI



  • Wetland delineations to identify and document indicators of wetland hydrology; dominant plant species in three structural strata; and field indicators of hydric soils in New England
  • Preparation of wetland functional assessments and evaluation of impacts to existing wetland services by proposed project activities
  • Wetland mitigation site evaluation, design, monitoring and functional assessment
  • Preparation of soil profile descriptions following USDA NRCS nomenclature
  • Familiarity with the flora of southern New England and ability to key out plant species using floristic keys
  • Erosion and sediment control planning
  • Environmental permitting, NEPA/MEPA documentation, local, state and federal wetland permit preparation
  • Construction monitoring to confirm adherence to permit conditions

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work in field settings under a variety of weather conditions alone or with a partner
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be highly motivated and a team player
  • Knowledge of local, state and Federal environmental regulations


  • BS degree in environmental science, ecology, plant, or soil science, or related field
  • 10+ years of professional environmental consulting experience with a focus in soil science
  • Ability to travel, as needed, to support offices and projects
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), and/or Professional Member of the Society of Soil Scientists of Southern New England, or Certified Professional Soil Scientist by the Soil Science Society of America and/or Certified Professional in Soil Erosion Control (CPESC) desirable. RI Class IV Soil Evaluator License also desirable

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.




VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Company Name: VHB
Website: https://careers-vhb.icims.com/jobs/...
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