Today’s businesses are facing the most comprehensive and complicated suite of environmental regulations on record. At EDGE, we provide our clients the insight and expertise to achieve their business objectives amidst this complex landscape. We stand apart from other consulting firms by putting the client’s needs at the forefront of everything we do, delivering innovative and responsive solutions across multiple practice areas.


EDGE is seeking a motivated Wetland Scientist with demonstrated experience leading natural resource surveys, focused primarily on wetland delineation, habitat assessment, and endangered species for our clients in the Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Manufacturing industries.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing, dynamic environmental engineering consulting firm in our HOUSTON, Texas office.  As a member of the team, you will assist in the design and implementation of field programs, lead wetland delineation and habitat assessments, prepare the necessary environmental reports and documentation to support federal and state environmental permit applications, and support the preparation of federal and state permit applications related to the development of projects located throughout the United States, but with an emphasis in the Gulf Coast Region. 

As a specialist handling a mixture of field and office work, you will assist in the preparation of technically detailed reports with high-level attention to detail, while thriving in your ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.  You will work closely with your fellow team members to ensure the timely completion of a technically sound project within budget.

As a consultant at EDGE, you will utilize your well-developed communication and cognitive skills to grow in your career through formal and informal coaching and by participating in the many training opportunities provided by the company.  As an individual who takes initiative and accepts challenges, your career at EDGE enables you to seize the opportunity to experience increased responsibility through project management, managing staff and developing business.

  • Design and implementation of field programs, leading wetland delineation, habitat assessment, and endangered species surveys
  • Prepare technically-detailed environmental reports and documentation to support federal and state environmental permits (e.g. wetland delineation reports)
  • Assist with Section 404, Section 10, and Section 401 permitting
  • Assist with the development of compensatory mitigation plans for natural resource impacts in consultation with federal and state agencies
  • Assist with the preparation of proposals and cost estimates
  • Manage subcontractors for large-scale field programs on linear projects
  • Assist in facilitating meetings with Federal and State agencies
  • Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments

  • B.S. in a natural resource sciences discipline, biology, or related degree
  • 3 to 5 years of consulting experience
  • Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) or Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS)
  • Knowledge of Gulf Coast flora and fauna
  • Leadership potential and strong interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental permitting programs
  • Experience with GPS data collection
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to multi-task under tight schedule constraints

  • Master’s Degree in a natural resource sciences discipline, biology, or related degree


EDGE strives to hire and retain the best and brightest candidates available in the marketplace.  To be selected for this position, the candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and outstanding oral and written communication skills allowing positive internal, client, and contractor relationships.  Excellent technical writing skills for environmental permit applications and reports are required, as are outstanding problem-solving abilities.  The selected candidate will demonstrate passion for the business of environmental consulting, technical excellence and quality, leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with EDGE.


EDGE offers excellent compensation packages commensurate with experience.  We provide comprehensive employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, an employer matched 401(k) plan, and bonus plan, along with the opportunity to work on challenging projects and career advancement.

EDGE will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H‐1B visa, OPT, etc.) to fill this position.


If interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to


Department: NEPA-Permitting
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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