Environmental Scientist

Location : Location US-NJ-Princeton
Bachelor's Degree
Employee Type


Kimley-Horn is looking for an Environmental Scientist to join our growing team in the Princeton, New Jersey (NJ) or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA) office! The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2-5 years of professional environmental consulting experience, including conducting wetland delineations and state and federal permitting.


  • Work within a team of professionals to help clients evaluate sites and navigate environmental regulations for land development, transportation, energy, and water resources projects
  • Support field efforts on natural resource surveys including, but not limited to, wetland and stream delineations, vernal pool identification and surveys, and threatened and endangered (T&E) species habitat assessments
  • Draft scientific reports to convey the results and implications of natural resource surveys
  • Assist in the preparation of federal, state, and local permit applications


Skills and Attributes

  • Relevant environmental field experience including wetland and stream delineations, T&E species surveys, habitat assessments, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience working with NJDEP, PADEP, NYSDEC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or other regulatory agencies, and familiarity with their regulations
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills, including the ability to find, create, and manipulate data as well as create figures using ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro.
  • Ability to identify and describe wildlife, plants, habitats, and ecological communities and a desire to learn more
  • Experience drafting scientific and technical reports
  • Team oriented with a strong capability to motivate others
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills to allow for effective communication with clients, regulators, subconsultants, and colleagues in other office locations or disciplines
  • Ability/willingness to work in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and travel to project sites, including multi-day trips to project sites throughout the northeast
  • Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, natural resources, wetland science, soil science, ecological sciences, botany or related field
  • 2-5 years of professional environmental consulting experience, including experience conducting wetland delineations and State and federal natural resource permitting required

At Kimley-Horn, we do things differently. People, clients and employees, are at the forefront of who we are. Clients know we prioritize achieving their goals and growing their success. Employees know our culture and approach to business are built on a desire to provide an environment for everyone to flourish. Our commitment to quality is only as good as the people behind it— that’s why we welcome and develop passionate, hardworking, and proactive employees. We take pride in how our employee retention, robust benefits package, and company values have led to Kimley-Horn’s placement on the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work” list for 15 years!


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