Ecological Engineer/Scientist

  • Job posted by Biohabitats

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Imagine applying your design and management skills to meaningful work for a company that values your work/life balance as much as your technical expertise. Biohabitats seeks an engineer/scientist with a solid foundation in the principles of stream, wetland, and ecological restoration and applied experience leading restoration projects from concepts through CDs and implementation.

The Ecological Engineer/Scientist or Water Resources Engineer/Scientist will lead a variety of public, private, and institutional projects throughout the Great Lakes and Ohio River Basin region, with an opportunity to collaborate on restoration projects being led out of other Bioregion Offices. Projects, which will vary in type, scale, and complexity, will include ecological restoration masterplans, stream restoration, and bank stabilization using bioengineering methods, wetland restoration, stormwater management, and retrofits design.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducting watershed level inventories and baseline assessments
  • Stream and wetland restoration, bank stabilization, and stormwater
  • system retrofit concept development and lead design support
  • Preparing specifications and cost estimates
  • Facilitating public outreach
  • Construction bid support
  • Construction observation
  • Post-construction monitoring

Required Skills

  • 7 to 10 years of consulting experience in the ecological restoration
  • and stormwater field
  • Client management and project management experience
  • Complete field assessments under a variety of weather and site conditions
  • Experience in stream restoration and bank stabilization design in Great Lakes
  • Innovative stormwater retrofit planning and design
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with colleagues and clients
  • Understanding of ecosystem restoration principles/processes
  • Stream geomorphology assessment & nature based (living shoreline)
  • design experience a plus
  • Unwavering environmental ethic

Preferred Skills

  • GIS training or experience


  • BS, MS, or PhD in water resources engineering, ecological engineering, civil engineering or environmental science
  • Professional Registration
  • Ohio PE or ability to obtain through reciprocity is a plus
  • SER certification a plus


  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and attractive benefits package:
  • Flexible Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Teleworking Flexibility
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employer-Contributed Health Savings Account
  • Retirement Account with Employer Match
  • Quarterly Profit Bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Continuing Education Support
  • Professional License Reimbursement


Biohabitats is a purpose driven, performance oriented, and values led organization. To ensure that you will thrive at Biohabitats, we highly encourage you to review our Mission, Values, and Approach before applying.

To Apply

Please send in pdf format a:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • References

Biohabitats is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement