Senior Scientist/Planner

  • Bellevue, NE
  • Omaha, NE
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Senior Scientist/Planner

We are looking for a mid-level professional to join our Natural Resources Group. This individual will assist with both field and office assignments on projects addressing potential environmental elements such as NEPA compliance documentation and reviews, natural resource impacts, and/or permitting with moderate supervision by a Project Manager or assigned staff. This candidate will work with other Scientists and staff assigned to projects. This candidate will also work on planning projects, studies, and task-level planning for larger multi-disciplinary projects.


This position will have a hybrid work schedule and, when in the office, will work from our Omaha, NE or Bellevue, NE office. 

The Impact You Will Have
  • Collect, integrate, perform, and review complex calculations and analysis of project elements, and collected data for use in documentation, design, permitting and/or analysis of project systems or solutions and verify accuracy of outputs.
  • Field responsibilities include on-site data collection and documentation of plants and vegetation, soil, cultural/historic features, wildlife, socio-economic features and environmental site assessments.
  • Office activities may include compiling data into a report or other formal document, incorporating data into a database, completing permit applications and preparation of agency correspondence.
  • Demonstrate Intermediate technical knowledge of inputs and methodology associated with various environmental tasks: wetland identification and monitoring; wildlife surveys; T&E identification; planning studies; and/or preparation of NEPA documentation.
  • Demonstrate professional presence, with solid decision-making, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Effectively communicate with project team and clients.
  • Interact with clients, project teams and subconsultants, and assist in project pursuits and preparation of proposals.
  • Perform technical analysis within planning service area.
  • Prepare clear and concise technical reports.
  • Assist Project Manager in developing works plans; begin to understand the overall required plan content, schedule and budget for project deliverables.
  • Assist with project quality control/quality assurance.
  • Begin preparing scopes/budgets for task orders and small scale projects.
  • Manage execution of task orders and small-scale projects.
  • Coordinate preparation of data and materials for client/public meetings and other presentations.
  • Comply with all project and company safety guidelines.
What You Will Need
  • 6-8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
  • Working toward a professional certification strongly preferred.
    • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), Certified Environmental Scientist (CES), Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), or similar.
  • Strong motivation and drive.
  • Exhibit good communication and intrapersonal skills.
  • Strong organization and ability to perform services efficiently and within budgets and schedules.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.


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Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

Our benefits package is designed to take care of our employees. The health and wellness of our employees is essential to their success both personally and professionally. That is why we invest in our employees’ well-being by providing a comprehensive benefits package to help them live a healthy lifestyle. Each option can be customized to meet the needs of our employees and their families. 

Benesch offers a generous paid time benefits plan that increases throughout your career plus several paid holidays.  Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also include company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans. Benesch offers a 401K plan and profit-sharing contributions to the 401K plan with the potential of 9% total employer contribution to your retirement savings!! 

From insurance and retirement plan to our wellness programs, we provide employee benefits that meet your wants and needs. Click here to learn more about some of the benefits of working at Benesch! 

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