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Environmental Specialist

Post Date:Dec 28, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/28/2017Salary:
Location:US-NC-Raleigh, NC Job Reference:1080

Job Description:

Location: North Carolina (Statewide with potential to work in or remotely with RK&K-Raleigh)



With a Raleigh presence spanning over 50 years, RK&K is a highly respected, nationally ranked engineering firm specializing in water, wastewater, environmental, energy and transportation services.  Our achievements are based on our ability to serve our clients’ needs with sound technical solutions and deliver successful projects.






We are looking for employment of a self-motivated, experienced Environmental Specialist to work in or remotely, anywhere statewide, with RK&K-Raleigh to provide assistance on NCDOT projects with NCDOT Division Environmental Officers. Applicant must be familiar with the latest NCDOT Environmental Policies or similar experience with other North Carolina Environmental Agencies.


Essential Functions


Responsibilities and capabilities include:

  • Capable of interpreting highway construction plans and specifications,

  • Capable of coordinating simultaneous tasks/projects,

  • Proficient communicating technical information,

  • Able to work closely with other design disciplines to determine most practical solutions,

  • Meeting and coordinating with multiple environmental agencies,

  • Perform Threatened and Endangered Species surveys,

  • Advancing projects through Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act,

  • Conducting jurisdictional wetland and stream delineations,

  • Preparation of Environmental Permit Application.


This position affords you the opportunity to fully engage to solve complex problems, provide technical evaluation, and evaluate costs and benefits of potential alternatives.


Why you will love RK&K: RK&K was named one of the best places to work in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal (2014). RK&K provides a unique and welcoming culture that fosters collaboration and growth for every one of our 1,200 employees.  We are proud of the work that we do and our engaged, passionate workforce that is our biggest differentiator.




Minimum requirements include:

  • Previous experience includes 3+ years in natural resources;

  • BS or BA in Natural Resources, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science;

  • Knowledge of plant ID, wildlife, wetlands, soils, and NEPA compliance;

  • Proficiency with MicroStation and AutoCad;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software;

  • Overnight multiday trips possible;

  • Experience with NCDOT policies and procedures is a plus but not required.




Other Duties:


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 



RK&K offers a competitive salary based on experience and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement and training in addition to 3 weeks PTO and an attractive 401(k) plan with company match.


In addition to the on-line application for employment, please email Tina Swiezy ([Click Here to Email Your Resumé]) with notification of your submittal of the on-line application.


EEO Statement

RK&K is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity at all levels.  All individuals are encouraged to apply.

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