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Our research crews brave all types of weather and environmental conditions to capture and band birds and bats. Their dedication is unparalleled. The crew here capture sea ducks.

Join Our Team

The researchers and support staff who work at BRI all have one thing in common—their passion for helping create a healthier environment. That passion translates into a myriad of interests and projects. Core values stand at the heart of our staff: commitment, creativity, collaboration, integrity. We are always looking for candidates who embody those core values and who can bring their special talents and skills to the job at hand.

Browse through our projects and staff pages to get to know us and watch for position openings that can be found below.

Human Resources, Insurance, and Office Manager: Bridget Bowden

Entry Level Field Scientist

 

BRI is seeking an entry level field scientist to join our environmental consulting group--BRI Environmental--in our Portland, Maine office. BRI environmental is a consulting group dedicated to conservation, education, and environmentally sound project development. We work primarily on solar and wind energy projects and is at the forefront of the renewable energy industry in New England.

The successful candidate will work as part of BRI Environmental to provide a range of consulting services to a diverse set of clients. The qualified candidate must be proficient in the MS Office Suite, possess good leadership qualities, be able to remain organized and disciplined in a dynamic working environment where deadlines and schedules are changing depending on client needs. This hire will serve as a supporting team member in the performance of wetland delineations and the field mapping of regulated natural resources. When not in the field, permitting and reporting will also be an expectation of this role. This position will also work collaboratively with BRI’s other offices on cross disciplinary projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field. 
  • Basic understanding of performing wetland delineations, specifically in the northeastern United States, using the USACE 1987 Manual and Regional Supplement(s) and identifying wetlands with the Cowardin et al. (1979) classification system.
  • Demonstrate capability for development of management and organizational skills. 
  • Leadership potential and ability to conduct field surveys and support subsequent reporting on results and regulatory implications of findings. 
  • Willingness to travel and commitment to the team is a must. 
  • Able to use digital applications and manage personal schedule and necessary workflows. 
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Some experience conducting field surveys or biological assessments preferred.
  • Problem solving mentality and a strong ability to work independently. 
  • Experience with GPS equipment used in field data collection (Trimble, iPad, iPhone, etc.) preferred, but not required. 
  • Experience working in wilderness areas competently and safely.
  • Strong writing and data analysis skills coupled with excellent verbal communication.

Work schedule and location: This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week salaried position and is based at the BRI office in Portland, Maine.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. BRI offers a fully paid employee health insurance premium, plus optional dependent coverage, dental, LTD, and life insurance, 401k with match, and generous paid PTO and holidays. Costs associated with work travel are reimbursed.

To apply: Applications should be sent to Dale Knapp (dale.knapp@brienvironmental.org) with the email subject line “Entry Level Field Scientist Job Opening”. Please submit a single PDF file including: (1) letter of interest, (2) CV/Resume, (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Biodiversity Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

GIS Manager

 

BRI Environmental is seeking a GIS manager to join BRI's environmental consulting group in our Portland, Maine office. We are dedicated to conservation, education, and environmentally sound project development. We  work primarily on solar and wind energy projects and is at the forefront of the renewable energy industry in New England.

The successful candidate will work as part of BRI Environmental to provide a range of GIS services to a diverse set of clients. The qualified candidate must be proficient in the Esri Software Suite (Desktop platforms, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise). This position will also work collaboratively with BRI’s other offices on cross disciplinary projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience configuring applications using Esri's ArcGIS Online (Field Maps, Collector, Survey123) to support project work. 
  • Demonstrated experience in task managing or project management on small to medium sized GIS implementation projects. 
  • Knowledge of working with and editing geodatabases.
  • Outstanding management and organizational skills are a must for this position. 
  • Provide GIS technical assistance and support to other members of the office. 
  • Ability to create map services and interactive web applications and ability to utilize GIS applications to perform advanced spatial analysis or data conversion or manipulation. I.e. raster/surface manipulation, mosaic, modify and repurpose imagery for other software. 
  • Able to use applications and scripts to create automated geoprocessing workflows. 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with the Esri product Suite (Desktop, Web, Server environments)
  • Problem solving mentality and a strong ability to work independently.

Work schedule and location: This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week salaried position and is based at the BRI office in Portland, Maine.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. BRI offers a fully paid employee health insurance premium, plus optional dependent coverage, dental, LTD and life insurance, 401k with match, and generous paid PTO and holidays. Costs associated with work travel are reimbursed.

To apply: Applications should be sent to Dale Knapp (dale.knapp@brienvironmental.org) with the email subject line “GIS Technician Job Opening”. Please submit a single PDF file including: (1) letter of interest, (2) CV/Resume, (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Biodiversity Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Lead Wetland Scientist

 

BRI Environmental is seeking a Lead Wetland Scientist to join our environmental consulting group in our Portland, Maine office. We an dedicated to conservation, education, and environmentally sound project development. We work primarily on solar and wind energy projects and is at the forefront of the renewable energy industry in New England.

The successful candidate will work as part of the BRI Environmental Consulting Group to provide a range of consulting services to a diverse set of clients. The qualified candidate must be proficient in the MS Office Suite, possess good leadership qualities, be able to remain organized and disciplined in a dynamic working environment where deadlines and schedules are changing depending on client needs. This hire will serve as a team leader for wetland delineations and in the performance of regulated natural resource surveys. This position will also work collaboratively with BRI’s other offices on cross disciplinary projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field. Masters degree preferred.
  • Experience performing wetland delineations, specifically in the northeastern United States, using the USACE 1987 Manual and Regional Supplement(s) and identifying wetlands with the Cowardin et al. (1979) classification system.
  • Demonstrated experience in task management or project management on complex projects. 
  • Knowledge of functional and biological assessments.
  • Proven management and organizational skills. 
  • Experience with field leadership in the performance of field surveys and subsequent reporting on results and regulatory implications of findings. 
  • Willingness to travel and commitment to the team is a must. 
  • Experience with local, state and federal permitting.
  • Able to use applications and scripts to create automated geoprocessing workflows. 
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in environmental consulting
  • Problem solving mentality and a strong ability to work independently. 
  • Experience with and trouble shooting GPS equipment used in field data collection (Trimble, iPad, iPhone, etc.)
  • Ability to navigate and lead others in wilderness areas competently and safely.
  • Strong writing and data analysis skills coupled with excellent verbal communication.

Work schedule and location: This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week salaried position and is based at the BRI office in Portland, Maine.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. BRI offers a fully paid employee health insurance premium, plus optional dependent coverage, denta, LTD and life insurance, 401k with match, and generous paid PTO and holidays. Costs associated with work travel are reimbursed.

To apply: Applications should be sent to Dale Knapp (dale.knapp@brienvironmental.org) with the email subject line “Lead Wetland Scientist Job Opening”. Please submit a single PDF file including: (1) letter of interest, (2) CV/Resume, (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Biodiversity Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 
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