• Scientist

    Location US-IN-Indianapolis
    Job ID 0418-18356
    HNTB Job Title
    Environmental Services
  • Why Choose HNTB?

    For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

    At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

    For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


    The time is right to join HNTB Corporation!  HNTB is currently seeking a Scientist in our Indianapolis, Indiana office.

    Job Summary

    Performs limited assignments under direction of more senior Scientist. Assists in performing basic scientific studies, documentations and investigations at project sites and phases or projects, including planning, design, program management and construction.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Under direction of more senior Scientist, follows clearly established data collection methods to assist in conducting research projects and surveys.
    • Supports research efforts by gathering basic information from government agencies and clients, reviewing maps, assisting in field investigations among other supporting activities.
    • Based on prescribed methodology, sets up test equipment at proposed construction site to obtain scientific data.
    • Using established prescribed templates, prepares written reports, maps and statements of geologic, hydrologic, biologic and/or other scientific findings at project site as it relates to the design and construction of projects.
    • Maintains administrative records, collections and files related to specific projects.
    • Keeps current with trends, literature and new developments in ecology and environmental science.
    • Assists team in the production of project deliverables.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related field

    Preferred Qualifications/Skills

    • Master's degree in Natural Sciences
    • Familiarity in one or more of the following technical specialties preferred: socioeconomic studies, cultural resources, noise analysis, wetland delineation, waters of the U.S. and Section 404/401 permitting, storm water inspection/management, wildlife/protected species
    • Familiarity with NEPA documentation
    • Familiarity with transportation/infrastructure projects
    • Familiarity with INDOT & FTA environmental procedures
    • Familiarity with ArcMap or basic GIS mapping


    General Work Conditions

    Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

    EEO Statement

    HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

    The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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