Position Description

Ecological Principal Scientist Consultant
ID 2645
Location Maynard, MA
Practice/Center Ecological and Biological Sciences
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Exponent  is a leading construction, engineering, and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 900 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 700 consultants, including more than 425 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

Exponent's Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice is currently hiring for a Principal Scientist for our Maynard, MA office. This person will participate in a diverse array of projects involving natural resource damage assessment, ecological and human health risk assessment, water resources and water quality management, ecotoxicology, biological oceanography, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, fishery science, plant ecology, wetland science and restoration, and geospatial analyses.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, developing, and securing new business opportunities and promote Exponent through industry contacts
  • Enhancing and growing client relationships
  • Developing and mentoring staff in both technical and business areas
  • Growing the practice area by recruiting and developing staff
  • Promoting Exponent’s multidisciplinary consulting expertise by publishing papers, presenting at conferences, and conducting seminars

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, Oceanography, Ecotoxicology, Natural Resources, or other related field
  • Fifteen (or more) years of experience in Ecological Science consulting including experience as an expert witness
  • Has built an existing personal consulting practice comprised of a substantial client base
  • Experience in managing projects and multidisciplinary teams
  • An outstanding reputation among clients for integrity, responsiveness, and technical expertise
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and critical thinking skills

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.

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