Senior Environmental Scientist
Senior Environmental Scientist
Portland, OR

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly motivated, senior-level environmental scientist based in Portland, OR to contribute to and help expand business in the Pacific Northwest. This position will be responsible for technical leadership, business development, project management, data analysis, report writing, staff supervision, scope and budget preparation, and the review of work performed by others. Stillwater will consider applicants from a variety of disciplines including fisheries biology, aquatic ecology, wetland science, geomorphology, hydrology, restoration ecology, or related fields. The successful applicant will be able to work across disciplines in a collaborative work environment.


Lead business development through marketing, project and client management, and proposal preparation
Provide technical leadership on projects as a senior scientist
Develop study designs and implementing projects with support staff
Analyze, interpret and document aquatic resource data
Maintain an understanding of current scientific approaches and methods
Manage projects on time and within budget
Represent Stillwater in public forums on technical and resource management issues
Participate in interdisciplinary teams and advisory groups for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects
Provide lead authorship on technical reports
Perform senior review of technical reports
Mentor junior staff

Qualified applicants should possess:

  • MS or PhD in Fisheries Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Hydrology, Geomorphology or a related discipline
    10+ years of Pacific Northwest experience in a watershed-related technical field
  • Proven ability to attract and maintain new clients in the Pacific Northwest
  • Demonstrated excellence with verbal and written communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • An aptitude for working independently as well as with collaborative stakeholder driven projects
  • Pacific Northwest permitting and regulatory compliance experience
  • Willingness to travel and work long hours in the field or office to meet project needs
  • Strong relationships or demonstrated collaboration with academic scientists preferred;
  • Experience with some of the following: fish population sampling techniques, hydrological measurements, stream channel assessment, instream flow studies, river restoration and enhancement, aquatic habitat assessment, water quality measurements, SEPA/NEPA/ESA/FERC regulations.
How to apply
Availability, Compensation and Application Details:
  • Full-time position with benefit package.
  • Occasional out-of-town work required (field, meetings, and conferences).
  • Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) plan and full health and dental care. 
Please send a cover letter with a resume, writing sample and salary history in MS word or PDF format to:
  • Please write “Portland Senior Environmental Scientist” in the subject line.
  • Resumes without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.
  • Position will remain open until filled.
  • Electronic submissions preferred.
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