Restoration Ecologist/Assistant Project Manager

Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
Ecological Services


As an Ecological Project Manager for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), you'll be a part of project teams to navigate today’s complex environmental regulatory landscape, helping our commercial, institutional, manufacturing, mining, and energy clients to achieve and maintain surface water compliance. Working with clients, contractors, and local government officials, you will be involved in the entire project - from conceptual and design phases, through the regulatory review process, bidding, and construction. Projects may include any of the following areas of emphasis: watershed planning, wetland and stream assessments; delineations; mitigation plan development; natural channel design; construction observation and monitoring; storm water bio-retention and wetland treatment systems; endangered species surveys and ecological risk assessments. We are looking for a candidate with strong writing and communication skills to join a multidisciplinary team focused on connecting water quality improvement initiatives with ecological restoration principles.


  • B.S. and preferably an M.S. degree in Ecology, Biology, or related natural resources field;
  • 3-7 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: Hydrology, Geomorphology, Aquatic Ecology, Stream and Wetland Restoration, Water and Sediment Quality, or Environmental Permitting and  Reporting;
  • Experience with Section 401/404 Clean Water Act Regulations as it relates to wetland and stream impacts. 
  • Experience with Ohio Isolated Wetlands and Ephemeral Stream Channel Permit Regulations is preferred;
  • Demonstrated understanding of State and Federal water quality improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated task and project management experience within a team of technical professionals; and
  • Rosgen Level II, AutoCAD Civil 3D, GIS, stream channel survey, wetland design, grant writing, nutrient reduction and regulatory experience is preferred.

About Us

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is consistently ranked as an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Design Firm, offering big firm opportunities with a small firm culture.  Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide you with the opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in our success.  You will work on diverse projects while providing high quality service to our clients. 


In addition to offering company stock at all levels, we provide a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus for all employees, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability and tuition assistance.  Join our team where your contribution matters.


CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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