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Environmental Scientist

Indianapolis, IN | Full Time

Job Description


Responsibility connects us, empowers us, binds us to our community, and challenges us to do what is right. Clean water, safe roads, efficient energy, resilient power sources, and buildings that enhance their surroundings – these are significant responsibilities we take to heart.


At CHA, we believe in responsibly improving the world we live in, and we ask our team to aspire to that ideal every day. At the foundation of our responsibility is our commitment to inclusion and diversity and choosing to treat everyone with dignity and equality. We also take accountability for making decisions that promote sustainability in our business and our designs. We are on a mission to reduce our environmental footprint and bring greener solutions to our clients. We believe it is our responsibility and work to do that each and every day.


We are currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our Highway Team based in Indianapolis, IN.


CHA believes our employees should have the time and flexibility to balance work and personal commitments. We offer most employees the option of a hybrid schedule with a work week that includes both office and work from home days.


CHA’s highway professionals have planned, developed, and provided solutions to municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, public and private authorities, and state transportation agencies for nearly 70 years. Addressing the immediate travel needs and expectations of today’s society and anticipating the mobility and modal challenges and opportunities that will accompany our next generation requires comprehensive planning, engineering, and implementation. 


At CHA, the Environmental Scientist uses their knowledge of environmental policies, procedures, and scientific analysis to perform various tasks for our clients. This individual will conduct field work, analyze data, and provide reporting to assist with managing environmental risk on projects. Specific tasks of the environmental scientist may include assisting with permit applications, stream and wetland monitoring and inspections, as well as preparing environmental impact statements. CHA’s environmental scientists provide vital project services to our clients, ensuring our environment is protected for years to come.   


At CHA, you can build a career and find your passion across our diverse business lines and project teams. Being part of CHA means being part of a team of talented professionals, where you’ll find support for your career growth and the opportunity to impact our industry and our communities. Find your “why” at CHA!


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience required
  • Experience working with INDOT preferred
  • Knowledge of wetland delineation, NEPA, Section 401/404 permitting/certifications, and Rule 5 are a plus
  • Experience with ArcMap or basic GIS Mapping is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel is required
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to physically navigate and work in the field in various weather conditions
  • Valid US driver's license is required
  • Some local travel (20%) required


At CHA, we are helping to build a world where thought leadership, social responsibility, and diversity thrive, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a highly talented and diverse team of individuals to help us do it. Our aspiration to responsibly improve the world we live in – combined with hiring practices, training opportunities, and engagement with our communities – reflect a company culture that is progressive and forward leaning.


We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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