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Environmental Scientist Intern Kansas City 2515

We are excited to share once TranSystems has been recognized as a top 100 design firm by Engineering News-Record in 2023. For more than 50 years, TranSystems has committed to a mission of performing engineering and architectural planning, design, and construction solution services in a manner that is both safe and in compliance with all applicable regulatory and client requirements.  At TranSystems, we have established and continue to nurture a culture that is committed to providing quality services for our clients.  We’re looking for top talent to grow with our firm.

What you'll be challenged to do:

TranSystems is seeking an Environmental Scientist Intern to support our Midwest Area on a variety of planning and design projects. In addition to an environmental/science background, a candidate for this position should have strong listening and communication skills with the ability to learn and apply environmental and regulatory knowledge in assisting more experienced environmental scientists in meeting clients’ environmental clearance and regulatory needs in the areas of transportation. Additionally, the ideal candidate is someone who is motivated, eager to learn, a team player, and takes pride in their work.


Primary Responsibilities (others may be included):

  • Assist with environmental field investigation (wetland delineation) for Section 404 Clean Water Act Compliance and Section 7 threatened and endangered species review. Field Investigation may involve travel to remote locations for multiple days.
  • Environmental planning including desktop reviews, NEPA document preparation, and other technical writing.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research and information graphic preparation.
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, (SWPPP) preparation and field verification and testing.
  • Perform in a team environment with Engineers, Planners, and Environmental Scientists.
  • Receive instructions from a Project Manager or Senior Project Engineer as to the assigned tasks, budget for tasks, and general deliverables necessary to meet client expectations.  Ask questions if task assignments aren’t clear.
  • Represent the Environmental Team in both internal project status meetings and by supporting Project Managers at external meetings with clients.
  • Keep Project Manager informed of design status and any potential impacts to project schedule, scope, or required effort.
  • Grow professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks; participating in professional societies. These activities can be accomplished in person or virtually, if needed.

What you bring to our firm:


  • Pursuing or received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, or a related field from an accredited university
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Willing to work in the field and travel remotely
  • Ability to learn and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Actively engages multiple perspectives when solving problems, seeks to learn from peers, and encourages reciprocal learning among team members.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What we’d prefer for you to bring to our firm:


  • Currently a senior or received Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, or a related field from an accredited university
  • Familiarity with ESRI Arc products
  • Experience with environmental regulations and/or wetland science



Featured Benefits: 

  • 401(k) company match



TranSystems is proud to be an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any 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).


As the employer of choice, we are committed to action and strive for a company that reflects the vast diversity of our country and the communities we serve. TranSystems is committed to embracing diversity in all forms, including race, culture, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, thought and religious background. We acknowledge the impacts of prejudice and discrimination on historically underserved communities. We commit to establishing a more diverse, inclusive and positive work environment that drives innovation.


Recruiters or staffing agencies: TranSystems is not obligated to compensate any external recruiter or search firm who presents a candidate, their resume, or profile to a TranSystems employee without 1) a current, fully-executed agreement on file and 2) being assigned to the open position (as a search) via our applicant tracking solution.