Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Senior Environmental Scientist/Regulatory Specialist

Richmond, VA

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is the leading provider of natural and cultural resource consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic region. We have worked on ±7,500 projects comprising ±275,000 acres, and have created and restored more than 1,000 acres of wetlands and restored more than 44 miles of streams. Our team of 125+ engineers, scientists, archeologists, ecosystem technicians, GIS/survey/compliance specialists, and technology/training specialists, and administrative staff yield a unique combination of disciplines focused on wetlands and water resources and provide creative solutions for integrating the constraints of economics and land plan requirements with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. 

Senior Environment Scientist/Regulatory Specialist | Richmond, VA

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is a seeking an experienced, highly motivated Senior Environmental Scientist/Regulatory Specialist to join our team in Richmond, Virginia.


  • Wetlands delineation
  • Endangered and Threatened Species studies
  • Wetlands mitigation monitoring
  • Stream restoration monitoring
  • Clean Water Act permitting, including pre-application meetings with clients, designers and agency personnel; avoidance/minimization planning, environmental assessments and impact statements; permit application preparation; and responses to agency comments
  • Resource Protection Area delineation
  • Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act studies and approvals
  • Assistance with business development
  • Participating in industry organizations
  • Proposal preparation

Background and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or a related discipline
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and/or Professional Wetland Delineator (PWD) certification
  • Experience performing wetland delineations; preparing technical studies related to aquatic resources; conducting endangered and threatened species (ETS) surveys; assessing potential impacts to ETS; and coordinating with federal and state resource agencies with regard to wetlands and ETS issues
  • Experience coordinating with federal and state resource agencies with regard to the Clean Water Act, VWP and VMRC permitting
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD® and GIS
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision
  • Knowledge of local land development practices
  • Knowledge of NEPA, FEMA or FERC regulation is a plus
  • Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors
  • Willingness to regularly travel regionally to supplement and work with staff in our Gainesville, VA Headquarters office


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Short-Term Disability Plans
  • Life, AD&D, and Supplemental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401KSOP
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Gift (Matching) Program
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Ongoing training and development
  • LEED Gold-certified headquarters building (includes an employee gym and dog kennel)
  • 100% employee-owned company  
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Susanna Headly

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