Job Opening- Project Scientist/Project Manager

Ecological Instincts is currently seeking applications for a full-time Project Scientist/Project Manager to assist with a variety of water resource projects throughout Maine. The position will require providing both field and office support on multiple projects, client communications, staff supervision, and assistance with business development, among other tasks. Specific tasks may include GIS mapping and watershed nutrient modeling, conducting field surveys, providing technical assistance to landowners for implementation of Best Management Practices to address stormwater runoff, coordination with local/state/federal agencies and permitting, water quality analyses, public speaking, and grant writing.


  • Bachelor’s degree + 4 years’ experience; Master’s Degree or PhD+ 2 years’ experience.
  • An independent worker with excellent written and verbal communications skills, willing to work remotely and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experienced with ArcGIS products, conducting GIS analyses, and preparing GIS maps.
  • Experience managing and analyzing large data sets and/or conducting statistical analyses using R, or other statistical software.
  • Experience collecting and managing field data, conducting nonpoint source assessments, implementing erosion control Best Management Practices, and familiarity with Maine shoreland zoning rules and permitting requirements.

Please send an electronic copy of your cover letter and current resume by June 4, 2021 to:

Ecological Instincts
Attn: Jennifer Jespersen, Principal
P.O. Box 682
Manchester, ME 04352

This is a full-time position (32-40 hours/week). Compensation is commensurate with experience. EI will contribute to employee health insurance and retirement following a 3-month probationary period. Some travel may be required.

Ecological Instincts is a small, woman-owned business located in central Maine founded in 2015 to provide clients with a full-suite of environmental planning services, including watershed assessments, watershed surveys, watershed management planning, water quality monitoring and data analysis, natural resource assessments, conference planning and public speaking, GIS mapping, grant writing, and environmental education for schools, communities, and watershed groups. Our current projects are located across Maine, with a focus on assisting lake associations and municipalities to protect and improve water quality in their communities.

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