Assistant Scientist

  • 601 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

As an Assistant Scientist on the Environmental Team at Olsson, you will rely on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals while working under general supervision within the application of scientific principles, theories, practices, and company standards in their discipline. You will provide routine scientific work requiring the application of standard techniques and procedures. You will research and write reports, assist in the collection and analysis of data, and may communicate project development to the client. You may travel to job sites for observation and field work during a variety of weather conditions and terrain types. Previous and December 2021 graduates are encouraged to apply.



  • Natural resources and the environment
  • Environmental permitting
  • Field work and travelling


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or equivalent.
  • 0-4 years of related experience.
  • Commitment to working as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills.
  • A desire to succeed and continue to learn throughout your career.
  • A willingness to work a flexible schedule which can include travel.
  • Ability to contribute and support Olsson in meeting our clients’ needs.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.