Nick Zweber, Senior Project Biologist

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Nick Zweber, Senior Project Biologist / Regulatory Construction Compliance

Education
Saint John’s University- Collegeville, Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 2012

 

Summary

Mr. Zweber’s capabilities include wetland jurisdictional determinations, environmental feasibility studies, seagrass surveys, environmental permitting, mitigation design, and mitigation monitoring. Mr. Zweber has performed a number of endangered and threatened species surveys, jurisdictional determinations, and environmental monitoring reports. He has experience in many types of environmental permitting, including residential docks, marinas, and coastal development. Mr. Zweber also serves as compliance inspector for coastal and wetland construction projects, providing construction observation and oversight for regulatory permit compliance including turbidity monitoring, plant inspections, and verification of erosion control devices.

Professional Experience:

The Chappell Group, Inc.  Pompano Beach, Florida
Senior Project Biologist/Regulatory Construction Compliance, October 2013 – Present

Responsibilities include wetland jurisdictional determinations, environmental feasibility studies, seagrass surveys, environmental permitting with all agencies, mitigation design, and mitigation monitoring. Residential and commercial marina permitting and design including all aspects of sovereign submerged land regulations with the Division of State Lands. Regulatory construction compliance inspections including turbidity monitoring, mitigation planting inspections, and verification of erosion control devices.

Newfound Harbor Marine Institute at Seacamp, Big Pine Key, Florida
Marine Science Instructor, September 2012 – May 2013

Responsibilities included educating middle school and high school students on the subtropical marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys, coordinating with teachers to determine program logistics and schools’ schedules, operating a 26 foot United States Coast Guard designated Oceanographic Research Vessel to take students on snorkeling trips.

TechSea International, Inc.  Seattle, Washington
Fisheries Observer, September 2012 – May 2013

Responsibilities included collecting species composition data of fish caught by commercial fishing vessels in the Bering Sea, coordinating with the National Marine Fisheries Service to ensure fisheries regulations were enforced, collecting scales, lengths, and otoliths of fish caught to determine age, recording mammalian and bird sightings and interactions.

Partial List of Projects:

  • Port Everglades Wetland Enhancement Project
  • Markham Park Lead Removal Project, Broward County
  • Dania Beach Marina and Waterfront Revitalization, Dania Beach, FL
  • Broward County Segment II Beach Renourishment, Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Port Everglades Turning Notch Expansion Project
  • Boca Raton Waterway Parks Improvements, Boca Raton, FL
  • Port Everglades Southport Phase IX
  • The Oceanage, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Affiliations:

  • South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Member
  • International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Arborist, Member

Certifications:

  • PADI Open Water SCUBA
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification
  • FDEP Stormwater Management Inspector

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