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Project Manager - Natural Resources

Company: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Location: Sheridan
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

About the opportunityAre you passionate about high quality environmental work, innovation, and the superior client service? SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking highly experienced, dynamic, self-motivated Natural Resources Project Manager with strong interpersonal skills and experience in natural resources management and biological studies. - This individual will successfully drive our projects throughout all phases from early planning and permitting through construction. You should reside in the Sheridan, WY and support our operations in both locations for a variety of projects in the upper Midwest/Northern Plains. - Additional opportunities will be available to work with other offices in the region and across the country. - Highly qualified project managers living in nearby locations (e.g., Montana; others) will be seriously considered for a distributed role and are encouraged to apply. -This Natural Resources Project Manager will have technical expertise in all aspect of Natural Resource permitting, NEPA, facility siting and constraints studies, and agency interactions at all levels. - Skills include the ability to manage large and complex projects and milestones within schedule and budget expectations and primarily be responsible for QA/QC oversight of field data to support report-writing and permitting. - The Natural Resources Project Manager will be experienced in managing multiple components and multidisciplinary staff to complete project permitting requirements. -Our Natural Resources program works on diverse natural resources related projects across many business lines, including oil and gas, renewable energy, utilities, infrastructure, transportation, and mining projects. In addition, the Sheridan, WY office offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural resources, cultural resources, and permitting. -This is a regular (with benefits), full-time, salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience. SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). -Titles available under this job opening include:

  • Associate Project Manager -- Typically has at least five (5) years of relevant industry experience and expertise.
  • Project Manager -- Typically has at least seven (7) years of relevant industry experience and expertise.What you will accomplish
    • Serve as project manager or technical lead on a variety of resource management planning projects
    • Manage small and large natural resources projects, including maintaining budgets, schedules, and quality of service
    • Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to staff-level biologists and field staff
    • Work closely with a project team to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment that meet client needs and can withstand agency and public scrutiny
    • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively
    • Work with Corporate accounting department to review invoices, expenditures and project audits for projects/tasks
    • Work closely with SWCAs resource scientists and environmental planners, managers and directors in both natural and cultural resources throughout the company to promote SWCAs business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values
    • Implement and administer SWCAs safety procedures and standards of scientific and professional ethics
    • Lead biological technical assessment and survey efforts including preparing and providing peer review for technical reports and environmental permits such as biological resource assessments and constraints analyses, State and federal endangered species act consultations, CWA Section 404/401 permitting.
    • Conduct scientific assessment and statistical analysesExperience and qualifications for successRequired
      • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in biology, environmental science, natural resource management, geology, or other related field required;
      • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience performing environmental, ecological, or natural resources studies, surveys, or projects in the private or public sector
      • A minimum of two (2) years as a natural resources project manager; including staff and project team supervision.
      • Extensive working knowledge of federal and state laws (e.g., NEPA, CWA, and ESA) governing natural resource management
      • Demonstrated experience with federal agencies such as US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Forest Service (USFS), and/or US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other state/local agenciesPreferred
        • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant natural resources experience in the public and/or private sector
        • At least two (2) years working as an environmental consultant
        • Experience working with renewable energy, oil & gas, transportation, public utilities, and/or mining clients
        • Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements
        • Demonstrated experience working in a face paced work environment, and a desire to work in a highly collaborative team atmosphere.
        • Experience and/or a strong interest supporting business development efforts -SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among -Engineering News-Records -Top 200 Environmental Firms. -If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please email accomodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. -This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. -SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. - In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency. -An employee in this Sheridan, WY - based position can expect a salary of: - for the Associate Project Manager role - $63,440.00 to $81,120.00/year; for the Project Manager role - $70,200.00 to $91,000.00/year. - Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. - Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCAs Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more. -EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. -#LI-EF1Seniority LevelMid-Senior level

Keywords: SWCA Environmental Consultants, Billings , Project Manager - Natural Resources, Accounting, Auditing , Sheridan, Montana

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