SWCA Environmental Consultants

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SWCA Environmental Consultants US-ND-Bismarck
Mar 11, 2017
Full time
Our Bismarck office is looking for Natural Resources Team Lead to support office goals by pursuing project opportunities, managing projects and clients, directing biological and/or wetlands field studies, and supervising and mentoring staff.  You will primarily assist clients with projects related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and other federal, state, and local environmental regulations. SWCA offers an enthusiastic, supportive, and casual work environment with flexible schedules and a competitive total compensation and benefits package, including a stock ownership program. What you will accomplish : Serve as a project manager for a variety of natural resource projects Manage the financial performance of individual projects and effectively coordinate with clients and agencies Manage client relationships and conduct business development with new and existing clients Supervise, mentor and instruct project managers, technical staff and field personnel Network within industry organizations to establish and expand the regional client base and revenue in the areas of environmental planning, permitting, and broad-based natural resources services. Identify and qualify sales opportunities (prospects and proposals), manage opportunities and make recommendations to Director Prepare and review stand-alone biological resources reports, biological assessments, wetland reports, and biological portions of NEPA and/or North and South Dakota state permit documents (PSC, PUC) Prepare protocols and supervise surveys for sensitive habitats and species; including general surveys for report writing, focused or protocol-level surveys, and pre-construction surveys Prepare reports related to National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, technical documents, proposals and other written deliverables related to various permitting/planning and compliance projects as required Provide management plan/action plan for projects that are on an overrun track and ensure that the plan is implemented to avoid overruns Primary responsibility for QA/QC oversight of field data to support report-writing, land use planning, State (DEP, EPA, DNR) and Federal reports (Fish and Wildlife Service, USACE, etc.), and permitting Develop recommendations for mitigation measures, monitoring, and permitting specific to biological resources Work closely with SWCA’s other staff in both natural and cultural resources throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values  Experience and qualifications for success : A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Natural Resource Management, Biology, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Science, Ecology, or related field required; graduate degree preferred Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in biological fieldwork, consulting, and project management, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work from pre-field tasks to final report preparation Demonstrated business development success and consulting acumen, including established credibility with federal and state reviewing agencies and clients, as well as success in proposal writing Demonstrated experience in supervising, mentoring, and providing leadership for other professionals Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., keying rare plants, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc. Previous experience with environmental surveys, research design, and field implementation on a variety of projects Previous experience with federal, state, and local laws and regulations in the Western U.S., with experience in North and South Dakota preferred Experience in wetland delineation following the USACE 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual; Wetland Certification is a plus but not required Prior primary report authorship in a natural resources consulting context for a variety of project types, in a variety of regions, and with a variety of agencies Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., keying rare plants, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.) Ability to take initiative, resolve problems, and ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective manner Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 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-Record’s  Top 200 Environmental Firms. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email  accommodations@swca.com  or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.  EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SWCA Environmental Consultants Broomfield, CO, U.S.
Mar 11, 2017
Full time
Our Denver, Colorado office offers a unique work environment and specializes in environmental consulting and contruction compliance. As part of an interdisciplinary team, this position will assist with and oversee environmental field data collection, preparation and review of regulatory permits and reports, and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. A working knowledge of the major environmental regulatory processes, including but not limited to, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Inspections (SWPPP), Spill Prevention Control Countermeasures (SPCC), and BLM Onshore Orders is required. What you will accomplish : Provide federal and state regulatory compliance support and guidance Prepare and coordinate variance requests for client, contractor, and BLM approval Prepare and review regulatory permits such as SWPP Plans, SPCC Plans, and Spill Response Plans, construction permits, etc. Assist with a variety of environmental field work including construction and reclamation monitoring, SWPPP Inspections, SPCC as-builts Close interaction with clients and professionals in construction and field operations Ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner with a high-degree of quality and reliability Use topographic maps, GPS units, aerial photographs, and other maps and tools in the field Work closely with SWCA staff to promote SWCA’s safety program and business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values Experience and qualifications for success: BA or BS in environmental planning, environmental science, natural resource management, geology, occupational health and safety or related field required Minimum of 2 years of experience in related work Experience with wind enegy regulations and Wyoming BLM compliance regulations preferred Working knowledge of federal, state, and local permitting laws and processes required Proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel, and Acrobat Familiarity with mapping software such as ArcGIS and Collector for ArcGIS is preferred Able to work in remote areas, use ATVs or other four-wheel drive type vehicles Must be able to travel and conduct field work in sometimes inclement conditions and be able to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds 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-Record’s  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 accommodations@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. EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SWCA Environmental Consultants Half Moon Bay, CA, U.S.
Mar 11, 2017
Intermittent - On Call
SWCA's Half Moon Bay office is expanding our team and seeking one or more on-call hourly Environmental Planners to support a variety of environmental projects.  Work hours may vary depending on project needs and your skills. On-call staff are requested for work as it becomes available and are free to accept or refuse the work based on their schedule. As the Half Moon Bay office continues to grow, additional opportunities for advancement will be available. This position will assist with environmental research and data collection, preparation and review of regulatory permits, preparation of environmental documents and technical reports. A working knowledge of California’s environmental regulatory structure and processes is required. What you will accomplish : Conduct background research and data collection on land use and environmental topics for CEQA/NEPA documents Author generalist sections of CEQA/NEPA documents and work closely with the project manager in producing documents Compile and organize administrative records and project files Prepare and review regulatory permits Ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner with a high-degree of quality and reliability Work closely with SWCA staff to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values Experience and qualifications for success : BA or BS in environmental planning, environmental science, natural resource management, geology, or related field required  Minimum of 3 years of experience in related work required Experience with electric transmission, renewable energy, transportation, and infrastructure projects Working knowledge of federal, state, and local permitting laws and processes required Working knowledge of CPUC’s transmission planning process, and General Order 131-D, and California land use regulations Proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, and Acrobat Must be able to travel  This position is temporary, hourly.  Pay is dependent on experience.  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-Record’s  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  accommodations@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.   EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SWCA Environmental Consultants Broomfield, CO, U.S.
Mar 11, 2017
Temporary
Our Denver, Colorado office offers a unique work environment and specializes in environmental consulting and natural resource management. What you will accomplish : Conduct a variety of natural resources field studies including threatened/endangered species assessments, wetland delineations, and avian/wildlife surveys.  Conduct fieldwork, organize and transfer field data, and write technical reports and permit applications related to Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other resource planning/permitting, and/or natural resource disciplines.  Assist in the writing and development of written deliverable related to project work. Experience and qualifications for success : Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Science, Ecology, or related field required Minimum of two (2) years of experience in environmental fieldwork required; experience in wetland delineation, avian  and vegetation surveys strongly preferred Environmental survey experience and permitting in the great plains and sagebrsuh ecosystems of the Rocky Mountain/Plains region preferred Knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations and guidance, particularly in stormwater management, construction compliance, and Clean Water Act Section 404 Familiarity with mapping software such as ArcGIS and GPS devices is required Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often  at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required Ability to operate 4x4 trucks, ATV's/UTVs, and experience in loading and pulling small trailers 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-Record’s  Top 200 Environmental Firms. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email  accommodations@swca.com  or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.  EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com