Director of Strategic Initiatives

  • Ecology and Environment, Inc.
  • Buffalo, NY, United States
  • Nov 15, 2016
Full time Business Development

Job Description

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking a Director of Strategic Initiatives for our Corporate Headquarters in Buffalo, NY. This position will be responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing programs and projects that support E & E’s growth initiatives. Our successful candidate will have experience managing projects in both the public and private sectors with an expertise in quality assurance and operations.
  • Identify opportunities to support the company’s growth initiatives
  • Identify important business development opportunities
  • Identify, develop, and implement government relations strategies, and maintain relationships with key regulatory and federal/state agency officials to support the company’s business interests
  • Work with senior leadership in the development and execution of strategic and operational projects from initiation to implementation
  • Conduct merger and acquisition activities
  • Work closely with proposal manager, principal proposal reviewer, and the lead negotiator to ensure QA/QC principles are implemented during the work proposal stage to ensure all required elements and evaluation criteria of the RFP are met  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Planning, or related discipline
  • 15+ years of experience as a Project Engineer, Director, or in a similar capacity having oversight of small, complex, and major projects
  • In-depth familiarity with environmental consulting including mergers and acquisitions
  • Demonstrated ability with QA/QC principles and practices, business development, client relationship management, consultation, and client acquisition
  • Strong financial, organizational, analytical, proofreading, verbal, and written communication skills with attention to detail and a high quality of work in a pressure environment
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources
  • Flexibility to support a variety of schedules to meet business needs and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Ability to think strategically and demonstrate sound business acumen in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Ability to travel to support business needs
E & E is its people. We are a knowledge based culture with an integrated staff of more than 85 scientific and engineering disciplines – a group of innovators who pave the way in implementing environmental solutions. E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Must be eligible to work in the U.S.  Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at to apply on-line.  If applicable – Local candidates preferred.
Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.

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