Environmental Services Director

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
  • Wethersfield, CT, United States
  • Mar 30, 2017
Full time Air Quality Business Development Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater

Job Description

VHB has an immediate need for an Environmental Services Director to lead and develop a full-service Environmental practice in our growing Wethersfield, CT office. This opportunity provides a meaningful opportunity for the right candidate to us help meet one of corporate strategic objectives.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

The Environmental Services Director will be responsible for leading and developing the growth of our Connecticut environmental practice across all business sectors, in conjunction with the efforts of our other offices in New England and the Northeast. Duties include coordinating and overseeing environmental science and engineering projects including environmental permitting and planning, environmental assessment and remediation, water resources engineering, cultural resources permitting, sustainability assessments/implementations, and air & noise quality modeling and mitigation. In addition, the Director will aid in the development of marketing strategies aimed at new market penetration and client retention. The successful candidate will be a proven environmental practice builder.


  • Provide oversight, direction, management, mentoring and ongoing open communication to technical and engineering staff regarding all facets of environmental practice
  • Maintain ongoing communication with clients and corporate to communicate project status, changes in conditions or other key points of information
  • Establish and track project milestones as well as quarterly business goals
  • Manage in-house technical services staff to identify opportunities to reduce costs through value engineering and best methods
  • Recruit and develop staff to support practice growth


  • Must demonstrate superior ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates
  • Possess full knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the contract specifications, terms and conditions
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Team oriented with strong capability to motivate others
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter


  • BS degree in environmental science, geology, civil engineering, or a related field
  • 15+ years of professional experience in environmental science/engineering role
  • Demonstrated success at building a practice
  • Professional registration or licensure in technical discipline desired
  • Experience in managing other staff members

Please submit applications online.

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 36 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

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