SWCA Environmental Consultants

2 job(s) at SWCA Environmental Consultants

SWCA Environmental Consultants Sheridan, WY, United States
Jul 08, 2017
Full time
About the opportunity: Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.   Our Sheridan, Wyoming office offers a unique work environment and primarily specializes in oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, transportation, and water resources permitting and scientific analysis and design support. The Sheridan Office has approximately 20 full-time staff in addition to seasonal temps; these staff include planners, biologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, and compliance specialists.   Your role will be to provide project management and permitting guidance for a variety of business lines and industries. You should be able to work a regular, full-time schedule. What you will accomplish: As a  core member of the Natural Resources Program, you will take a lead and collaborative role in pursuing project opportunities, managing projects and clients, and supervising and mentoring staff, as needed.  Manage project requirements related to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),  Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and other resource planning/permitting, and/or natural resource disciplines relevant in the region. Partner, supervise and/or prepare requirements related to plan of developments (PODs), NEPA documents, biological field studies, permits, mitigation plans, biological assessments, project monitoring and other deliverables. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GIS, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms.  Attend and/or present at local, regional and national conferences and forums. Support agency needs during project process. Experience and qualifications for success: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, environmental science, natural resource management, or other related field [required]; Master’s degree [preferred]; A minimum of 7 years of combined experience managing all aspects of projects, environmental consulting, or ecological studies including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, scopes of work from pre-field tasks to final report preparation; Experience managing projects that have  cultural and paleontological tasks, preferred; Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (i.e., ESA, BGEPA, NHPA, MBTA, etc.) governing natural resource management, and implementing associated permitting, including preparation of EISs and/or EAs; 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 increasing levels of responsibility, including supervising, providing leadership, and mentoring for other professionals; Leads large or multiple crews on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies; Possess advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., vegetation ecology, wildlife, fisheries, environmental chemistry, etc.); and Experience authoring reports for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SWCA Environmental Consultants Las Vegas, NV, United States
Jul 07, 2017
Full time
About the opportunity: Our Las Vegas, Nevada office is looking for a Natural Resources Team Lead to support office goals by pursuing project opportunities, managing projects and clients, directing biological field studies, and supervising and mentoring staff. You will primarily assist clients with projects related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 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.   This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding team at SWCA and use your leadership and business development skills for the Las Vegas region.  If you share in the passion in delivering the highest-quality project work to your customers, then this could be an excellent fit for both you and SWCA!   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  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 and Federal reports, 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 Nevada preferred 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 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com