SWCA Environmental Consultants

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.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

SWCA Environmental Consultants Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Sep 18, 2018
Full time
About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants has an opportunity for an Environmental Specialist who has experience conducting wetland delineation work.  The role will work from our Baton Rouge, LA office but work primarily in the field.   This is an excellent opportunity to utilize and grow your experience!   What you will accomplish Conduct wetland delineations, mostly linear projects such as pipelines. Prepare field equipment, identify and plan field logistics, and provide oversight of survey implementation and data management. Accurately and completely record data on field forms or in other required formats. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to navigate to and from project areas. Operate SWCA vehicles safely and follow all required safety protocols. Occasionally technical report writing is required. Travel to remote locations in Louisiana and potentially other states for short and long durations. Sleep in hotels and sometimes work long hours in the field.   Experience and qualifications for success Candidates  MUST  have a minimum of one year of experience conducting wetland delineations per the Corps of Engineers Manual. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Botany, or related field is required. A master’s degree or higher is preferred. Candidates must have the ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours in inclement weather conditions and ability to walk up to 10 miles per day, often in rugged terrain, carrying equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Candidates must be willing to travel on short notice. Candidates must be willing to work variable hours. Candidates must have experience with the identification of flora in the Gulf Coast. Candidates must have the ability to record complete and accurate field notes. Ability to take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to assure tasks are completed in the most effective and efficient manner is required. Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to implement traditional and novel field methods and scientific approaches is required. Ability to work independently and to work synergistically as part of a collaborative team of technicians and resource scientists is required. The ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads is preferred. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SWCA Environmental Consultants Houston, TX, USA
Sep 18, 2018
Full time
About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for talented Natural Resources Project Managers to work from either our Houston, Texas or Baton Rouge, Louisiana offices. As a core member of the Natural Resources Program, you will take a lead and collaborative role in pursuing project opportunities, managing large projects and clients, and supervising and mentoring staff.   Our Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana offices offer a unique work environment and specializes in Oil & Gas projects, Electric Transmission, and Renewable Energy projects.   What you will accomplish A core member of the Natural Resources Program, taking a lead and collaborative role in pursuing project opportunities, managing large projects and clients, and supervising and mentoring staff.  Manage project requirements related to National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other resource planning/permitting, and/or natural resource disciplines relevant in the specified region. Partner, supervise and/or prepare requirements related to biological field studies, permits, mitigation plans, biological assessments, project monitoring and other deliverables. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, 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 A minimum of 7 years of experience with implementing CEQA, NEPA, ESA, and/or CWA permitting processes [preferred or required] Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (i.e., NEPA, CWA, and ESA) governing natural resource management [specify region or state] to include 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., keying rare plants, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.) Prior primary report authorship in a natural resources consulting context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SWCA Environmental Consultants Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Sep 11, 2018
Full time
About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting opportunity for a NEPA Project Manager/Environmental Planner with experience assisting applicants and federal agencies in managing the preparation of environmental documents across the company. This is a regular, salaried position based in our Baton Rouge office, for a self-motivated NEPA practitioner with attention to detail and strong communication skills.  Individuals need to be willing and able to work with peers across various offices and accomplish tasks associated with a variety of projects in any given week.  The ability to work directly with clients is imperative.  The interest in pursuing new business is also desirable.   What you will accomplish Coordinate and/or assist in the preparation of NEPA documents for a variety of federal agencies. Lead and/or support marketing efforts throughout the U.S., including business development, client outreach, preparing proposals, and conducting interviews and presentations. Write various sections of environmental documents and review and edit other sections prepared by technical specialists. Provide advice and guidance on complex federal regulatory issues for projects. Ensure project quality, scheduling, and budget objectives are clear and met. Take initiative, resolve problems, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively Work closely with project managers, directors, and principals throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherences to its mission, vision, and values. Willingness to learn, have fun, and grow into increased management and leadership responsibilities. Experience and qualifications for success Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field. Master’s degree a plus. At least five (5) years of progressively responsible and applicable experience preparing NEPA documents. Working knowledge of NEPA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and other state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Strong analytical skills with the ability to take a logical approach to tasks. Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and document management skills with the ability to work in a team environment with strong multi-tasking skills able to work on more than one project at a time, meeting tight deadlines. Clean driving record required. Ability to travel as needed for projects. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SWCA Environmental Consultants Tulsa, OK, USA
Sep 11, 2018
Full time
About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for a Natural Resources Project Manager to support our Oklahoma operation.  There is flexibility to work remotely supporting our Tulsa office.  As a core member of the Natural Resources program, you will take a lead and collaborative role in pursuing project opportunities, managing large projects and clients, and supervising and mentoring staff.   Our Tulsa, Oklahoma office offers a unique work environment and specializes in oil & gas and renewable energy projects.   What you will accomplish Manage project requirements related to National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other resource planning/permitting, and/or natural resource disciplines relevant in the specified region. Partner, supervise and/or prepare requirements related to biological field studies, permits, mitigation plans, biological assessments, project monitoring and other deliverables. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, 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 3 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 A minimum of 3 years of experience with implementing  NEPA, ESA, and/or CWA permitting processes required Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (i.e., NEPA, CWA, and ESA) governing natural resource management in Oklahoma to include 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., keying rare plants, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.) Prior primary report authorship in a natural resources consulting context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com