Environmental Permitting Project Manager - Natural Resources

  • GHD
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • Jan 23, 2018
Energy Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering GIS - Remote Sensing Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 8500 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate. 

As a global firm, GHD continues to expand our market presence across North America.   

As part of this effort, we are looking for several key individuals with backgrounds in environmental cultural and natural resources management and compliance; who are commercially astute, and comfortable dealing at all levels within a client organization. As an Environmental Permitting Project Manager – Natural Resources you will help lead projects and business development in Houston and South Texas.  If you have a background in site development relating to natural resource assessments, mitigation plans, wetlands delineation, and associated permitting, this could be a career enhancing move.  This is an opportunity to leverage your local knowledge and be involved in challenging projects that will offer an opportunity to provide technical solutions as a subject matter expert.

We offer a professional and friendly culture based on our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Safety and Integrity. We also provide an active community program and professional development through the GHD Business School.

The successful candidate will have knowledge in:

  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Wetlands and waters delineations and reports
  • Permit applications to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
  • Project sitting 
  • Desktop surveys 
  • Environmental Assessments (EA) 
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or related major
  • Approximately 10+ years of experience  
  • Communication skills to interact with clients, regulatory agencies, and staff
  • Experience with federal agencies such as USACE
  • Proficient with GPS devices
  • Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Earth, GIS, and other software
  • Comfortable with conducting field surveys
  • Periodic travel out of town, including overnight stays, as needed

Additional experience the ideal candidate may have include:

  • Business development of new clients 
  • Established professional network
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Provide training and mentorship 
  • Manage multiple team members
  • Develop unique client and project strategies
  • Assist with growth of group and recruiting additional staff
  • Understand scope/schedule/budget on large projects
  • Demonstrate proven leadership ability

This is a lifetime opportunity for individuals who are driven, passionate and looking to be challenged in their leadership and career development.  To learn more about why GHD is the perfect place to bring your career, apply today and check out our website at www.ghd.com.

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

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