Natural Resources Project Manager

  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Tulsa, OK, USA
  • Sep 11, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Management Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

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

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