Senior Scientist/Project Manager - Environmental Services

Burns & McDonnell
Orchards, Washington, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Company's office in Vancouver, WA, is actively seeking a Senior Scientist/Project Manager to support, manage, and develop business for our environmental division. The technical areas encompassed by this position include environmental surveys, NEPA analysis, permitting, siting and routing, and other various permitting services. Company is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous other cities across the United States.
This position provides the opportunity to challenge and grow yourself professionally within one of the industry's leading firms. Be on a team that solves our client's issues and problems for environmental and engineering practices in the planning, permitting, design, and remediation service space.
The candidate should have an established and successful history managing and leading tasks for both small and large-scale projects including but not limited to assisting with developing proposals and cost estimates, executing project tasks, managing project budgets and forecasts, delivering client satisfaction, and mentoring staff.

The Senior Scientist/Project Manager will work within our Environmental Services (ENS) Global Practice to perform the following duties

Project management, team leadership, management & mentoring of junior staff;
Preparing studies, evaluations, NEPA and state documentation for all types and sizes of environmental projects;
Leading habitat assessments, species-specific presence/absence surveys, avian and bat studies, other state and federal protected species-specific studies;
Leading land use, DOT, and other entitlement permitting efforts ;
Experience with WA SEPA, and OR EFSC is desired.
Developing, cultivating, and strengthening relationships with clients.
Assist with developing business for the Vancouver ENS Global Practice; and
Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas and with the following agencies

National Environmental Policy Act
State and Local Environmental Permitting
State and Local Land Use Permitting
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
National Marine Fisheries Service
United States Forest Service
State Wildlife Agencies Us Forest Service
Specific experience in electricity transmission, oil & gas, transportation, renewables, and other similar markets is preferred. Experience with the resources and regulatory agencies in the western U.S. is a requirement. Local and regional knowledge and relationships with existing clients is preferred.


B.S. or M.S. in Environmental Science, Ecology or Wildlife Biology preferred or related degree from accredited program. Applicable years of experience may be sCompanytituted for degree requirement.
Minimum 7 years related consulting experience in a wide variety of areas ranging from leading and managing technical teams, project management and business development, and must also be able to effectively balance their direct and indirect utilization rates.
10 years related consulting experience preferred.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required to develop and maintain relationships.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Working understanding of GIS
Excellent writing skills.
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.
Strong experience working with both private and public-sector clients.
Business development in both sectors is preferred.

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