Principal Consultant (Mid-Senior Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
May 09, 2021
May 20, 2021
Project Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
ERM is seeking a dynamic Principal Consultant to join our consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN. As part of our team, you will provide project management and senior technical assistance to ERM clients while working closely with other team members. As a senior manager, you will contribute your leadership, client relationship, and technical consulting skills to support the growth of ERM's business. This position will focus on providing environmental permitting support for midstream and downstream oil and gas projects. Projects are often fast-paced, multi-faceted, and geographically diverse. The position will require the candidate to work both independently and on project teams, and to possess the capacity to manage varying priorities and multiple tasks to work on concurrent projects and meet project deadlines. The candidate will serve as a project manager and/or task manager on multi-disciplinary projects depending on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience overseeing environmental compliance, overseeing staff in a project setting, assessing environmental conditions and impacts, plus strong technical writing and communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional looking to advance their career with a global sustainability leader.

  • Support preparation and provide review of permit applications where required by federal, state or local environmental regulatory authorities for energy/industrial facility development, expansion, maintenance, or decommissioning.
  • Develop plans and schedules, set up projects in project management software, and develop project management reports, such as monthly progress reports.
  • Participate in agency consultations, project meetings, and client communications.
  • Travel up to 10% of the time, for agency meetings, project team meetings, or to conduct site visits, environmental training, or fieldwork.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other ERM employees.
  • Capitalize on existing ERM client relationships to expand ERM's profile and market share in the IAP service area through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development.
  • Work with other ERM resources to deepen relationships with ERM key clients and establish new client relationships that result in significant net revenue growth.
  • Assist with the management of field services programs.

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in environmental studies, planning, geography, civil or environmental engineering or related natural resources science field of study.
  • 10 years of consulting or applicable experience with impact assessment and multi-media permitting.
  • Working knowledge of key natural resource regulations, including Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, and Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act is preferred.
  • Experience with federal, state, and local permitting in Minnesota is preferred. Similar experience in additional states is a plus.
  • Experience conducting desktop and online studies or research on natural resource or resource planning topics, Geographic Information System, map interpretation (National Wetland Inventory, U.S. Geological Survey, aerial photography).
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite software.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and prepare concise and accurate technical documents.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, which includes being comfortable and effective at communicating complex technical knowledge and concepts to other staff, clients, regulatory agencies, and project stakeholders.

Who We Are:

As the world's leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

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ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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