Environmental Project Manager - Energy

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Watertown, Massachusetts, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
VHB is seeking an Environmental Project Manager to join our growing energy practice. We provide our clients with consulting services to plan, site, and monitor major projects and meet the growing demand for new infrastructure in the Commonwealth and New England.

This position is aimed to attract a person who wants to be part of a growing team of professionals and lead the internal and external components to grow and develop our energy business in the short and long term. The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing complex permitting and licensing efforts associated with energy-related projects in New England, such as renewable energy and other power generation and electric and natural gas transmission/distribution. Excellent communication skills are a must for this position, both externally with clients, agencies, and communities, and internally with our diverse team members.

Our firm was founded on the principle of having a strong entrepreneurial environment, where people are encouraged to take chances, try new things, and, above all, come up with new ideas. It is an important time to do so in the energy market, and it is encouraged for this position.

About Us

WE ARE VHB-a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries-serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.
  • We are creative problem-solvers
  • We work hard, and we give back
  • We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)
  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

It's not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!

About the Position

Environmental Project Manager | Watertown, MA

  • Perform project management responsibilities, including project deliverables, scope development, cost estimation, staff resource identification, implementation oversight, budget tracking, and completion of administrative requirements
  • Manage project teams responsible for supporting the environmental permitting and licensing, engineering, and construction compliance phases of projects in the energy market
  • Develop and implement overall strategy and approach for environmental aspects of complex projects
  • Client management
  • Stay up to date with state and local energy trends, and regulations
  • Help identify the differentiators in the market place
  • Coordinate multidisciplinary VHB and subcontracted project teams
  • Oversee quality control of environmental permit deliverables for projects

Skills & Abilities
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team-oriented with strong capability to motivate others
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Must demonstrate superior ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates

  • BS in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or related field; MS preferred
  • 12+ years of professional environmental permitting and siting consulting experience
  • Experience with state and federal environmental regulations and environmental permitting
  • Experience with federal and state energy siting processes (including EFSB experience)
  • Client management experience
  • Relevant environmental project management experience

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.


VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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