WE ARE VHB-a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, local government, 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 teaming partners
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 have also been rated one of the top places to work in the Orlando Business Journal for the last five years. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!
About the Position
VHB's growing Southeast Environmental Services team has an immediate need for a senior-level Environmental Director/ Senior Project Manager to join our growing practice in Orlando, Florida. The successful candidate will have a least 13 years of professional experience managing projects, including environmental resource consulting and project management experience in the energy, transportation, real estate, and/or local government markets. Applicants should be experienced in designing studies, analyzing data, and with the preparation of reports and local, state, and federal environmental permit applications within the environmental discipline. In addition to participating in high-profile transportation, energy, private development, and environmental/natural resource projects, the Environmental Director/Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for leading business development efforts and the management and mentoring of environmental staff.
Responsibilities - specific responsibilities will vary by the specific natural resource discipline of the applicant.
Prepare and process federal, state, and local environmental/regulatory permit applications
Water quality and hydrologic study design and data evaluations
Oversee rare, threatened and endangered species surveys and Conduct ESA Section 7 consultation and Section 10 permitting
Conduct environmental, water quality and/or hydrologic modeling analyses
Delineation of Wetlands and Wetland Functional Analyses
Identification of plants and vegetation inventories
Facilitation of GPS, mobile technology, and data management
Utilization of GIS and geodatabases
Perform Research and Analysis and prepare written technical reports
Coordinate and communicate with internal and external project team members, clients and regulators
Lead new business development efforts and prepare proposals
Manage department, projects and budgets
Act as a mentor to environmental staff
Skills & Abilities
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skills
Must demonstrate an ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates
Thorough understanding of regulatory permitting
Ability to identify project leads and develop new business
Ability to delineate wetlands and complete wetland functional analysis
Ability to work independently and as part of team in an office setting, remote field locations, and/or in challenging weather conditions
Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekend shifts, and potentially for extended periods of time
Ability to think critically in the field and office
Excellent attention to detail, team oriented, and flexible
13+ years of experience in natural resources, with at least 5 years managing projects and staff
Transportation (FDOT/Airports), Energy, and/or Local Government support experience a plus
B.S. or B.A. in Environmental Science, Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Ecology, or Natural Resources (Masters preferred)
Extensive professional experience working in Florida
Extensive Permitting Experience (Federal/State)
Success in leading business development opportunities and growing a practice
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.