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Natural Resources Team Lead

Swca Inc
San Antonio, Texas, US
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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About the opportunity

SWCA is seeking a Natural Resources Team Lead in our San Antonio, TX office, to support office goals by pursuing project opportunities, managing projects and clients, directing biological field studies, and supervising and mentoring staff. You will primarily assist clients with projects related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and other federal, state, and local environmental regulations. SWCA's San Antonio, TX office supports Land Development, State & Local, Water, Generation, Transmission and Federal industries.

SWCA offers an enthusiastic, supportive, and casual work environment with flexible schedules and a competitive total compensation and benefits package, including a stock ownership program. If you share in the passion in delivering the highest-quality project work to your customers, then this could be an excellent fit for you!

This is a regular, full time, salaried position that is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. We are asking that all applicants provide a cover letter to be fully considered.

What you will accomplish

* Manage client relationships and conduct business development with new and existing clients.
* Network within agencies and industry organizations to establish and expand our state and regional client base and revenue in the areas of environmental planning, permitting, and broad-based natural resources services.
* Identify and qualify sales opportunities (prospects and proposals), manage opportunities and make recommendations to the San Antonio Office Director.
* Serve as a project manager for a variety of natural resource projects.
* Supervise, instruct, mentor, and facilitate professional growth and development of natural resources personnel.
* Productively monitor team utilization and manage staff under/over utilization to maintain productivity while minimizing staff fatigue.
* Work closely with SWCA's other leads in both natural and cultural resources in Central Texas and throughout the company to promote the San Antonio office by extension, SWCA's business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values.
* Manage the technical execution and financial performance of individual natural resources projects and effectively coordinate with and manage clients and agencies.
* Proactively manage projects (personal and within the team) to avoid overruns.
* Prepare and provide technical oversight for biological resources reports, biological assessments, wetland reports, NEPA documentation, and other natural resources project deliverables related to Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other regulatory/permitting/compliance requirements.
* Prepare protocols and supervise surveys for sensitive habitats and species; including general surveys for report writing, focused or protocol-level surveys, and pre-construction surveys.
* Develop recommendations for mitigation measures, monitoring, and permitting specific to biological resources.

Experience and qualifications for success

* We are asking that all applicants provide a cover letter to be fully considered.
* Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management, Biology, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Science, Ecology, or related field.
* Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible experience in business development, managing projects, QA/QC, developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work from pre-field tasks to final report preparation.
* Previous experience with environmental surveys, permitting, and field implementation on a variety of projects.
* Demonstrated experience with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
* Strong business development skills as a "seller/doer" to develop productive business relationships with agency, client, and industry contacts.
* Demonstrated experience in supervising, mentoring, and providing leadership for other natural resources professionals.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Existing client base of established clients.
* Prior related work experience in the state of Texas.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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