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Senior Biological Resources Manager

Amec Foster Wheeler
San Diego, California, US
Closing date
Sep 3, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Wildlife Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Wood is seeking a Senior Biological Resources Manager who is responsible for managing and further developing Wood PLC's very successful Biological Resources technical staff and expanding our firm's visibility with key business sectors and client organizations in the environmental services marketplace. This role will be based out of our Branch Office in San Diego, CA. The candidate should possess a balanced portfolio of wildlife biology and natural resources permitting skills to manage a successful operation, including business development, and demonstrated relationship-building abilities. The candidate should have existing connections with Southern California clients, specifically in the San Diego Region. Key Responsibilities: + Provide leadership in technical, business development, financial and administrative aspects of the consulting business to sustain and expand a successful environmental operation while growing additional, related disciplines + Manage a variety of professional consulting assignments in one or more specialized areas of environmental and facilities projects, including general civil/geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, permitting and remediation + Coordination with other units across the West U.S. and the Company + Develop strategic plan and financial budgets for group + Lead business development for group + Manage the financials aspects with monthly and quarterly business metric reporting + Communicate effectively with clients, staff and Wood leadership + Develop existing staff and identify and recruit new prospects for future growth + Assure delivery of quality products + Provide senior review and direction on technical projects + Serve as project manager and/or project expert on specific tasks or projects + Minimum B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or another directly related field; advanced Degree (Masters) preferred + At least 10 years of applicable experience in technical and management roles with an environmental consulting firm, experience in several local key market sectors (e.g., municipal, utilities, energy) + Experience with growing client programs utilizing multi-disciplined resources from across the Company + Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of biological consulting, including flora, fauna, and habitats of California; special-status species and resources; and relevant federal, state, and local regulations of environmental resources + Experienced in successfully providing leadership to diverse (both technically and geographically) project teams. Must be able to influence and lead team members both those with direct reporting relationships and those who report to others + Excellent written and verbal communication skills + Strong personal safety culture and proven experience driving a safety culture + Experience in successfully advocating and/or negotiating with regulatory agencies and third parties in favor of client positions + Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws. Requisition ID: 2022-102218 Name: Staff / Permanent External Company Name: Wood Plc External Company URL:


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