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Soundview Consultants
Washington, District of Columbia, US
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Full Time- nonexempt, salary range DOE $60,000- $105,000, Hybrid

Soundview Consultants is an environmental consulting firm with two locations supporting the PNW out of Mt. Vernon and Gig Harbor, Washington. We are renowned for our wetland, shoreline, and habitat consulting services and take pride in our solutions-oriented approach to each project's unique environmental permitting and compliance needs.

Here at SVC, we give you the flexibility to take care of yourself. We offer a hybrid work environment for our team with options working both from our offices and remote opportunities. We allow you the flexibility to truly manage work life balance and trust you to cater your schedule to meet the needs of the business and your home life. Some schedule options may look like: 5×8's 4x 10's or 4x 9's with a remote half day on Fridays. We focus on results and encourage you to take time off when needed, and your weekends are always YOURS! We continuously think of new ways to make a positive impact and create better experiences for our team.

Our core values are focused on fostering creativity, promoting integrity, and ensuring satisfaction to support a healthy work-life balance while maintaining and growing our strong team. We have and will continue to strive to always embrace research, innovation, adaptability, ownership, honesty, respect, responsibility, enjoyment, support, care, discipline, organization, alignment, growth, and security. Our mission is to inspire creativity and honest hard work to solve even the most complex environmental challenges. We take pride in knowing we succeed in doing so in a positive work environment that is true to our core values and balances the needs of our entire team, clientele, natural environment, and the PNW.

We VALUE the culture we have built here at SVC and are looking for high-quality contributors to join as we grow! We are accepting resumes to fill our open position of Environmental Project Manager with a focus on land use critical areas at our Gig Harbor office.

About You:

Experience managing a range of environmental projects involving wetlands, streams, protected habitats, and marine shorelines. The ideal candidate will fit into our fun and professional work environment, value a healthy work-life balance, and communicate effectively with co-workers, clients, and regulatory personnel. The ideal candidate will also have prior project management experience, preferably in the environmental industry, and possess good technical writing skills.

This Position:

As a leading natural resources consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest with a strong and ever-growing client base, Soundview Consultants has a need for a scientist, biologist, environmental planner, Professional Wetland Scientist, or similarly qualified professional to help manage our robust project load.

A mid-level hire (3-5+ years) may begin with Soundview Consultants by supporting and learning from our existing Project Managers; typical tasks could include performing wetland and stream delineations, managing field crews, researching environmental regulations, developing project strategies, preparing environmental permit applications, managing internal mapping and design needs, and writing/reviewing technical scientific documentation. A senior-level hire (5-10+ years) may start managing wetland, shoreline, and habitat projects immediately with the full support of our talented group of environmental professionals.

All staff at Soundview Consultants have opportunities for training and diverse work assignments, such as wetland and stream delineations, eelgrass delineations, dive surveys, forage fish surveys, electrofishing and fish recovery, mitigation monitoring, construction oversight, boat navigation, endangered species surveys, and tree assessments, depending on interest, experience, and company needs.

The selected candidate will work collaboratively with co-workers, clients, and partners (such as civil and geotechnical engineers, surveyors, architects, archaeologists, and planners) to provide design and permitting support for a wide variety of public and private development and land use projects. Representative project components include wetland assessments, compensatory wetland mitigation plans, stream restoration plans, threatened and endangered species surveys, shoreline assessments and restoration plans, tree retention plans, landscape design, and similar environmental permitting support.

Typical Duties:

Typical job responsibilities will depend on the individual candidate's interest and level of experience but may include:
  • Manage a diverse range of natural resource and environmental planning projects OR aid existing Project Managers during the initial training stage.
  • Provide direction to and oversight of field biologists performing wetland, stream, habitat, and shoreline delineations and assessments.
  • Manage and track environmental permit applications and documentation (e.g., wetland reports, biological evaluations, JARPAs, habitat assessments, water quality plans, shoreline assessments, and mitigation plans).
  • Research and analyze critical areas codes and other environmental regulations.
  • Develop and manage project scopes, timelines, and budgets showing follow-through and competence.
  • Collaborate with co-workers, clients, and partners to develop strategic and effective planning solutions.
  • Build and maintain collaborative and positive relationships with regulatory staff and tribal representatives.
  • Provide exceptional level of customer service.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • B.S. in Environmental Sciences (e.g., biology, wetland science, ecology), Planning, or other applicable degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in planning, consulting, or project management
  • Comprehensive understanding of wetland assessment methodology, freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecology, wetland and stream mitigation, and relevant regulations such as the Clean Water Act, Shoreline Management Act, Growth Management Act, Endangered Species Act, and SEPA/NEPA
  • Technology savvy and computer literacy at a moderate level with MS Office Products, with proficiency in Outlook and Word
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and leadership qualities
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and detail oriented
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks to completion
  • Valid WA State Driver's License (or ability to obtain) and reliable personal transportation with insurance
  • Read, write, and speak English at an expert level
  • Type proficiently of at least 40 words per minute

Our Benefits Package and What we Offer:
  • Competitive Salary with Bonus Potential
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401k with 3% Employer Contribution
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability and Workers' Compensation
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • ERP (Employee Referral Program)
  • Field Gear Stipend
  • Cell Phone Stipend
  • We invest in your growth with Company Paid Career Development Courses.

Soundview Consultants is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

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