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Principal Environmental Consultant (Portland)

Portland, Oregon, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
The Opportunity:

RS&H is seeking a Principal Environmental Consultant to join our Environmental Stewardship and Resilience (ESR) market in Portland, OR!

If you are looking to make an impact within an organization that is committed to you and bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation - apply today! We are consistently ranked among the nation's top 100 firms serving aviation, transportation, federal and private clients. Every day, we're working to shape the future in a more sustainable and resilient manner.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills and an interest in providing a broad array of sustainability and resilience planning and implementation services. Demonstrated knowledge and experience implementing resilience planning, design, and/or construction principles using the local, state and federal resilience guidelines is important as well as experience demonstrating the value/business case of sustainability and resilience. Experience with assessing both climate and non-climate-induced threats and associated financial implications and reporting experience is a plus. Interest or prior experience in developing proactive environmental programs, including operational sustainability, environmental restoration, and long-term adaptation and resiliency planning, is desired.

Background knowledge and interests in greenhouse gas management, energy, electrification, alternative fuels, air quality, water, stormwater, wetlands, spill management, emerging, hazardous and non-hazardous materials and waste management, environmental compliance management systems and auditing programs is a plus. Interest or prior experience in developing proactive environmental programs, including operational sustainability, environmental restoration, and long-term adaptation and resiliency planning, is desired.

  • Minimum 14 years of applicable sustainability and/or environmental consulting experience.
  • Ability to work in an independent but collaborative team environment and be highly responsive to client deadlines.
  • Ability to mentor and help guide junior consultants.
  • Requires an accredited Bachelor's or Master's degree in environmental sciences / natural resources, environmental engineering, planning or related field.
  • Understanding of NEPA documentation for improvement projects.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is essential for use in completing assignments.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)
  • Experience developing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) plans using an acceptable framework (e.g., SASB, ISSB, GRI, TCFD, CDP)
  • Certification or certification-tracked by a professional society or a state regulatory board in the discipline of practice, if applicable. Certifications or registrations may include but are not limited to Sustainability Excellence Professional (SEP), American Institute of Certified Planners (ACIP), Certified Environmental Professional (C.E.P.), Certified Ecologist (C.E.), or registered Professional Engineer (PE - Civil/Environmental) or Professional Geologists (PG)

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The Team:

This individual will be part of the Environmental Stewardship and Resiliency (ESR) market segment providing environmental stewardship, sustainability, and resilience planning, permitting, and consulting services to Aviation, Transportation, Municipal and private clients nationally. As a member of RS&H's ESR team, you will identify and integrate solutions into our client's infrastructure and operations that make them more sustainable and resilient. In addition, this mid-level consultant position will help manage clients and projects, contribute to business development, and mentor junior consultants.
The Company:

Employee-owned, RS&H is one of the nations leading architecture, engineering, and consulting firms whose associates work hard every day to create a more connected future where everyone can thrive. We offer an exceptional journey from start to future. Our integrated teams translate experience into insight, turn challenges into opportunities, and build relationships that are as strong as the buildings and infrastructure we deliver together. We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, caring, forward-thinking, creativity, inclusivity, and ownership.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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