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Principal Consultant, Mining and Telecom (Mid Level)

Society for Conservation Biology
Anchorage, Alaska, US
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Sep 19, 2023

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Principal Consultant, Mining and Telecom (Mid Level) page is loaded Principal Consultant, Mining and Telecom (Mid Level) Apply locations Anchorage, Alaska time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id R00020331

As part of the continued growth and innovation of our Capital Project Delivery services, ERM has an opportunity for an experienced leader to join our thriving global consulting firm as a Principal Consultant, Mining and Telecom /Impact Assessment (Mining and Telecom Sectors) in Alaska and the US. We are looking for an established leader who is interested in being part of ERM's successful global mining and Telecom communities - an outstanding professional who combines strong National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) consulting and business development skills with a strong technical foundation - to foster and expand a network of excellent client relationships. T he ideal candidate will have established client and regulatory agency relationships, along with technical expertise leading the preparation of impact assessments and development of permits for capital projects in Alaska and North America.

ERM's Impact Assessment SERVICE AREA:

ERM's Impact Assessment service area in the U.S. focuses on supporting development of projects in the mining, telecom, energy, and power sectors. Our approach is to work with our clients to identify their environmental and social impacts and risks throughout the project lifecycle so that they can be managed - from early stages of project conception through closure implementation. Our goal is to move client projects from planning phases to sustainable operations in a way that meets the expectations of investors, regulators and local communities.

ERM combines experience with global standards, such as the Equator Principles and International Finance Corporation's Performance Standards, with a thorough understanding of federal and state regulatory requirements and social/cultural sensitivities. We apply state-of-the-art assessment tools, from GIS to modeling and visualization techniques. ERM's Impact Assessment service area has been ERM's highest growth service area globally, growing over 20% per year for the past 5 years alone. ERM's technical community is known for supporting some of the most challenging development projects in Alaska, the US, and the world. It is this reputation that attracts and retains the highly skilled consultants who comprise ERM's Impact Assessment team.


Primary focus is on capital project delivery and impact assessment, client account development, sales, and delivery of the full spectrum of consulting services to deliver strategic value to our clients. In particular, this is a key role in growing ERM's Impact Assessment business across its broad portfolio of service offerings, both domestically and internationally, including:
  • Environmental (climate & air, integrated water, wildlife/biodiversity & ecosystems)
  • Social performance (Indigenous and stakeholder engagement, economic, archaeology, and human health)
  • Impact assessment and permitting
  • Management and monitoring plans
  • Regulatory strategy
  • Project siting studies
  • Compliance monitoring

In this role, you will:
  • Collaborate with other ERM Partners, senior consultants and our diverse technical support teams to actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant revenue growth with clients aligned with ERM's global strategy.
  • Provide business value, raising the profile of ERM's capabilities and selling strategically within client organizations.
  • Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build ERM's global business.

  • BS/MS in environmental science, engineering, biology, geology or other natural resource field.
  • 15+ years of demonstrated capital project delivery, impact assessment and/or permitting experience in the mining or telecom industry sectors.
  • In-depth understanding of the mining industry, including juniors, mid-tier and major miners and existing industry relationships that can be leveraged into new business.
  • In-depth understanding of subsea and terrestrial fiber optic broadband networks.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world's leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our "boots to boardroom" approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!
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ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We work with the world's leading organizations, delivering innovative solutions and helping them to understand and manage their sustainability challenges. To do this, we have more than 5,500 people in over 40 countries and territories working out of more than 160 offices.

For nearly 50 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

"The business of sustainability" reflects what we do to support our clients as they strive to attain their business goals. Sustainability and business are now inextricably linked and as an expert in sustainability, we play a role in helping companies achieve their objectives with an understanding of how this impacts wider society and the environment. We intend to contribute even more to the global dialogue on sustainability and expect our work on sustainability challenges and opportunities to deliver growth in our business. Sustainability is our business.

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