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Senior Biologist/Project Manager

San Diego, California, US
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Project Manager/Senior Biologist for immediate employment with our Natural Resources Group in our San Diego, CA office. This position would support numerous natural resource projects in the southern California region including management of and technical work on wildlife surveys and compliance and permitting projects.

Primary duties include: managing projects involving impact assessments, mitigation planning, regulatory compliance and permitting efforts including CEQA/NEPA, 404/401, CESA, and ESA, and preparing environmental documents and management plans. Candidate will strategize permit approaches and solutions with their clients for large, complex projects, as well as coordinate with resource agency staff, lead complex environmental, waters, and/or species-related permitting projects and participate in public review processes. Candidate will contribute to growth of department through marketing pursuits including proposal preparation, interviews, and business development. Successful marketing experience required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Independently manages a team to prepare large, complex natural resources documents such as Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, 2081 Permit Applications, Habitat Conservation Plans, Eagle Conservation Plans, and/or Delineation Reports, Aquatic Resources Permit Applications. Operates as primary author or senior reviewer as appropriate.

Able to strategize with outside the box thinking to arrive at best approaches for their clients.

Manages projects/tasks that include all aspects of environmental analysis (e.g., biological, cultural, air quality, traffic, etc.)

Manages projects with large-scale field efforts and intensive schedules.

Manages large-scale compliance projects requiring adherence to permit conditions.

Performs project management duties such as forecasting, tracking, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and scheduling.

Reviews contracts for understanding of scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables, and all other contractual obligations.

Develops work breakdown structure for control and integrity of work to be performed as and defined by the contract.

Monitors and analyzes project costs, commitments, accruals, and changes, and takes corrective action where necessary.

Identifies trends and deviations in financial performance to project team with recommended courses of action.

Operates as primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects.

Performs client management duties such as recurring status meetings, milestone check ins, and day-to-day interfacing.

Focuses on supporting career development of junior individuals in the practice.

Successfully prepares competitive proposals.

Participates in interviews with large or small team for a variety of clients.

Contributes to growth of practice through business development.

About AECOM's Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world's most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM's program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

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