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Managing Consultant, Renewable Energy Project Manager (Senior Level)

Wallingford, Washington, US
Closing date
Jul 24, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
ERM is seeking a hands-on Managing Consultant, Renewable Energy Project Manager in our Portland OR or Seattle WA, office to support the growth of our Capital Projects Delivery (CPD) service line. This role will lead environmental impact assessments and permitting for renewable energy and technology infrastructure facilities and other major capital development projects. The ideal candidate will have experience permitting complex development projects in the power and/or technology sector along with technical expertise leading environmental, local, state-level, and Federal reviews for large-scale capital projects. This is an excellent opportunity for a career professional to join a growing and exciting technical team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader.

As part of ERM's planning team you will be leading consulting on a range of environmental and social impact assessment projects to build a sustainable business both regionally and nationally, while networking with ERM's global technical teams to share best practices across the industry. Our portfolio of projects are often fast-paced, multi-faceted, and geographically diverse. The position will require a candidate to work both independently and with teams of subject matter experts, as such, a successful candidate must have the ability to manage varying priorities and multiple tasks while forging a cohesive delivery team to meet concurrent deadlines on multiple projects.


* Direct and monitor project management activities, including task delegation and direction, subcontractor management, health & safety protocol management, monitoring of commercial performance, deliverable quality review, and interaction with clients.

* Manage preparation of discipline-specific reports, permitting documents, NEPA documents, and state-level environmental reviews consistent with applicable regulatory requirements.

* Manage and perform complex permitting and compliance associated with renewable energy and tech sector development projects with an emphasis on local, state, and federal permitting and compliance processes, including but not limited to SEPA, EFSEC/EFSC, NEPA, and state and federal water and biological resource regulations.

* Serve in roles ranging from project manager, task manager, technical expert, and QA/QC of deliverables.

* Manage and work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.

* Prepare technical proposals and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads. Maintain client relationships that generate repeat business.

* Collaborate with other ERM CPD practitioners from multiple offices around the organization to execute impact assessment projects.

* Mentor junior and mid-level consulting staff to develop their skill sets in the CPD service area.


* Bachelor and/or Master degree in environmental science/engineering, biology/ecology, planning, or similar field.

* 4+ years of impact assessment and environmental permitting experience.

* Demonstrated leadership ability to build, coach, and mentor collaborative teams.

* Valid driver's license and good driving record.

* Solid experience building and sustaining relationships with clients.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience writing comprehensive technical reports and standards.

* Strong presentation skills for client meetings and other events.

* Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed.

* Travel up to 5%

Preferred But Not Required:

* 5+ years of impact assessment and environmental permitting experience within the energy sector.

* Certification (e.g., PWS, WPIT, CWB).

* Demonstrated technical skills in wildlife and/or ecological surveys (e.g., wildlife surveys, wetland delineations) desired.

* Positive reputation with key regulatory agencies associated with project development in the Pacific Northwest region.

* Knowledge of local, state, and federal permitting and compliance processes, including but not limited to SEPA, EFSEC/EFSC, NEPA, and state and federal water and biological resource regulations.

For the Managing Consultant, Renewable Energy Project Manager position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $84,007 - $101,500 USD. An employee's pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs. We also may have instances where compensation may be outside of the range, based on the factors noted above. This job is also eligible for an annual discretionary based performance bonus.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, life, disability and AD&D insurance, 401(k) or RRSP/DPSP, and any other benefits to eligible employees as applicable.

You can apply for this role through or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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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