The Chicago office is a part of SWCA’s Midwest/Northeast Region, one the company’s fastest growing regions.
This position offers a great opportunity for team leadership as well as business and professional development in this expanding market.
Application Directions: Qualified candidates must submit a Letter of Interest along with a current resume in order to be considered for the position.
What you will accomplish
- Lead and motivate an interdisciplinary team of managers, scientists, and technical specialists; mentor/develop employees; conduct performance reviews.
- Secure new business and sales.
- Direct the team in business development and proposal efforts in support of the Region’s business development goals and objectives.
- Engage in and lead client management and development initiatives.
- Manage and contribute to key client projects.
- Work closely with the Principal to manage office financial performance, including performance metrics, revenue, and expenditures.
- Ensure high technical quality of reports, other deliverables, and overall project execution through the implementation of quality assurance and control procedures.
- Coordinate with project managers and allocate company resources, including personnel, vehicles, supplies, and equipment
- Assist with employee compensation planning and the annual business plan process.
- Maintain a collaborative work environment between SWCA offices, staff, subcontractors, and clients.
Experience and qualifications for success
- A minimum of a Bachelor’ degree in environmental planning, science, archaeology, biology, or a related field required; Master’s degreepreferred.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of increasing responsibility in natural or cultural resource project management, planning, science, or a related field.
- Working knowledge of markets and regulations and experience in natural and/or cultural resources within the Midwest, including in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Experience in adjacent states a plus.
- Proven success of leading a team of environmental professionals.
- Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to environmental, natural and/or cultural resources, such as National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act.
- Demonstrated experience in developing new business and leading major proposal efforts.
- Good understanding of financial principles, business plans, and implementation.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proven experience with high-level agency consultation.