Natural Resources Project Manager in Austin, TX

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

SWCA Environmental Consultants,   •  

Austin, TX 78701

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Do you thrive in a fast-paced and varied work environment?SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. We are expanding our team in Austin, and we are looking for an experienced Natural Resources Project Manager to assist with the planning and execution of projects in Texas.

What you will accomplish

As a core member of the Natural Resources Program, we are looking for an individual that is willing to take lead and collaborative roles in pursuing project opportunities, managing medium- to large-sized projects, and supervising and mentoring staff. Applicant should be able to manage projects related to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, local municipal and county regulations, and other resource planning/permitting relevant in Central Texas and the Texas-Gulf Coast region. Applicant should also be able to schedule and oversee data collection and field studies and plan, prepare, and oversee preparation of deliverables related to environmental permitting, due diligence surveys, mitigation plans, and biological assessments. Applicant should be able to work independently for 40 or more hours per week, on a sometimes unpredictable and fluid schedule. This is a regular, full-time position, with a preference for an applicant located in Austin, Texas.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in biology, botany, environmental science, natural resource management, or other related field required
  • A minimum of 3 years of combined experience managing all aspects of projects, environmental consulting, and ecological studies including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, scopes of work from pre-field tasks to final report preparation
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (i.e., National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act) governing natural resource management in Texas and the region; preference for at least 5 years of experience implementing these regulations
  • Demonstrated business development success and consulting acumen, including established credibility with federal and state reviewing agencies and clients, as well as success in proposal writing
  • Demonstrated experience in increasing levels of responsibility, including supervising, providing leadership, and mentoring for other professionals
  • Experience leading large or multiple crews for a variety of project types and sizes
  • Familiarity with mapping software such as ArcGIS and use of GPS devices preferred
  • Prior primary report authorship in a natural resources consulting context for a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and for a variety of agencies
  • Implement and maintain safety and communication protocols for all project tasks
  • Ability and willingness to travel for client/project meetings and occasional biological fieldwork

Valid Through: 2019-10-17