ERM is seeking a hands-on Senior Consultant - Environmental Project Manager in our Annapolis, MD office to support and grow our Environmental Engineering and Impact Assessment (IA) service areas. In this role, you will focus on providing technical support for renewable energy projects with an emphasis on reviewing engineering aspects related to facility licensing and permitting projects. This is an excellent opportunity for a career professional to join a growing and exciting technical community, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader.
- Serve as a Project Manager for renewable energy projects with an emphasis on reviewing facility-licensing cases in Maryland. Coordinate with State's contractors, subcontractors, regulatory agencies, generation companies, utilities, and other interested parties during various projects.
- Coordinate the review and regulatory analysis for various solar facility, wind, transmission line, and electric power plant projects in compliance with local, state, and federal policy. Contribute to preparing risk assessments, hazard analysis and impact assessment deliverables, serve in roles ranging from lead technical expert to quality review.
- Assist with identification of important policy issues, design studies to address these issues, and evaluate study conclusions.
- Perform project delivery activities such as report writing, undertaking and organizing data collection and survey field work, data and literature review, and development of recommendations for clients.
- Support preparation and presentation of testimony for hearings and adjudicatory proceedings before the Public Service Commission and other regulatory bodies.
- 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.
- 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 IA practitioners to execute impact assessment projects (e.g., EIA, land planning, facility siting & permitting, risk assessment and water resources management). Participate on teams comprised of IA professionals from multiple offices around the organization.
- Mentor junior- and mid-level consulting staff to develop their IA skill sets.
- BS or MS in environmental or energy engineering, environmental science and policy, planning, or similar field.
- 5-10 years of consulting experience in such areas as water supply, hydrogeology, soils science, cost-benefit analysis, chemistry, risk assessment, facility engineering, and policy and regulatory analysis.
- Experience with Maryland PSC, FERC and NRC licensing and permitting procedures, preparing NEPA-type documents for federal and/or state agencies, and providing strategic-level IA support.
- Familiarity with conventional power plant facilities, including existing combined-cycle, natural gas-fired generation facility, environmental impacts of transmission line construction.
- Demonstrated leadership ability to build, coach, and mentor collaborative teams.
- Solid experience building sustaining relationships with major 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.