Senior Environmental Compliance Manager


$100K — $150K *


2w ago


11 - 15 years of experience

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Job Description

Dudek is a leading environmental, planning, and engineering firm that helps public and private clients achieve compliance, practicality, and innovation through our project work. Founded in 1980, Dudek has grown steadily to more than 800 professionals across the U.S. and received the Top Workplace Award for 2021.

As a 100% employee-owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with ownership, professional development, and financial benefits. Our work communities are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.

We invest in our Employees and communities through various initiatives that make Dudek a great place to work! Dudek makes it a priority to DuGood by giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and offer Dudekians the opportunity to take a paid volunteer day each year. Our experts are encouraged to eDUcate school groups about planning, engineering, and preserving the natural and built environments. We promote environmental sustainability through our DuGreen initiative by working to improve our environmental footprint. We also DuWell to educate our associates on their health and wellness. And our Du Something Fun team brings everyone at Dudek together to balance our hard work with exciting activities.

At Dudek, we understand the best problem solving happens when diverse viewpoints and experiences are shared. We recognize that different perspectives, inclusivity, and trust build a stronger culture and add value to our firm. We celebrate our differences and strive to make meaningful progress toward becoming a more diverse company.

Learn more about our culture.

About The Job

Dudek is seeking an environmental compliance manager to specialize in energy development projects that range from renewable energy generation, energy storage and transmission planning. The individual will be self-driven with a proven track record implementing all phases of the energy development process. The candidate will have experience with early stage due-diligence, permitting projects with multiple agencies and stakeholders, preconstruction processing, construction support and O&M services. Candidates that have technical expertise in managing large complex projects to meet project milestones within schedule and budget expectations is essential. The candidate will have a demonstrated track record with overseeing multidisciplinary staff and ability to work directly with clients. This position will be associated with our San Diego office but can be fully remote and will have opportunities to work on projects throughout the United States.

Learn more about the projects you will have the opportunity to shape.

Who You Are

To thrive at Dudek, you should be comfortable with freedom and accountability. We value collaborative, resourceful, and independent thinkers. We look for curious, solution-focused people who are able to adapt quickly to an ever-changing industry. There is no single way to solve a problem, so we support your creative approaches to solve problems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and customer satisfaction to our clients
  • Foster client connections through existing client relationships and proactive business development while working with others to anticipate and pursue work
  • Enhance Dudek’s professional reputation and demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative with these tasks while representing Dudek in a professional manner.
  • Provides QA/QC of Dudek prepared work products and associated mentorship on methods and means to improve work products.
  • Manage projects that are fast-paced with changing requirements.
  • Lead permitting strategies by taking initiative to assure client expectations are being met.
  • Prepare entitlement packages, water permitting packages, technical reports, critical issues analysis and lead stakeholder outreach programs.
  • Lead the preparation, organization, and production of environmental compliance management plans, permit applications, and other environmental documents to guide compliance implementation during the project lifecycle.
  • Work with project team members to track environmental commitments to support the implementation of permit conditions on a variety of projects.
  • Coordinate with client, field personnel, and environmental resource specialists to ensure permit conditions are implemented during construction.
  • Provides mentorship to all team members to foster career growth opportunities.
  • Mentor staff in the development of the skills in permitting and document preparation.
  • Actively engages in opportunities to identify and follow-through with new team member additions that will help meet existing client needs and provide new market opportunities.

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, or other related field
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have active personal automobile liability insurance by first day of employment

* As a federal contractor, successful candidates are required to pass the following pre-employment requirements prior to beginning employment: pre - employment drug test and background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with leading stakeholder outreach programs for energy projects.
  • Strong technical writing and research skills as well as solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment.
  • Self-motivated with an interest to learn and grow as a project team.
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience managing the permitting process for energy project teams and mentorship of team members.
  • Experience with managing environmental resource specialists and managing large project teams.

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions:

  • This job operates in a remote or office-based environment and this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, etc.
  • This job requires occasional project site visits-based outdoors which can include excessive noise, uneven walking surfaces, extreme weather, moving vehicles and equipment.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met in order to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  • This job requires working on a computer, sitting or standing for long periods of time in an office or remote office setting.
  • This job requires attending meetings, both in person and virtually as well as speaking on the phone with peers, clients, etc. Speaking, hearing and listening are required.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Proposed Salary Range: $110,000-$150,000 annually*

*Final agreed upon compensation will be based on a variety of factors including but not limited to an individual’s related experience, education, certifications, skills, and work location.

Perks of Being a Dudekian

Not only will Dudek provide you with a competitive salary, but we also strive to create an environment that promotes growth, career development, and a flexible work–life balance. Dudek offers an array of benefits, from your typical medical, dental, and vision coverage to the opportunity to share in Dudek’s success through discretionary bonuses, based on firmwide, divisional, and individual performance. We also offer a yearly merit review, an employee stock ownership program, and dog friendly offices! Since we encourage our colleagues to take time off when needed, Dudek also provides a generous vacation package. If you’re tired of an overly structured environment and decision-making process to get your job done, Dudek is a place where your ideas are heard and your initiative is rewarded. Speak with your recruiter to learn more about the great perks of being a Dudekian.

Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Dudek is an environmental consulting firm that provides a range of services to clients in the public and private sectors. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Encinitas, California. Dudek's services include environmental planning, natural resources management, water resources management, and engineering. The company has worked on a variety of projects, including land development, transportation, and energy. Dudek is committed to sustainability and works to minimize the environmental impact of its projects. The company has offices throughout California and in Hawaii.
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