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GEI is seeking a motivated Natural Resource Manager seller-doer for either our Allendale, Lansing, or Plymouth, Michigan office. Expert support in project management, client development and coordination of key natural resource projects would be expected. Our Michigan based natural resource/ecological team currently offers a variety of services including habitat restoration, wetland delineations, permitting, threatened and endangered species surveys and coordination, GIS/CADD support, and more. We look forward to the selected candidate helping to grow our local business and expand our capabilities into new markets.
This is a great opportunity to advance your career and to work with a great team of established natural resource professionals. We are a close group, who works hard, and supports each other.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties
- Assist with project scope and pricing development.
- Serve as a technical leader and mentor.
- Assist with bioengineering and ecological restoration design.
- Assist/conduct wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, and protected species surveys.
- Collect field data, analyze data, and prepare technical reports and permit applications.
- Provide project management support, including the tracking of financial performance of projects, supervision of field crews, and regular communication and coordination with clients.
- Assist with the construction and implementation of ecological restoration projects including but not limited to – native tree and shrub planting, seeding, erosion control measure installation, invasive species control, etc.
- Grow our ecological and natural resources practice in Michigan and the Midwest by developing new and existing clients and markets.
- Cross-sell GEI’s other core business areas including traditional environmental, geotechnical, water resources, and civil engineering consulting.
- Help coordinate business development activities within practice; identify key clients / business areas, growth strategy, and capture strategy.
- Coordinate growth of practice across the region. Participate in recruiting efforts and integration of new staff.
- Maintain high visibility in the marketplace through regular client contact, participate and encourage active participation in client-based professional organizations, and make presentations at industry events.
- Manage the technical, financial and client relationship aspects of a variety of natural resource and ecological projects with a geographic emphasis in the Michigan and Midwest regional market.
- Serve as a role model for leadership, company culture, and values.
- Contribute to strategic planning at the office, regional and national level.
- Work with marketing and others to develop GEI “branding” within practice.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, Forestry) - or equivalent experience.
- Five-years of wetland or natural resource experience in Michigan or the Midwest.
- Experience leading teams in various types of natural resource projects including wetland delineations, protected species surveys, invasive species control, stream and shoreline stabilization, sediment and erosion control BMP installation, planting, and seeding.
- Experience identifying Midwest flora.
- Senior leader recognized for technical excellence and the development of client-focused, creative and practical solutions.
- Seller-doer with established local network of clients and contacts, entrepreneurial spirit, and a successful track record in business development.
- Collegial team builder with excellent interpersonal skills.
- Broad local/regional understanding of discipline needs and emerging trends.
- Excellent technical report writing and communication skills.
- Willingness and ability to travel to GEI branch offices, and project/client sites as required.
- Valid U.S. driver’s license
- Market-Competitive Compensation
- Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
- Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
- Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
- Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
- Rewards and Recognition
- GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
- And More…