Power Engineers Senior Project Manager - Biology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Senior Project Manager - Biology
Department:Central Biology Group
Senior Project Manager - Biology
POWER Engineers Inc. is seeking a Senior Project Manager in our Biology Department for our Environmental Practice working out of our Baton Rouge, LA, Houston, TX or Austin, TX offices.
Roles and responsibilities
The person in this position needs to be detail-oriented, have demonstrated ability to work independently, and have effective personnel/project management, communication, and technical writing skills. The candidate must have the ability to supervise personnel, supervise/manage waters of the U.S. and threatened/endangered species studies, as well as the ability to conduct/manage other biological field surveys. Experience with managing complex federal and state agency environmental permitting efforts is a must. The successful candidate may also be tasked with developing and expanding market segments through services, client management and business development, and technical oversight, as commensurate with experience.
The Senior Project Manager will support and enhance environmental services focused on oil and gas projects, electric transmission lines, commercial development, public projects as well as other industry focus areas. The candidate should have an established and successful history of managing full scale infrastructure permitting projects and NEPA analyses with responsibilities that have included project scheduling, multi-discipline team coordination/oversight, project execution, and project-level financial management.
As a Senior Project Manager you will oversee the preparation of proposals and cost estimates provided to clients to ensure proper scoping of services, availability of manpower and pricing to meet client goals. Additionally, the Senior Project Manager may aid with daily operations including staff training, safety oversight, quality assurance of services and work product, recruitment and hiring of key personnel to support the growth of the team, and adherence to company policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or other related field
12+ years’ prior consulting work with a focus in environmental surveys, documentation, permitting, and client engagement.
Experience managing staff, projecting workloads, and scheduling work
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Project Management experience on large multi-disciplinary projects
Substantial knowledge, hands-on experience with Clean Water Act (CWA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations in the central U.S. and gulf coast regions (e.g., LA, TX, OK, NM, AR, AL). Work may also extend throughout other regions of the U.S.
Must be willing and able to travel throughout the region with potential travel throughout the U.S.
Master’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or other related field
Certification or licensure in field of expertise. CWB, PWS, PMP or other professional designation preferred
Ability and experience in business development and market expansion in the central U.S. and gulf coast regions
Experience working with the USACE, USFWS, LDEQ, LDWF, LA SHPO, TCEQ, RRC, THC, as well as other federal and state agencies strongly preferred
At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career. In addition to challenging and meaningful work you will have a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives and find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our client’s first choice. These traits—and deep technical skill—account for our success.
As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development and an appealing work environment. Power Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us, and we operate with the philosophy of “have fun, do good work, and make money.”