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Power Engineers Senior Ecologist / Project Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio

Senior Ecologist / Project Manager



Department:Eastern Biology Group


Senior Ecologist / Project Manager

POWER Engineers Inc. is seeking a Senior Ecologist / Project Manager for our Environmental Practice working out of our Cincinnati or Columbus, OH offices.

Roles and responsibilities

POWER is seeking a Senior Ecologist to lead a team of environmental scientists performing work in the Midwest. This position requires expertise in staff supervision, task management, scheduling, proposal development, agency coordination, client interaction, development of deliverables, and quality control. Business development experience is beneficial. We are looking for a technical expert in their field who is capable of managing teams of field ecologists and permitting specialists. Candidates must be capable of understanding and implementing health and safety plans, and interfacing with both internal staff (project managers and other discipline leads) as well as client representatives. The successful candidate will be a technical leader responsible for developing work standards and implementing quality assurance measures as well as mentoring and developing staff to be leaders in their fields.

This position has a mixture of field and office duties. At times work may require frequent travel and/or long days outdoors in variable weather and terrain. Work locations vary, ranging throughout the country. Candidates must have positive attitudes, be physically prepared to work in difficult conditions, and be eager to become a critical part of the POWER team. The candidate should have an established and successful history of performing regionally important habitat surveys, working as part of diverse and dynamic project teams, and be looking for opportunities for growth through gaining new skills.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or other related field

  • Task and Project Management experience

  • Ten (10) + years of experience conducting biological surveys as a consultant

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism

  • Experience mentoring and recruiting staff

  • Experience scoping and estimating costs for ecological survey projects

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Expert knowledge of the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineations Manual and appropriate regional supplements

  • Expert in Clean Water Act (CWA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations

  • Expert in writing and managing the preparation of technical reports or permit applications

  • Experience organizing and managing complex field survey efforts for transmission line, pipeline, or renewable energy projects.

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout the region with potential travel throughout the U.S.

At Power Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. 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.”



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