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Power Engineers Senior Environmental Project Manager in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Senior Environmental Project Manager

Location:Lake Oswego


Department:Western Intermountain Env Svc PM Group


Senior Environmental Project Manager

POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specializes in the areas of air, water, waste, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45 + offices located across the country and internationally.

We are seeking a Senior Environmental Project Manager for our Western Environmental Services Project Management Group working out of our Lake Oswego, OR office in support of our Environmental Division. The selected candidate would join a team of more than 230 environmental professionals across the U.S.

Roles and Responsibilities

This position will manage environmental siting/permitting and planning for large and small energy projects and natural resource management studies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the Pacific Northwest with the following:

  • Environmental planning and analysis

  • NEPA and SEPA compliance

  • Federal and state agency coordination

  • Public involvement

  • Technical writing

  • Project management

  • Business development/successful client relationships in one or more of the following areas:

  • electric transmission lines

  • renewable power generation facilities

  • oil and gas pipelines

Responsibilities include managing project team work and deliverables, monitoring schedule and budget, business development, and interfacing with internal project managers, staff, and clients. Other responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Manage multiple projects at various stages, disciplines, and locations

  • Lead project teams for key clients

  • Prepare, review, and submit environmental planning, NEPA, and SEPA analysis documents to clients and agencies such as EIS’s, EA’s, CE’s

  • Prepare, review, and assist clients with submittal of federal, state, and local permit applications

  • Lead efforts in coordinating with federal, state and, local agencies for project permitting

  • Interface with internal and external project managers, staff, clients, and subcontractors

  • Coordinate client data including project scope, budget, schedule, and cash flow forecasting

  • Lead/assist with business development, developing/maintaining client relationships, and proposal writing

  • Travel for client, project, and marketing meetings

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Anthropology/Archaeology, Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or related degree

  • Ten (10) + years of successful experience coordinating or managing environmental permitting and planning for energy related projects

  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated expertise in federal and state environmental policy and regulation in the Pacific Northwest

  • Must have skills in environmental planning and analysis, regulatory compliance, public involvement, technical writing, and project management

  • Successful experience in proposal writing and presentations, generating business development leads, and building/maintaining strong client relationships

  • Must have strong communication skills with clients, project staff, and department management

  • Must have the ability to define and understand client requirements and manage expectations

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Master’s in Biology, Anthropology/Archaeology, Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or related degree

  • Fifteen (15) + years of successful experience coordinating or managing environmental permitting and planning for energy related projects

  • Direct recent experience with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will have the chance to make 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 clients’ 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.”