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Power Engineers Environmental Project Manager/Planner in Roanoke, Virginia

Environmental Project Manager/Planner

Location: Roanoke

State/Territory: Virginia

Department: Midwest Env Svc PM/Planning Dept


Environmental Project Manager/Planner

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

We seek a highly motivated Project Manager, Planner for full-time employment in support of our Midwest Project Management and Planning Department. The selected candidate would join a team of more than 230 environmental professionals across the U.S. This position will report to the Richmond, Virginia office with the ability to work remotely from Roanoke, VA area.

Roles and Responsibilities

The primary focus for this Project Manager, Planner will be on electric transmission line and substation routing and siting in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and responsive professional, with strong communication and organizational skills. Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Managing and directing routing/siting studies, analyses, and associated reports

  • Working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams which could include engineers, attorneys, planners, permitting and environmental specialists, and real estate experts

  • Preparing and monitoring project scope, schedule, and budget

  • Attending and participating in open houses and public meetings

  • Providing advice and direction on state filing requirements

  • Preparing PUC, SCC applications

  • Leading and supporting business development efforts

  • Developing and maintaining client relationships

  • Up to 25% of travel is expected

Required Education/Experience

  • B.S. or B.A. in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, or related degree

  • Two (2)+ years of project management experience or seven (7)+ years of planner experience with a preference for performing routing and siting studies and state applications for energy-related projects

  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated expertise in federal and state environmental policy and regulation is required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, defining and understanding client requirements, managing expectations, communicating with clients and project staff

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering

  • Project Management Professional certification; other professional certifications as applicable to technical expertise

  • Experience preparing and providing expert witness testimony

  • Experience also in Florida/Southeastern states is a plus

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefits package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

EOE, including disability/vets

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