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Environmental Permitting/Compliance Project Manager

Company: WSP USA
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Environmental Permitting/Compliance Project ManagerReq ID 8715Environmental Permitting/Compliance Project ManagerWho We AreAt WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. Were looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!Our BusinessWe are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.This OpportunityWSP is currently initiating a search for an Environmental Permitting/Compliance Project Manager with experience permitting energy projects in New England and New York. The following locations will be considered: Merrimack, NH and Albany, NY . Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our clients objectives and solves their challenges.Provides high level technical assistance and guidance for the collection, identification, compiling, and analysis of observational and spatial data concerning a variety of biological, physical, and earth sciences. Provides support and guidance for multi-site/phase environmental work and environmental permitting projects. Develops processes and infrastructure relating to water supply, air emission, pollution control, cultural impact, and preserving the quality of the environment by identifying, controlling, and preventing disruption to environmental systems and species caused by human activity. Ensures that documentation and recommendations accurately describe the results of analyses and addresses environmental impact and long-term ecological risks. Assists project leadership with environmental impact assessment, corrective/mitigation strategy development, permitting, and/or restoration activities. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.Your Impact

  • Lead and/or support project development and delivery (proposals, project management, client relations, senior reviews, team development and training).
  • Developing strong working relationships with a variety of clients, teaming partners and WSP staff.
  • Coordinating, guiding, and overseeing other team members and consultants.
  • Conduct environmental permitting for renewable energy infrastructure.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data from multidisciplinary teams.
  • Prepare and review technical reports and analyses, and permit applications.
  • Attention and commitment to timely completion of high quality work.
  • Coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Managing and mentoring staff.
  • Technical writing and report preparation, leading planning studies related to siting, feasibility studies/critical issues analyses, state and federal level compliance documentation, risk identification and risk management strategies.
  • Coordinate with project managers, task managers, project team technical leads, subconsultants, and other disciplines such as planning, siting, engineering, and PM/CM team members.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct, and adhere to WSPs Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.Who You AreRequired Qualifications
    • Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field.
    • 5 to 7 years of experience working as an environmental scientist and completing environmental surveys, fieldwork, habitat and impact assessments, and/or construction monitoring.
    • Prior experience with GIS software and Trimble GPS units and ability to use technology for data collection.
    • Working knowledge of state and federal energy policies/regulations.
    • Experience with task or project management, client relationship management, and interaction with regulatory agencies.
    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Excellent verbal communication, technical writing, and research skills.
    • Ability to travel to support business needs.
    • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSPs health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
    • Demonstrated experience contributing to technical reports, preparing environmental impact evaluations, siting reports, and environmental permit applications, including field surveys and reporting, and resource and impact evaluations.
    • Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.
    • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.Preferred Qualifications
      • Masters Degree is preferred.
      • Essential professional licensure/certification.
      • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.
      • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.Additional Requirements
        • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.Additional Details
          • Travel Required: 50%
          • Job Status: Regular
          • Employee Type: Full
          • Primary Location: MERRIMACK - AL PAUL LANE
          • All locations: US-NY-AlbanyAbout WSPWSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.comWSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employees career.At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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