Environmental Impact Assessment Principal Consultant (Mid-Senior Level)

at ERM
Location Portland
Date Posted November 25, 2021

Description

ERM is seeking an experienced Environmental Impact Assessment Principal Consultant with consulting experience and established client relationships, to play a key role in growing our business in our Portland OR, Seattle WA, or Livingston MT office. The ideal candidate will have established relationships with power generation, electrical transmission, renewable energy projects, mining, oil & gas, technology companies, along with technical expertise leading environmental permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and state-level equivalent reviews, and large-scale capital projects in the Pacific Northwest.As a senior leader, you will be fully accountable for successfully selling and consulting on a range of environmental, social, and health impact assessment projects to build a sustainable business locally, while networking with ERM's global technical teams to share best practices across the industry. This is a partner-track opportunity for a senior-level professional looking to advance their career with a global environmental leader, and to make a significant impact in successfully implementing ERM's global strategy.RESPONSIBILITIES:* Develop and implement strategic business/action plan, provide leadership, and deliver performance results to expand Impact Assessment (IA) service area and client base in the Pacific Northwest. Serve as a key member of the "core" technical team to drive double-digit profitable growth across the IA service lines (environmental impact assessment, land planning, facility siting & permitting, risk assessment and water resources management) in energy sector.* As a "seller/doer," contribute to business development of ERM's global IAP service area. Identify and develop new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals, and take active leadership role in developing new business with new and existing clients. Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business.* Serve as Senior Technical Director for NEPA and state-level (SEPA/MEPA) environmental assessment (EA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) projects and related activities in support of ERM clients' capital projects (i.e., power generation, electrical transmission, renewable energy projects, mining, oil & gas, technology).* Manage preparation of discipline-specific reports, Environmental Checklists, EAs, EISs and associated documents in compliance with NEPA and state/local-level environmental reviews, energy facility siting council (EFSEC/EFSC) requirements, and federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Serve in roles ranging from senior project manager, lead technical expert to QA/QC of deliverables.* Provide business value based on a strong understanding of clients' needs, and raising the profile of ERM's capabilities within key client organizations. Lead project teams in achieving client's expectations for scope, budget, schedule, and quality.* Lead, manage performance, hire and retain, inspire and mentor personnel for overall success of technical team.* Meet business health & safety performance standards, financial targets, overall project budgets and schedules, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal risk management and contractual requirements.REQUIREMENTS:* Baccalaureate and/or Masters in environmental studies, planning, geography, civil or environmental engineering or related field; PE, CEP, AICP or similar registration desired.* 15+ years of consulting experience with impact assessments, national/state/local-level environmental reviews, facility siting and permitting.* Proven track record in developing and implementing successful business growth strategies with power generation, electrical transmission, renewable energy projects, mining, oil & gas, technology clients.* Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients, and book personal sales in new IA consulting services.* Solid grasp of the key impact assessment and management issues, as well as a high degree of technical competence and broad knowledge of impact assessment best practices.* Well-developed teambuilding and influencing skills; unquestioned integrity; and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address client and business needs and challenges.* Positive outlook, collaborative, and driven by the success of ERM as a global company.Who We Are:As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world's leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our "boots to boardroom" approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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