Environmental Senior Project Manager

Location: Phoenix
State/Territory: Arizona
Department: Env PM/Planning Mgmt Dept


Environmental Senior 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 specialize in the areas of air, water, waste, environmental planning, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45+ offices located across North America.

POWER is a rapidly growing company with a clear vision of how we want to grow. We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Project Manager with 10+ years of experience managing energy infrastructure siting, routing, permitting and construction compliance projects in support of our Environmental Project Manager/Planning Department team. This position will be located in our Phoenix, Arizona office with an option to work remotely.

Roles and Responsibilities

The primary focus for this Senior Project Manager is to provide environmental services and strategies to clients involving siting, routing, permitting and construction of electric transmission lines and substations, renewable energy projects, and midstream pipelines.  The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and responsive professional, with strong communication and organizational skills.  A proven history in business development, leadership, and supervisory experience is required.

As a member of the POWER Environmental senior project management team, this position is expected to help with recruiting (including your own staff of Project Managers, as well as other key technical resources), acquisition target identification, partnering relationships, and contribute to the strategic plan and direction of the Division. 

        Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Market new and existing clients with internal members of the organization and establish initial engagements.  Help to expand engagements to develop clientele and win work. Lead proposal preparation for larger projects.
  • Participate in and contribute to annual strategic business planning and department plan efforts
  • Manage multiple projects in various phases of development and geographic location ranging from routing/siting phase to construction compliance phase
  • Manage and direct resource teams on environmental studies and associated permit application; coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies for project permitting
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams which could include engineers, attorneys, planners, GIS analysts, permitting and environmental resource specialists, land agents, and construction compliance monitors
  • Communicate with the public and community stakeholders at hearings and public meetings.
  • Client coordination including preparing and monitoring project scope, budget, schedule, and forecasting
  • Participate in field reviews, project compliance inspections, and site meetings.
  • Travel up to 30% of the time for client and internal meetings 

Required Education/Experience

  • B.S. or B.A. in Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, or related degree
  • Minimum ten (10) years of professional experience managing environmental licensing and permitting in Western states, preferably related to utility operations.
  • 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

  • Professional certifications as applicable to technical expertise
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental licensing & permitting regulations to facilitate utility infrastructure and renewable projects in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico

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 benefits package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. Power Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may seem contradictory to some, but it works well for us. We operate with a collaborative culture and the philosophy of “have fun, do good, and build success.”

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Maternity Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • 401K   

EOE, including disability/vets

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