Senior Environmental Scientist / Project Manager

Senior Environmental Scientist / Project Manager


American Consulting Professionals is seeking an experienced Senior Environmental Scientist/Project Manager with a background in Environmental Science, Natural Science, Ecology, or related field. This position will monitor environmental aspects of the project, technical leadership, quality assurance, inter-department and client coordination Experience with wetland delineations, species surveys and other related environmental tasks is required.

The Senior Environmental Scientist Project Manager will also be responsible for overseeing a team and coaching junior staff.

Job Description

  • Lead and oversee environmental consulting efforts including managing projects, schedules, and budgets to ensure deliverables meet company and client expectations.
  • Write as well as review draft and final technical reports of findings; NEPA (and/or PD&E) documents; and permitting documentation. As needed, be prepared to draft reports and plans for assessments, investigations, and delineations that document methods and analysis.
  • Oversee delineation of wetlands and other Waters of the US to quantify impacts for permitting through the US Army Corps of Engineers and/or the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Oversee listed species surveys and conduct ESA Section 7 consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the National Marine Fisheries Service.
  • Respond to technical/regulatory inquiries from federal, state, and local and federal agencies as well as public and private organizations or individuals.
  • Conducts technical reviews and makes recommendations on permit applications or other various regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Interact with project managers, design colleagues, and construction personnel before, during, and after project implementation. Maintain schedules and checklists that identify work-in-progress, particularly tasks completed and tasks remaining.
  • Assist in preparing scopes and schedules for PD&E studies and other related tasks.
  • Help lead proposals, technical approaches, and fee estimates and participate in presentations/interviews for the development and pursuit of new business.
  • Projects will be both long-term and short-term in duration and be of varying complexity. May perform field work often in harsh environments.
  • Contribute on multiple projects concurrently. Lead efforts to complete proposals, scopes cost estimates, and invoices.
  • Mentor and coach junior level staff regarding technical skills and project implementation.
  • Consider/pursue opportunities that support the company’s objectives. Represent company at conferences and professional association functions.
  • Some travel will be required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Science, Ecology, or related field
  • Ten+ years of direct experience in NEPA, and FDOT PD&E studies
  • Direct experience with socio-economic/socio-cultural documentation in FDOT PD&E studies
  • Substantial understanding of Florida’s environmental permitting process is required. Experience with permitting in other states a plus
  • Registration as AICP, CEP, or PWS is preferred
  • Proficiency with GPS mobile units, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and demonstrated ability to prepare documents that are clear, concise, well-written and supported to present information understandably and persuasively about complex topics to clients, agencies, teaming partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Positive attitude; flexible, strategic thinker able to take on a variety of tasks with strong verbal communication skills. Ability to work successfully independently and with a team.
  • Familiarity with basic engineering concepts; ability to translate drawings with guidance
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • ArcGIS experience is preferred (specifically ArcGIS 10).
  • Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Florida DOT Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Manual, contamination, air, noise, Section 4(f), contamination screening and sociocultural impacts evaluations is a plus.

Office Location

  • Wesley Chapel, Florida
    2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Suite 200, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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