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Environmental Project Manager

Company: HBK Engineering, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPrimary Position Objective:Associate performs advanced aspects of the profession to include planning, developing, coordinating and directing a project or a number of small projects; some with complex features. Associate has frequent direct contact with clients, agency staff and governmental officials. Associate typically directs and mentors other associates in professional, technical and operational best practices. Who we are:HBK Engineering, LLC is a proven leader in utility engineering. We are a fully licensed, professional engineering design firm headquartered in downtown Chicago, with local offices throughout the country. In 2020, HBK Engineering, LLC joined forces with Quanta Services, the leading specialty contractor with the largest skilled labor force in North America – providing fully integrated infrastructure solutions for the utility, energy, and communications industries. As HBK continues to build our experience in the Power, Gas and Telecommunication infrastructure space, we are additionally expanding into the renewables, pipeline, oil & gas, and environmental services markets. With all these growth-focused, fast-paced career opportunities, there's never been a more exciting time to join the HBK Engineering team.General Characteristics:

  • Manages projects varying in size and value including but not limited to a team of ecological and archeological professionals (both internal and external), schedules, scope of work and budget while providing exceptional service to clients.
  • Directs multidiscipline staff in successfully completing assigned project tasks, including reports, design, analysis, document preparation and production, contract services and field inspections, coordinating with a project team, client communication, proposal coordination, business development and presentations.
  • Directs environmental components of larger projects that are of major sensitivity and complexity including oversight of sub consultants.
  • Accountable for timely completion of project objectives and deliverables.
  • Typical duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    • Playing a role in business development.
    • Applying a thorough knowledge of current environmental principles and practices as related to the variety of aspects affecting the company or Environmental Services.
    • Applying knowledge and expertise acquired through aggressive experience to resolve crucial issues and/or unique conditions.
    • Staying informed of new methods and developments affecting the company or Environmental Services, as well as recommending new practices or changes in emphasis of environmental programs or applications.
    • Working on projects of a high level of complexity and scope.
    • Coordinating and communicating with internal and external team members.
    • Flexibility to travel frequently within the United States. Technical Responsibilities:
      • Serves as a technical specialist for the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods in the environmental field.
      • Coordinates with senior management in matters of company policy and procedure.
      • Makes recommendations of significant impact on the company's growth of environmental services.
      • Demonstrates creativity, foresight, and maturity in judgment when anticipating and solving unprecedented environmental complexities, determining project objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and goals for diverse energy projects.
      • Coordinates project activities with technical and administrative support associates.
      • Initiates and maintains contacts with key technical and management staff and officials of other organizations and companies.
      • Interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates assignments.
      • Consults with clients and with federal, state and local agencies on but not limited to the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
      • Manages and participates in activities associated with regulated and non-regulated pipelines and electric transmission projects varying in size and advising clients on requirements for compliance.
      • Mentors and coaches junior level staff.
      • Works effectively without direct supervision; interface with a variety of people and manage competing demands.
        • Manages and expands existing client relationships. Managerial Responsibilities:
          • Opportunity to serve as a Senior Project Manager on several large scale complex projects involving multiple project professional staff and consultants.
          • Manages multiple environmental projects, as well as project teams, staff and clients.
          • Establishes and follows through on manpower budgets and labor control methods.
          • Typical duties and responsibilities may include:
            • Assuming administrative responsibilities for effectively supervising and carrying out functional activities of project management.
            • Supervising multidiscipline staff.
            • Planning, scheduling or coordinating the preparation of documents or activities or multiple projects.
            • Recruiting and training staff.
            • Assisting with proposal preparation.Direction Received:
              • Associate works under administrative direction of senior management and makes independent responsible decisions subject for review by senior management
              • Receives administrative supervision with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits Communication Skills:
                • Possess good verbal presentation experience.
                • Negotiates critical and controversial issues with senior level management of Environmental Services.
                • Routinely interacts with clients, governmental agencies, contractors and others.
                • Leads project meetings and makes presentations to internal teams and clients.
                • Represents the company and maintains liaison relationships with individuals and related organizations.
                • Serves as a trusted company ambassador while operating in an ethical and safe manner. Education and Work Experience:
                  • Requires an accredited bachelors or master's degree in environmental science, ecology, environmental planning, or related field required.
                  • Master's degree preferred.
                  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in field work and report completion, as well as scheduling and budgeting of all aspects of projects related to natural resource management required.
                  • Engaged in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues in both the environmental regulatory field and the energy industry.
                  • Demonstrated Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Endangered Species Act permitting experience required.
                  • Demonstrated expertise in federal, state and local permitting and regulations that concern the management of natural resources in the energy sector.
                  • NEPA experience with routing and siting studies, including involvement in preparation of Environmental Impact Statements and/or Environmental Assessments.
                    • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.Licensure and Certification:
                      • Certification by a professional society or a state regulatory board in the discipline of practice is desired. These certifications or registrations may include but are not limited to Professional Geologist, Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Environmental Professional, Certified Ecologist, or Professional Engineer. Professional Activities:
                        • Active membership in career-oriented professional or program-related organization with a leadership role, including participation in developing professional papers and presentations.Community Activities:
                          • Participation in community service or charitable organizations is desired. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                            • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk and hear.
                            • The associate is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms.
                            • The associate is frequently required to work outdoors for prolonged periods of time under a variety of weather conditions (up to 10 hours). Specific physical abilities required include walking on un-level grounds in varied topographies and sometimes unfavorable environments.
                            • The employee must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time (up to 8 hours). Associate is occasionally required to sit and stoop. The associate must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Offers contingent upon satisfactory results from our standard background check and receipt of results of a satisfactory drug screening test from a location specified by HBK.Powered by JazzHR6xn456t6Rq

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