Natural Resources Project Manager at Stantec

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Natural Resources Project Manager - ( 2100032F )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We're a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that's critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in managing natural resource assessment and permitting projects, building client relationships, and managing the development of opportunities to join our team. Our Environmental Services group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively. Our staff include specialists in wetland science, threatened and endangered species surveys, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), cultural resources, hydrogeology, engineering, habitat and ecosystem restoration, environmental remediation, and GIS. We help our clients identify constraints and respond to opportunities within the changing regulatory and corporate environment through active engagement with the public, stakeholder groups, and government regulators. Our team members are involved in a variety of projects that may include Waters of the U.S. (WOUS) delineations and permitting, endangered species habitat assessments and surveys, NEPA, stream assessments and sampling, habitat restoration, siting and zoning applications, and complex planning and permitting for a variety of industries including renewable energy, transportation, power, government and development.

Location: Stantec offices in Lexington and Louisville, KY, Nashville, TN (preferred - other locations may be considered)

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership and project management on a wide variety of environmental planning and permitting projects for clients in the renewable energy, transportation, and development sectors.
  • Project management responsibilities include developing proposals; managing projects and budgets; coordinating with clients, stakeholders, and internal project staff; and performing and overseeing project technical work.
  • Develop and maintain positive client relationships, including seeking opportunities for new business.
  • Complete WOUS delineations and assessments, vegetation inventories/monitoring, wildlife surveys and habitat assessments, aquatic assessments
  • Manage agency coordination related to Threatened and Endangered Species, CWA Sections 404/401, and Section 106 Cultural Resources.
  • Coordinate and review technical documents that support regulatory submissions.
  • Support and ensure implementation of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work and coordinate with HSE professionals during the execution of all phases of project planning and implementation.
  • Complete applicable company and client-required health & safety training (including OSHA required training as necessary).
  • Responsible for supervision, coordinating, mentoring, and training of team members.
  • Ensures that projects are assigned the required technical oversight.
  • Provides technical leadership and acts as a technical resource to the team for natural resource projects.

Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Demonstrated experience managing natural resource assessment and permitting projects in Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • Experienced in natural resource field surveys and assessments such as WOUS delineations, vegetation inventories/monitoring, wildlife surveys and habitat assessments, and aquatic assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience working on and managing transportation and/or renewable energy projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with state permitting processes in Kentucky and/or Tennessee. Experience with the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC) and/or the Kentucky Public Service Commission a plus.
  • Project and task management experience with strong attention to detail.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused to understand and appropriately respond to client's business needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to prioritize and balance sometimes heavy workloads to achieve goals while keeping up with a highly mobile and changing environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience leading a team of professionals in a consulting environment.
  • Must have ability and desire to travel for project work and business development activities.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, manage risks and safety appropriately, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.
  • Must demonstrate strong ethics, leadership, the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.
  • Working understanding of policies and procedures for HSE, including client-specific training (as required).
  • Builds and maintains productive professional and personal networking relationships within their technical team and Business Center.
  • Good driving record and valid driver's license required.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Willingness to travel and conduct field work in potentially remote areas for extended periods including overnight travel is expected for this position. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.
Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have at minimum, a bachelor's degree in an environmental discipline (biology, ecology, natural resources, soil science or related natural resources field) with demonstrated experience with biological surveys and project management in the region. Experience of 8 to 10 years is desired, with field and project management experience in natural resource inventories and surveys preferred.

Must be comfortable with computers, tablets and hand-held GPS units or other similar GPS based survey equipment. Strong technical writing and quality reviewing skills are a must for this position.

COVID-19 is having a big impact on the way we live and work. Stantec's Health, Safety, Security, and Environment team has created a series of special COVID-19 guidelines and best practices to help keep you, your clients, and the communities you serve safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. Your local leader will work with you to determine the timing and manner of working from the office or from home.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Kentucky-Louisville

Other Locations : United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Job : Project Manager

Organization : BC-1726 Environmental Services-US Southeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 16, 2022, 6:58:04 AM

Req ID: 2100032F

Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans
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Stantec operates in the Consulting industry. Stantec was founded in 2022. It has 22253 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 104 open jobs at Stantec, click here.
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