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Environmental Siting and Permitting Project Manager

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Job Details
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Company Name
Burns & McDonnell
Physical Address

Portland, ME 04104
Job Description


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a motivated self\-starter to help continue the growth of our Environmental Services practice\. The successful candidate will be a seller\-doer with demonstrated experience developing and supporting multiple projects from a natural resources and environmental permitting perspective as well as managing and completing independent projects\. These activities may include business development, proposal development, marketing, developing permitting strategies and schedules, managing resource survey activities, participating in public meetings, negotiating with regulatory agencies, managing construction, contracts, schedules and budgets\.

The position will report to the Environmental Services Northeast Regional Manager and will primarily support ongoing projects in the Northeast\.

The position oversees the development of proposals and execution of work including the development and implementation the permitting strategies for major development projects as a whole\. Demonstrated prior experience with Federal and State siting and permitting is required\.Specific experience related to Article VII and Article X permitting in New York is a plus\.The position is the lead individual for identifying permit requirements and interrelationships, scheduling permit applications, developing permitting strategies, and managing timely completion of deliverables by the Permitting Team\. The position’s responsibilities are summarized below:

  • Coordinating with the Regional Manager
  • Developing and Executing sales and marketing plans
  • Management of client accounts
  • Developing permit need assessments and permit strategies
  • Developing, maintaining, and managing this Permitting Plan
  • Assessing risk associated with permit strategies, project change requests and agency interactions
  • Serving as main point of contact for Regulatory Agencies
  • Provide regular reports to Program Management Team
  • Managing contracts for Environmental Consultants
  • Developing and implementing strategies for obtaining permits and approvals in accordance with Project schedules
  • Identifying and developing strategies for change management with the appropriate regulatory agency

In addition to obtaining favorable environmental permits and approvals the position will be responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental permits issued by various Federal, State and local regulatory agencies\. Position will require supporting development of permit amendments, reports, regulatory submissions and data analysis\. Position may require a combination of time in the field monitoring construction activities and contractors as well as time in the office writing, reviewing and assembling documents, correspondence, schedules and additional project deliverables\.

Responsibilities include client development, maintenance, and management; proposal preparation and sales presentations; participation in contract negotiations; project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; and establishing critical project objectives and performances\.

This position manages the preparation of documents or technical documents, as needed\. Mentors less experienced staff and performs other duties as assigned\.


Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a natural resources field, environmental science, or related field from an accredited program\. Minimum 7 years related experience\. Must have ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of industry, government, and public contracts on project\-related matters\. Excellent written and verbal communication skills\. Strong analytical and problem solving skills\. Professional Registration preferred\.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US\-CT\-Wallingford

Other Locations US\-MA\-Newton, US\-NJ\-Morristown, US\-ME\-Portland

Schedule: Full\-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day\. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee\-owners\. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing\.

We have offices and projects across the U\.S\. and around the globe\. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For\. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there\. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project\. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades\-long partnerships\. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898\.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions\. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels\. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless\.

Are you ready to create amazing?

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 191914


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