Licensing & Permitting Project Manager - Environmental Servi

at Burns & McDonnell in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a motivated Licensing and Permitting professional to help lead our Environmental Studies practice in the Northeast United States\. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee\-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States\.

This is an opportunity to spearhead the growth of our licensing and permitting practice in the Northeast within an already established and successful Environmental Services division\.

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 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

+ Serving as main point of contact for regulatory agencies

+ Developing and implementing strategies for obtaining permits and approvals in accordance with project schedules

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\.

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\. 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\.

+ Experience in Article VII and Article X permitting in New York is a huge plus\.

+ 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\-ME\-Portland

Schedule: Full\-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 210317

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Job Posting: JC176764674

Posted On: Jan 27, 2021

Updated On: Nov 27, 2021