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Section Manager - Environmental Studies

Kansas City, MO 64114

Posted: 06/28/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Environmental Job Number: 573773 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Responsibilities include:
  • Providing leadership to the team; direct and coordinate work assignments and review performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.
  • Profitable growth of the section; ensuring staff levels, staff loading, and staff assignments meet project requirements while maintaining billable goals.
  • Implementing, applying and supporting company, global practice and/or regional office programs and initiatives; successfully navigating and managing change within the section.
  • Providing expert level technical guidance, mentoring and support.
  • Apply creative solutions to local, state, and federal permitting
  • Advise clients of appropriate strategies to obtain permits and maintain compliance with regulations and permit conditions
  • Publication of technical papers and delivering presentations at conferences
  • Achieving stated targets and standards for financial performance.
  • Preparing and presenting workload and monthly financial reports to global practice or regional management and applicable project managers.
  • Recruitment, development, training, and retention of staff.
  • Conducting performance evaluation for assigned section staff.
  • Providing leadership, guidance, and instruction to the section staff.
  • Support or lead portions of department meetings and section meetings.
  • Perform project management responsibilities for studies and projects. Assisting staff with project setup, coordinating with the client/team, handling billing/invoicing, change orders, project closeout, etc
  • Interpreting and communicating policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to staff.
  • Collaborating with business development managers, business line leads, project managers, and proposal production staff on proposals to secure work for staff.
  • Overall QA/QC process adherence.
  • Ensuring compliance with company and site safety policies.
  • Diversity initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, environmental planning, geospatial sciences, engineering, or related degree from accredited program.
  • Minimum 5 years related professional experience and/or project management with environmental permitting projects.
  • This position will require a thorough knowledge of the federal, state, and local permitting requirements associated with the development, regulatory approval and construction of new projects.
  • The preferred applicant will also possess knowledge of regulations and permitting requirements for wetlands, threatened and endangered species, stormwater and erosion & sediment control, cultural resources and architectural history, and the National Environmental Policy Act.
  • Experience in leading negotiations with regulators pertaining to environmental permitting requirements is strongly preferred.
  • Previous leadership and/or management experience is preferable.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal/people skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.
  • Position requires the ability to influence, lead, and manage change thoughtfully and positively.
  • Must possess strong project management skills and an industry strategic perspective.
  • Must be expert in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity with AGOL is strongly preferred.

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