• Director, Natural Resources Program

    Office Location US-CA-Pasadena
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    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
    Hire Type
  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a talented Director to join our rapidly expanding Pasadena office. The Director is responsible for providing leadership and management to the Natural Resources program. The successful candidate will provide the leadership, strategic direction, financial performance, business and client development, staff management, maintain high-quality scientific and technical quality to the Natural Resources program to ensure alignment with SWCA goals and objectives.


    Application Directions: Qualified candidates must submit a Letter of Interest along with a current resume in order to be considered for the position.

    What you will accomplish

    • Directly provide and lead others in providing environmental services related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other federal and state regulatory statutes.
    • Assisting with internal strategy in alignment with overall regional and corporate growth plans within the natural resources market.
    • Through business and client development, aggressively expand the client base and revenue in the areas of environmental planning, permitting, water resources, and broad-based natural resources services.
    • Be accountable for business development, the financial success of the program as a whole, and attainment of personal sales and productivity goals.
    • Contribute to or manage natural resource consulting services and/or large environmental planning projects.
    • Work collaboratively with the Principal, Cultural Resources Program Director, and other regional office leads to grow the operations throughout the California region.
    • Mentor and supervise staff within the Natural Resources Program.
    • Ensure professional and technical excellence and quality through project staffing and QA/QC assignments.
    • Promote a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and client satisfaction.
    • Enhance SWCA’s professional reputation and demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative with these tasks while representing SWCA in a professional manner.
    • Work closely with other key individuals throughout SWCA to promote our business interests in adherence with the company’s mission, vision, and values.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Biology, Ecology, Watershed Management, or a field related to SWCA’s services is required; Master’s degree or higher is preferred.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in natural resources management overseeing fieldwork and report completion, supervision and mentoring of professional and administrative staff, as well as scheduling and budgeting of projects required.
    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in increasing levels of responsibility in management, including supervising and providing leadership for other professionals required.
    • Experience in California and surrounding states related to natural resources, permitting, and water resources.
    • Demonstrated business development success and consulting acumen, including substantial established credibility with federal and state reviewing agencies and clients, as well as success in proposal writing.
    • Demonstrated expertise in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of natural resources and/or environmental planning in California.
    • Team-orientated attitude with strong leadership and mentoring skills.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


    If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 


    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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