Senior Environmental Project Manager

Office Location US-MA-Amherst
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Environmental Planning/Permitting
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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking highly experienced, self-motivated Sr. Environmental Project Manager to successfully drive our projects throughout all phases from early planning and permitting through construction in the Northeast region.

What you will accomplish

As a core member of the Environmental Planning Program, you will take the lead and collaborative role in pursuing project opportunities, managing large projects and clients, and supervising and mentoring staff, and upholding our standards of excellence.  You will also be responsible for:

  • Manage multiple, complex, high-priority projects with multi-discipline environmental challenges. 
  •  Lead all aspects of project implementation, including staffing, fieldwork, research, report writing, and QA/QC review.
  • Partner, supervise and/or prepare requirements related to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) – EAs, EISs, Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP), Bird and Bat Conservation Plans, and/or other deliverables subject to the Wind Energy Guidelines and/or Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance.
  • Provide expertise to other SWCA offices.  Attend and/or present at local, regional and national conferences and forums.
  • Support agency needs during project process. Successfully win and execute contracts. 
  • Develop and manage project budgets, lead marketing and proposal efforts; supervise personnel in the field and office; and collaborate with SWCA’s managers and directors on both technical and business development efforts throughout the company. 
  • Work closely with a project team to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment that meet client needs and can withstand agency and public scrutiny. 

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, environmental science, natural resource management, archaeology, anthropology, geology or other related field required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • A minimum of eight (8) years combined experience in project management, environmental consulting, or ecological, archaeological or geographical studies required
  • Candidate should have an extensive working knowledge of federal and state laws (e.g., NEPA, SEPA, NHPA, CWA, and ESA) governing natural resource management
  • Demonstrated successful project experience with regulatory agencies. Experience with local, state, and federal agencies in the Northeastern U.S. is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with agencies such as, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), , US Forest Service (USFS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and state environmental agencies.
  • Experience with staff and project team supervision
  • Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements
  • Desire to thrive in a highly collaborative team atmosphere


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.


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


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