• Natural Resources Project Manager

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

    Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.


    SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting opportunity for a Natural Resources Project Manager with a focus on wind energy for the Natural Resources Program in the Denver Office.  You would be taking a lead and collaborative role in client and project management, business development, and supervising and mentoring junior staff.

    What you will accomplish

    As a core member of the Natural Resources Program, responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    • Manage project requirements related to National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other resource planning/permitting, and/or natural resource disciplines relevant in the Rocky Mountain and Plains region.
    • Prepare and evaluate requirements related to biological field studies, endangered species habitat assessments and mitigation strategies, state/local government permitting, construction monitoring, and other project deliverables.
    • Basic use of current mapping technology such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, geodatabase management, topographic maps, aerial imagery photographs, GPS units, and other mapping tools to determine exact locations of survey areas, habitat types, and to evaluate environmental compliance considerations of a given action. 
    • Ability to support client and agency needs during all project processes.
    • Supervise and mentor junior level staff in survey protocols, regulatory affairs, project management, development of new business opportunities, and technical scientific development.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, environmental science, natural resource management, or other related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
    • A minimum of 5 years of combined experience managing all aspects of projects, environmental consulting, or ecological studies including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work from pre-field tasks to final report preparation.
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience in increasing levels of responsibility in management, including supervising and providing leadership for other professionals preferred.
    • Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (i.e., National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act) governing natural resource management in the Rocky Mountain and Plains region required.  Experience with renewable energy projects and wind development compliance, specifically Section 7 Consultations, Eagle Take Permitting, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Wind Energy Guidelines, Eagle and Habitat Conservation Plans, Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy are strongly preferred.
    • Highly organized and ability to manage the financial performance of direct reports and projects.
    • Possess a demonstrated consulting acumen, including established credibility with federal and state reviewing agencies and clients, as well as success in business development and proposal writing.


    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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