• Director

    Office Location US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
    Hire Type
  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking to fill the position of Natural Resources Program Director for our Salt Lake City, Utah, office. This position is a regular, full-time, salaried position reporting to the Salt Lake City/Pacific Northwest Principal.


    Please submit a letter of interest for this role. 

    What you will accomplish

    • Provide overall leadership for and management of SWCA’s Natural Resources Program in Utah and surrounding Intermountain West area. Be an integral member of the Salt Lake City office Leadership and Management Team.
    • 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), and other services. Working knowledge of the interaction between natural resource permitting and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
    • Lead business and client development, and expand the Utah offices’ client base and revenue in the areas of environmental planning, permitting, water resources, and other broad-based natural resources services.
    • Be accountable for the financial success of the program as a whole and the attainment of team sales and productivity goals.
    • Oversee and manage large clients and projects.
    • Provide technical input and quality assurance, quality control (QA/QC) for natural resource projects.
    • Work collaboratively with the Salt Lake City/Pacific Northwest Principal, Cultural Resources Director, and other SWCA regional office leads to grow the operations throughout the company.
    • Recruit, mentor and develop staff within the Natural Resources Program.
    • Ensure professional and technical excellence through management of project staffing and QA/QC assignments.
    • Promote a culture of leadership, teamwork, engagement, high-quality service, and customer satisfaction.
    • Enhance SWCA’s professional reputation, and demonstrate creativity and innovation 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

    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental studies, environmental management, biology, ecology, or a field related to SWCA’s services required. A master’s degree or higher preferred.
    • Experience coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies required.
    • Fundamental understanding of compliance with NEPA, ESA, and CWA. Working knowledge of NHPA.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in project work related to natural resource services required.
    • Experience in leadership and management including supervising other professionals.
    • 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.
    • Proven expertise in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of natural resources and/or environmental planning.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Extensive experience working in Utah and the Intermountain West in natural resources services.


    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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