• Director - Natural Resources Program

    Office Location US-TX-Austin
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    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
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  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a talented Director of Natural Resources to join our Austin operations. The Director is responsible for providing leadership and management to our team of natural resource practitioners. The successful candidate will oversee strategic direction, financial performance, business and client development, staff management, and will maintain high-quality scientific and technical work 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 compliance services in conformance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and a host of other federal and state regulatory statutes
    • Manage or contribute to the execution of large, strategic, or multidisciplinary projects
    • Be accountable for the financial success of the Natural Resources program as a whole, including staff mentoring, business development, and attainment of sales and productivity goals
    • Work collaboratively with the Principal, Director of Cultural Resources, and other Texas/Gulf Coast managers to grow and diversify the Austin office business across Texas
    • Mentor and supervise staff in the Austin Natural Resources Program.
    • Promote a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and customer satisfaction
    • Assist with internal strategy in alignment with overall regional and corporate growth plans for the region
    • 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
    • Actively develop business with new clients and act as advocate for existing clients to ensure client satisfaction and facilitate repeat business

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in environmental compliance 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.
    • 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 environmental resources in the southeastern United States, with specific expertise in NEPA, CWA, and/or ESA required.
    • Team-orientated attitude with strong leadership and mentoring skills.
    • Excellent communication, organization, 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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