Staff Land Services Specialist

Requisition Number
# of Openings
Office Location
US-IL-Lombard | US-Dayton | US-Springfield
Environmental Planning/Permitting
Hire Type

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for a talented Staff Land Services Specialist to support our projects with work distributed across the Northeast of the United States.


This is a permanent, hourly, full-time position that offers a hybrid work environment.

What you will accomplish

  • Represent clients in the renewable energy sector by securing land for solar, wind and battery electric storage projects.
  • Initiate contact and engage with landowners about acquiring a lease, easement, or purchase agreement on their property.
  • Communicate with clients, community members and landowners effectively in verbal and written form.
  • Participate in regular calls or meetings with clients and stakeholders to provide updates and address concerns.
  • Support community meetings to educate the public on the project details and the development process.
  • Create and manage spreadsheets and Google Earth KMZs.
  • Collaborate with private and public-sector entities to maintain goals and timelines.
  • Prepare written materials and presentations for client or agency consumption.
  • Interpret and communicate complex lease and purchase option documents to multiple audiences.
  • Successful candidates are personable, communicative people who have “never met a stranger” and are comfortable talking with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Experience and qualifications for success

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Knowledge normally obtained through a Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products.



  • Experience in land development, energy development or stakeholder engagement relevant experience.
  • Understanding of mapping resources.
  • Attention to detail while handling multiple landowner’s and multiple client’s contracts.
  • Involvement with local community associations.
  • Previous experience or education in renewable energy, electricity markets, energy policy, or environmental permitting.
  • Real estate knowledge.
  • Sales or land acquisition background or experience.

Additional Information:

  • Willingness to travel up to 50% regionally with occasional travel domestically.


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.


SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees.  In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.


An employee in this Chicago, Illinios-based position can expect an hourly pay rate of $23.10/hour – $29.40/hour. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA’s Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.


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


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 or call 1-480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.




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