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Natural Sciences Service Leader

Williamsburg, VA

  • Develop and lead the growth of the Natural Sciences program in Virginia and Metro D.C. through the development of innovative and forward-thinking actionable plans centered around existing and new client business development growth opportunities
  • Work with regional leadership to develop new business opportunities and secure new environmental contracts in addition to maintenance of existing clients in all our markets throughout the region
  • Management of Virginia and Metro D.C., Natural Sciences team, which consists of diversity in background types of the natural sciences, expertise, and skillsets
  • Supervise, manage, and lead various Section 404/401 environmental permitting efforts on large scale and complex projects in various  markets/sectors
  • Supervise, manage, and lead various rare, threatened and endangered species surveys, technical documents, and coordination with the natural resource agencies
  • Supervise, manage, and lead the production and/or development of various technical document preparation and responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Supervise, manage, and lead various complex data entry, research, and analysis in support of all our market/sectors
  • Client and/or agency liaison supporting various  markets/sectors 
Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent business development and communication skills, along with the ability to think critically and prioritize various strategies and initiatives
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of staff from executive to entry-level with a broad range in backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in the delineation of all types of Waters of the U.S., including wetlands throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and Eastern U.S.
  • Excellent working relationship with both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and analogous state water quality departments within the Mid-Atlantic region, along with all commenting agencies
  • Section 404/401 and environmental permitting throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and Eastern U.S.
  • Rare threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Plant identification and vegetation Inventory
  • GPS, mobile technology, and data management
  • GIS, geodatabases, and basic mapmaking
  • Ability to identify flora within the Mid-Atlantic region, using the Flora of Virginia and/or other technical keys/regional references.
  • Technical writing and statistical analysis
  • Ability to supervise and/or work independently and as part of a team in remote field locations and/or in challenging weather conditions
  • Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekend shifts, and potentially for extended periods of time
  • Excellent attention to detail, team-oriented, and flexible
Requirements/ Qualifications: 
  • 10-15 years of experience in environmental science and natural resources
  • B.S. or B.A in Environmental Science, Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Ecology, or Natural Resources (Masters preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in developing practice, office, regional, and/or corporate-level strategies and business plans aimed at new market penetration in either the Transportation, Real Estate, Energy, Institutions, Federal, State, and Local Government market areas
  • Excellent entrepreneurial skills and desire to grow business in the environmental and engineering consulting industry
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a Natural Sciences practice in the environmental and engineering consulting industry
  • Strong desire to mentor and foster growth of staff within the Natural Sciences team
  • Coursework in plant identification, plant ecology, wildlife species, wetland identification, and/or aquatic habitats
  • Extensive fieldwork experience in natural habitats, whether through coursework or professional experience
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification from The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) and/or Virginia Professional Wetland Delineator (PWD) Certification from the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR)
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