AECOM Senior Environmental Planner/NEPA Project Manager in Germantown, Maryland
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AECOM is actively growing the East Region Environmental Planning & Permitting (EPP) practice and is seeking a creative, highly talented Senior NEPA Project Manager within the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Planning & Permitting Department. The successful candidate will have experience overseeing NEPA projects for various federal clients. The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM EPP specialists across the US to assist in project delivery.
For this opportunity, we will consider candidates in any of our Mid-Atlantic Regional offices including, but not limited to, the following: Germantown, MD; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Conshohocken, PA; Mechanicsburg, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Arlington, VA; Glen Allen, VA; and Norfolk, VA.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Manage and perform consulting projects to scope, schedule, and budget, learning and applying AECOM’s project management systems and software. The candidate will accelerate through AECOM’s in-house Project Management certification program within the first year of employment.
Serve as an interface with clients and regulatory personnel on complex projects and through business development initiatives.
Serve as a mentor to junior and mid-level staff.
Coordinate, manage, and direct project field and data collection efforts.
Perform client visits and field activities that require work outside the office and overnight travel.
Develop, manage, and deliver business strategy and tactics, high-quality proposals, interdisciplinary teams, and documents and report deliverables.
Proactively enforce a culture of producing high-quality work and the importance of Health & Safety within the team.
Provide technical support to the EPP Department and individual Project Managers and support inter-disciplinary business development activities.
Collaborate with other AECOM offices, practices, and business lines.
BA/BS + 8 years of experience of demonstrated equivalency of experience and / or education.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural resources, or an earth science-related field
8+ years of experience managing projects and teams to scope, schedule, and budget.
Valid driver's license with clean record
US Citizenship is required.
Master’s degree in relevant field
10+ years industry experience, preferably with NEPA consulting for the Department of Defense (DoD) or other Federal clients
Specific and established experience in providing NEPA consulting services to Federal clients in multiple locations
Existing, mature, and tested Client relationships with an ability to generate new work for the Team, Office, and Company
Experience with regulator and stakeholder negotiations
Strong experience with NEPA, including ability to manage projects, interdisciplinary teams, and workload, as well as interface successfully with Clients.
Thorough working knowledge of CWA, ESA, NHPA, NEPA, FERC, and other federal, state, and local regulations
High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.
Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written (writing sample required)
Strong working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work.
Self-motivated, driven, and hard working
Demonstrated proposal writing skills, including major (SF330) and minor (Task Order) Proposals
Demonstrated ability to market and win work successfully and effectively.
Ability to assist in the development of a successful Federal Environmental Planning market practice, resourced for delivery by existing AECOM assets.
Experience in team management and scheduling of staff and resources to ensure on time and on budget project delivery.
PMP or other project management certification is a plus; candidate will be required to complete AECOM Project Management Certification.
Occasional overnight travel required.
Excellent and relevant references
Sponsorship is not available for this position
Relocation is not available for this position
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Planning
Work Location Model: On-Site