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Natural Resources Technical Lead

Natural Resources Technical Lead

Natural Resources Technical Lead 

POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division is seeking a highly motivated and experienced natural resources consultant to support our Natural Resources team within the Environmental Division.  The position reports to our Columbus, Ohio office with the ability to work remotely from a mutually acceptable location.  

The successful candidate will possess strong regional regulatory relationships, excellent ecological technical skills, have a portfolio of successfully managed and permitted projects in the energy, utility, and water resources market sectors, and have a proven ability to recruit, mentor, and lead technical staff. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Task management of projects focused on natural resources studies and permitting for transmission lines, renewable energy, and oil and gas pipelines projects
  • Personnel resource management, mentorship, training, recruiting, and development of employees
  • Lead environmental scoping and budgeting efforts for natural resources studies
  • Manage project schedules and budgets for natural resource studies
  • Ensure proper quality assurance and quality controls for all deliverables and services performed by the Department
  • Support the Department Manager in the execution of the department annual business plan 
  • Be familiar with project risks, company risk policies, and how to mitigate risks
  • Lead safety efforts for the team and ensure the team follows safety rules and guidelines
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to lead by example

Required Education/Experience

  • B.S. and/or M.S. in Biology, Ecology, or related field
  • Ten (10) or more years experience in environmental/biological consulting in the utility or energy industry with transmission, renewables, power generation and/or natural gas transmission projects
  • Experience managing staff, projecting workloads, and scheduling work
  • Successful development and approval of Midwest state and federal permit applications including Ohio Nationwide Permits and Individual Section 401 Water Quality Certifications, Michigan Joint Permit Applications, and Indiana Regional General Permits
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and commitment to quality and professionalism
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Substantial knowledge and hands-on experience with Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act regulations in the Midwest U.S. Work may also extend throughout other regions of the U.S.
  • A demonstrated technical competence and project experience in natural resource fields applicable to industrial siting and licensing or environmental permitting projects is preferred
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout the region with potential travel throughout the U.S. Up to 10% travel is expected.

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money. 

 The successful candidate will work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives while making a positive impact on society and the environment. POWER is dedicated to providing the support, coaching, and training necessary for career advancement and job fulfillment.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefits package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision 
  • Maternity Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • 401K      

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level, Director

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