Senior Project Manager (CEQA/NEPA) - Fresno

  • $75,000.00 - $112,000.00/year
  • FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation,  is searching for an experienced Senior Project Manager (Sr. PM) to join our team in our Central California office. The strong candidate shall have a minimum of 7 years of experience in environmental compliance and analysis, a proven history of managing large regulatory compliance programs/projects (>1M in revenue), expertise in business development and client relations, and leadership and supervisory experience. Prior experience in the oil and gas sector is desired.

    • Manage administration of clients and sub consultant contracts, project budgets, and billings
    • Prepare project invoices and monitor accounts receivables in a timely and effective manner
    • Provide input for long-range financial planning (i.e., 3- to 6-month workload projections)
    • Review contractual terms and identify potential conflicts
    • Review and approve project sub consultant invoices
    • Plan, organize, schedule, assign, coordinate, and direct the activities of project staff
    • Participate in staff training programs. Review research and written materials submitted from staff and suggest improvements
    • Keep abreast of recent legislative, administrative, and judicial interpretations of related environmental statutes and ensure that staff is well informed of changes
    • Identify the need for technical and production staff assistance for projects and assign staff accordingly
    • Establish and maintain a high level of communication directly with the client and subconsultants
    • Conduct project initiation meetings for team members to explain the proposed project, project issues, sensitive concerns, and format for environmental documents
    • Conduct and participate in public and private sector project meetings, including making presentations to the public during scoping, community meetings, and public hearings
    • Establish task budgets and time schedules and coordinate with the overall project
    • Review staff research and written material for content, conciseness, and completeness
    • Review subconsultant work for comprehensive and completeness
    • Conduct research and prepare technical sections for environmental documents
    • Coordinate and prepare proposal and qualification packages with the Marketing Department
    • Develop project opportunities through proactive marketing of the firm
    • Prepare fee, schedule, and scope of work for proposals. Provide opportunities to maximize profitability
    • Identify project subconsultants and coordinate their input for proposals and qualifications
    • Assist marketing efforts by providing complete project descriptions on current projects, and updating resume as needed

    • Strong leadership skills
    • Plan, organize, assign, and coordinate the activities of technical and support staff and subconsultants on assigned projects
    • Supervise and efficiently edit technical staff’s written materials to provide constructive feedback
    • Proactively and efficiently manage multiple projects
    • Communicate effectively through written and oral methods
    • Promote teamwork through interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software applications, especially Word and Excel; as well as Internet usage

    Work Environment
    The position operates primarily in an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
    Physical Demands
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, communicate in-person, on the phone and using a computer. The employee will be required to travel to meetings as needed.  
    Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Planning, Geography or related field
    • 7 years’ professional experience in environmental and/or planning field
    • Business Development experience with strong client relations skills
    • 2+ years’ experience managing large scale projects/programs (>$1M in revenue)
    • Thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the environmental consulting industry, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and their processing requirements
    • Experience in managing large compliance programs, project management techniques, marketing and proposal preparation, and financial management principles and practices
    • Prior experience with Oil and Gas Sector
    • Prior Supervisory experience 

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