Natural Resources Project Manager

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Southborough, Massachusetts

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $30.94/hour and $39.38/hour
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a highly experienced, dynamic, self-motivated Natural Resources Project Manager with strong interpersonal skills and experience in natural resources management and biological studies.  This individual will successfully drive our projects through all phases from early planning and permitting to construction. 

This Natural Resources Project Manager should have technical experience in a range of activities such as biological and wetland surveys; federal, state and local wetland regulations; Endangered Species Act compliance; Clean Water Act Section 404/401 permitting; and agency interactions at all levels.  Skills include the ability to manage small to medium-sized projects, and track milestones within schedule and budget expectations.  You will also support or be responsible for QA/QC oversight of field data to support report-writing and permitting. 

This is a regular, benefited, full-time position working in a hybrid fashion within the greater Boston area.  

This requisition can hire at three levels:

  • Assistant Project Manager – Natural Resources; typically, with up to three (3) years of relevant experience and expertise
  • Associate Project Manager – Natural Resources; typically, with up to five (5) years of relevant experience and expertise.
  • Project Manager – Natural Resources; typically, with up to seven (7) years of relevant experience and expertise.

Individuals with additional project management experience as natural resources consultants are also encouraged to apply.

What you will accomplish

  • Serve as project manager for small and medium-sized natural resources tasks and projects, including maintaining budgets, schedules, safety, and quality of service.
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to staff-level biologists and field staff.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively.
  • Work with Corporate accounting department to review invoices, expenditures, and project audits for projects/tasks.
  • Implement and administer SWCA’s safety procedures and standards of scientific and professional ethics.
  • Lead biological technical field assessments and wetland delineations.  
  • Provide peer review for technical reports and environmental permits.  
  • Develop erosion and sedimentation control plans and conduct inspections during active construction.

Experience and qualifications for success

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, natural resource management, geology, or another related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience performing environmental, ecological, or natural resources studies, surveys, or projects in the private or public sector
  • Demonstrated experience with federal and state laws such as the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Regulations, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other state/local agencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience performing environmental, ecological, or natural resources studies, surveys, or projects in the private or public sector; with at least one (1) year as a natural resources project manager.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising, mentoring, and providing leadership for other professionals.
  • Professional Certifications including PWS, NHCWS, CESSWI, or Registered (Professional) Soil Scientist.
  • Experience working with renewable energy, oil & gas, transportation, and public utilities.
  • Experience and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Experience leading and performing wetland delineations, environmental compliance inspections and reporting for active construction projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced work environment, and a desire to work in a highly collaborative team atmosphere.

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 Boston/Southborough-based position can expect an hourly/salary rate of:

  • Assistant Project Manager – between $30.94/hour and $39.38/hour
  • Associate Project Manager – between $34.31/hour to $43.88/hour
  • Project Manager – between $78,975/year to $102,375/year.

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.

Application deadline: Our team will begin reviewing applications immediately, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates on a rolling basis. The application process will remain open until we have received a robust pool of qualified candidates. Once we have identified suitable individuals, we may close the application process without prior notice. We appreciate the time and effort invested by all applicants and will carefully consider each submission.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. At SWCA Environmental Consultants, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including those with diverse experiences and veterans, to apply. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances creativity, innovation, and overall organizational success.

SWCA continues to invest deeply in career development programs, delivering our award-winning Career Landscape support resources to accelerate the growth of our staff. We recognize the valuable skills and experiences our internal team members bring to SWCA’s continued success. Qualified internal candidates are encouraged to apply and will be seriously considered for this position. We believe in promoting from within, where possible, providing our existing employees with compelling opportunities to advance their careers.

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Category General / Stewardship, Hydrology
Tags Wetland, Permitting, Environmental Consulting, Environmental Planning