Regulatory Manager

Resource Environmental Solutions LLC

Richmond, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details TBD
Required Experience 7+ years

RES is currently accepting applications for the Regional Regulatory Manager who is responsible for providing planning, permitting, operational oversight, and reporting as it relates to environmental and regulatory matters for RES’ projects. You will be participating in conferences, trade groups, etc. and be the face of RES with Federal, state, and local agencies.

What your day-to-day might look like?

40% of your time will be spent on Permitting activities. You will coordinate and oversee the development of regulatory documentation for submission to regulatory agencies or to Clients ensuring all regulatory requirements are met, including those mandated by Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and various other state and federal regulations. You will also coordinate and support staff to obtain regulatory agency approvals for RES projects; coordinate with operations staff on construction permit compliance and management; manage monitoring and performance criteria reporting, and support project close-out with agencies and RES project management. You will also manage/coordinate agency field site visits. In addition, you will support and provide regulatory guidance to support Sales, Project Management, and Land teams in review and evaluation of new opportunities.

Other 30% will be spent on Regulatory advisory. You will stay updated on changes to existing and new regulations and advise clients and coordinate with RES Regulatory Director and Government Affairs on Federal and regional policy and regulatory issues and initiatives. You will also provide feedback on federal policy, such as species habitat mitigation, interagency coordinated agreements on mitigation, and regional interpretation of guidance/memoranda such as USACE RGLs and support information submittal to Congressional and/or agency headquarters staff as necessary. Advanced competency in scientific writing and document preparation is essential!
When needed, you will also give consultations to the land team and landowners on the buying and selling of properties, explaining the nuances of owning/maintaining a mitigation site per the approved permit(s).

15% of your time will be focused on Working libraries maintenance, where you will manage/schedule field monitoring events and review staff work products and reports and establish and maintain a system for documents submitted to agencies or partners and all revisions to submitted documents, develop SOP’s and regulatory training to support the Regional Regulatory teams.

The remaining 15% of your time you will be training staff at a regional level on data analysis techniques, restoration design principles/approaches, and interpretation of design plans and maps, and reporting.


We would love to talk to you if you have many of the following:

  • BA/BS Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Agricultural Science or similar Science
  • 10 or more years of Regulatory, Water Resources or Environmental consulting experience
  • At least 5-years experience with relevant environmental regulations and permits/approvals (e.g. CWA 404/401/402, NWP/IP, NPDES, ESA), and credit release schedules.
  • Advanced understanding of restoration design principles, approaches and supporting technical information such as engineering design plans, functional calculations, and ecological data and strong ability to communicate this information through written project deliverables with support from the project team.
  • Advanced experience reading and interpreting project maps and design plans and extract information from these documents to support permitting/regulatory deliverables. Strong familiarity with GIS capabilities and functions.

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RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.



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Category General / Stewardship
Tags GIS, Permitting, Environmental Consulting