Restoration Project Manager

Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group

Vancouver, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $60,000
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group (LCFEG) is seeking a Restoration Project Manager to join our team of conservation-minded professionals.  We currently have a staff of five and this position will be our second project manager.  Project managers are a critical part of our restoration work—they scout, plan, seek funding and permitting, and oversee habitat restoration projects.  Much of the day to day work occurs indoors at a computer but you will need to be willing and able to work outdoors in all kinds of conditions.  This position requires knowledge of watershed function, ecology, and fish biology and a good balance of technical knowledge and people skills. An effective project manager is also self-motivated, organized, creative, team focused, and an excellent communicator.    

  • Determining high priority projects and pursuing potential funding sources for these projects. Writing/managing grant application proposals.
  • Coordinating with local watershed Lead Entity staff and other partners to identify, develop, and prioritize salmon habitat restoration projects.
  • Directing implementation of funded projects. Managing and monitoring grants and contract budgets. Maintaining files of proposals and current/past grants and contracts.
  • Developing/managing project timelines, scopes of work, and budgets in cooperation with the Managing Director and staff. Ensuring projects are on schedule and within budget.
  • Conducting competitive bid processes and hiring/managing subcontractors (engineers, construction contractors, etc.) under the direction of the Managing Director.
  • Acquiring all necessary permits, landowner agreements, and access for projects.
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and LCFEG policies.
  • Managing/coordinating project consultants and contractors and associated contracts.
  • Directing LCFEG field staff in coordination with other project managers based on organizational needs and priorities.
  • Tracking and reporting project costs, invoices, and match/cost share required by grants.
  • Preparing reports and presentations. Providing project updates to staff, Board, and partners (Tribes, state and federal agencies, local governments, community organizations, etc.).
  • Participating in technical work group and stakeholder meetings for projects, as needed, including design team meetings and other meetings that relate specifically to funded projects or project development.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride, Managing Director, at Include the following information in your cover letter:  Your last 2-5 years of work experience, why you’re interested in working for LCFEG, and how you fit our description of an ideal candidate.  Application review will begin immediately.  We would like to have the position filled in July or August.

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