Pape-Dawson has created an atmosphere where talented and dedicated engineers, surveyors, geologists, geoscientists and support personnel focus individual and collective skills on a single objective – sound, innovative and cost-effective solutions. Our diverse professional backgrounds benefit each client through sensitivity to individual requirements, responsiveness to project deadlines and creative, yet rational, solutions.
Job Title: Environmental Practice Leader
Overview: The Environmental Practice Leader is responsible for leading a comprehensive environmental services group with special emphasis on environmental site assessments (Phase I/II ESA studies); hydrogeologic studies; geologic assessments; cultural resources; transportation projects and NEPA permitting; and natural resources including endangered species and jurisdictional waters. Other responsibilities include managing a growing environmental, biological, and archaeological staff; managing budgets on multiple projects; and providing QA/QC for reports as needed.
Responsibilities: The Environmental Practice Leader is the point of contact for key clients and high profile projects as well as providing staff leadership and development. Specifically, we are seeking an individual to:
Ability to create innovative and effective client solutions that are aligned with both environmental services and company business objectives
Grow and assist in leading our Environmental Services Program with a focus on US energy (oil and gas, electric transmission and distribution) and/or transportation (highways, bridges, and railroad) sector clients
Provide leadership and management on a wide variety of environmental planning and permitting projects for energy, government, and private sector clients throughout Texas
Experience with and ability to hire, train, develop, mentor, and retain junior staff as we grow our client base and workload
Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements
Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team atmosphere
Proven experience in building rapport and trust with key clients, business leaders, and team members
Participate and lead marketing and business development on a local and state level
Sustain and grow clients & key accounts, with a focus on environmental services
Assist with expanding the entire range of environmental services and champion an integrated services approach
Build, grow and develop a team of high performers; recruit & retain specialist staff
Develop in-house sector expertise, best practices, and research and development initiatives
Actively participate in industry groups
Identify trends and develop a long-term view of the industry, market and client base
Assist in the growth of Environmental Services by establishing new service areas
Anticipate medium and long term client needs and industry dynamics
Innovate and enhance Environmental Services’ capabilities, geographic foot print and integrated approach
Perform, coordinate and manage site investigations, assessments, environmental contaminant remediation, regulatory compliance and related projects
Manage Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, environmental compliance audits, site remediation, soil and groundwater investigations, UST inspections, SPCC plans, and/or other regulatory analysis and reporting
Conduct geologic assessments on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and karst feature evaluations, as needed
Evaluate data, perform analysis, interpretation and report preparation
Develop regulatory compliance plans
Assist with environmental compliance activities for land development and/or governmental clients
Prepare work scopes, proposals, reports and project deliverables
Bachelor of Science Degree in geology, biology, environmental science, natural resource management, archeology, planning, or related sciences
Minimum 10 years' experience in environmental consulting in geology, environmental science, engineering, natural resources, and/or related experience
Project experience working with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act including coordination with regulatory agencies
Project experience preparing NEPA documentation, preferably for Texas Department of Transportation and other transportation projects and environmental permits
Working knowledge of environmental regulations such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and Environmental Justice requirements of Executive Order 12898
Basic knowledge of cultural resources and experience with NPS, DOI, State Historic Preservation Offices, BIA, and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices
Demonstrated experience with federal agencies such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS
Experience with the TCEQ Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and Texas Risk Reduction Program requirements
Working knowledge of Texas/Central U.S. energy generation (wind, solar) and transmission markets preferred
Individuals certified as Qualified SWPPP Developers and Practitioners and Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control are desirable
Proven team-building and positive influencing skills
Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.
Must be able to work in all types of weather and field conditions
Must be able to work 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime
We invite you to learn more about our company culture and the numerous benefits of working for one of the largest privately owned engineering firms in Texas by visiting our website, www.pape-dawson.com .
Pape-Dawson Engineers is an AA/EEO employer.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Pape-Dawson offers an extremely competitive benefits package to eligible employees.
Internal Number: 2018-1646
About Pape-Dawson Engineers
In 1965, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. was established as a civil engineering firm with the goal of providing quality services with a high level of integrity. These core values continue today as we remain uncompromised in our dedication to maintain integrity and competence, develop solutions in the best interest of our clients and the public, support and develop our employees, and positively contribute to the community. Pape-Dawson provides professional civil engineering consulting services in the areas of land development, transportation, water resources, surveying, environmental, cultural resources, hydrology/hydraulics (H&H), and geographic information systems (GIS). With offices in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas, we are able to effectively serve our clients throughout Texas.