Senior Project Manager -- Oil & Gas Permitting

at Swca Inc
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date Posted 2022-09-21
Category Mining / Oil / Gas


About the opportunity SWCA is seeking a Lead Project Manager - Oil & Gas Permitting for our growing New Mexico/Four Corners portfolio. We are looking for a motivated, self-directed senior environmental professional (Scientist, Geologist, or Project Manager) focused on environmental permitting and compliance services in the Oil and Gas Industry in New Mexico. If you are looking for an opportunity to manage projects, develop new and existing clients, and become a key player in one of our fastest growing business lines, then this could be the position for you. You must demonstrate the ability to manage projects effectively in order to attract and retain clients as well as develop and implement business plan strategies that will positively impact growth of the company's services within this geographical area. The position will be a full-time, regular (with benefits) salaried position based out of our Albuquerque or Carlsbad offices, though remote employees within the state of New Mexico or the West Texas area will be seriously considered. Our Vision (the North Star), Core Values, and Purpose: Help drive SWCA to be the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing sound science and creative solutions to global environmental challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership. We are and collaborate across all our offices, programs, and disciplines. We are , we and we . We are 100% employee-owned, and we build our success together. It is imperative for the successful candidate to fit SWCA's unique culture. Do you appreciate sustainability and environmental awareness? Is giving back to your community a priority? SWCA is a team of scientists, planners, technical experts, and corporate services professionals that are committed to our culture. Our company purpose is to preserve natural and cultural resources for tomorrow while enabling projects that benefit people today. You are invited to be a part of our success story. What you will accomplish Develop new clients and bring in additional business by providing both our existing services and developing new service lines within the oil and gas industry. Manage environmental permitting, regulatory strategy development, environmental field surveys, and construction compliance for oil and gas projects. Prepare detailed proposals and cost estimates for existing and new clients. Provide managerial support for environmental staff including mentorship. Manage the permitting of projects including agency negotiations, Endangered Species Act consultation, National Historic Preservation Act coordination, Clean Water Act permitting, etc. Manage projects requiring coordination with staff conducting wetland delineations, resource surveys and other specialized tasks. Ensure overall performance and accuracy of documents prepared for environmental services in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other guidelines as applicable. Oversee the preparation of biological assessments, cultural resources reports, and other environmental documents. Experience and qualifications for success Required A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, Archaeology, Environmental Sciences, Geology or a related field required. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in environmental services in the oil and gas industry. A minimum of 5 years managing the permitting, environmental consulting, compliance (inspection, erosion/sedimentation controls, SPCC plans, etc.), FERC review process, or NEPA documentation for oil and/or gas upstream and midstream (pipelines) projects. Possess references specific to their management experience related to permitting, FERC and/or NEPA documentation for oil and gas projects. Advanced knowledge of and ability to apply environmental compliance and permitting regulations of applicable regulatory agencies that include FERC, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and New Mexico State Lands Office (SLO). Knowledge of project planning and development related to environmental projects and the Oil and Gas industry Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, procedures, correspondences, and other written materials Ability to travel as needed throughout the state. Highly Preferred Knowledge and practice of business development and managing client relationships. Knowledge of document development related to the requests for proposals and providing scopes and fees. Knowledge of computer applications and functions, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including advanced technical writing abilities. Ability to maintain and establish effective working relationships both externally and internally Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously. SWCA Environmental Consultants is an established and flourishing environmental firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental compliance services. SWCA is an employee-owned company composed of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance companies and consistently ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a team-oriented work environment, and a competitive compensation and benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement) for full-time, regular employees. Some benefits are also available to on-call, temporary or part-time employees. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 1-. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Seniority Level Not Applicable