Senior Manager, Natural Resources 
 
Who We Are
Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a woman-owned, leading engineering and environmental firm advancing sustainable and resilient communities. With a 25-year history of growth through performance on large, complex, and high-profile projects, we provide solutions to diverse clients in the federal government, local government, transportation, water/wastewater and energy markets.  Our mission is advancing sustainable and resilient communities, and we work every day to achieve our mission in surprising ways. Whether our team is managing one of our multi-million dollar environmental compliance programs for Federal agencies like NASA, engineering an ecological restoration project, working on environmental policy and planning, or identifying wetland plants in the field, each member of our team individually and collectively contributes uniquely to advancing sustainable and resilient communities.
 
The Role as the Senior Manager, Natural Resources
As a leader in our Natural Resources Group you will enjoy leading people, facilitating their contributions and potential, and supporting their ongoing development.  You will recognize business opportunities and manage projects, to include environmental assessments, environmental permitting, compliance monitoring/inspection, environmental planning/NEPA, ecological mitigation, and sustainability/resiliency planning that supports the advancement of Straughan’s future capabilities and capacity. The ideal candidate will be highly and intrinsically self-motivated, self-directed with an entrepreneurial mindset, and have depth of experience in natural resources technical work, while understanding and contributing to the organization’s top business priorities with your unique perspective, experience and skills. You will ensure that all relationships are your priority including all direct reports and long-term client relationships through proactive engagement identify solutions to challenges that arise. Here are some more specifics:
 
Location:  Columbia, MD/All employees are currently working remotely

Primary Responsibilities: Project/Program Management, Leadership Skills, Invoicing/Contract Management, Client Relationship Development and Management, Proposal Development, Technical Guidance, and Quality Assurance

Key Performance Metrics: Revenue Growth, Contract Performance/Client Feedback, and Staff Professional Development
 
Minimum Qualifications/Experience
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    10+ years of experience
•    Demonstrated experience leading a group of people by being a resilient, creative leader who understands the importance of being a role model and leads by example, supports and develops the team both individually and as a group
•    Demonstrated experience successfully managing large projects and programs
•    Demonstrated experience conducting environmental assessment and permitting projects (Clean Water Act Section 404/401, forest conservation, endangered species, biological monitoring)
•    Demonstrated experience and ability to maintain and grow projects and programs
•    Writing proposals with the highest level of technical writing skills
•    Well-developed organizational and communication skills
•    Proficiency in using standard software to track budgets and metrics for management planning and reporting
 
Desirable Qualifications
•    Advanced degree (MS, ME, MBA, PhD)
•    Professional certification, such as PMP, AICP, PWS, CEP
•    Active involvement in professional organizations
•    Author of technical publications and speaking engagements
•    Experience in the following markets: transportation, local government, federal government, utilities
 
Our Culture | Our People
Straughan has been selected as one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for the past five consecutive years (including 2020), and we are committed to providing an engaging workplace where employees are supported in their career goals and professional development. We provide educational assistance, professional development, and support in professional credentials. At Straughan we understand the needs of our workforce. We are committed to continuously evolving and creating practices and policies that meaningfully address the needs and desires of our team. At Straughan we invest fully in you as a whole person. Here are some of the ways we strive to support all of our team:
(1) We care about your overall well-being and health— Straughan offers group benefits to include medical, dental and vision coverage.
(2) We invest in your continuous learning and development and understand that this is a cornerstone to our success.
(3) We understand the importance of recharging and replenishing yourself, so we provide new employees with 15 days of Paid Time Off.  
(4) We care about your financial future and will provide up to three percent at 100% employer contribution and an additional 50% for another 2% of your match salary to our retirement plan. You are fully vested at 100% immediately.
(5) Lastly, we want to protect you and your future, we provide at no cost to you, short-term and long-term disability along with life insurance. We also know that our world is changing, and the way we work has, too. We continue to strive to provide flexibility and work/life integration options that support you and those you care about. 

 
Please Apply Here:  Senior Manager, Natural Resources
 
EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled - We are an equal opportunity employer --but we are more than that – We are open-minded, and care only about your capability, your drive, and your desire and determination to contribute your gifts and talents fully.

 

Department: Natural Resources
This is a management position
This is a full time position

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