Project Manager, Natural Resources (Columbia, MD)
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 Project Manager, Natural Resources
As a project manager in our Natural Resources Group you will enjoy managing small and large projects and contracts, 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. You will be a senior technical leader, overseeing/mentoring staff and providing leadership in field investigations and project/task management. You will support business opportunities and managing clients, budgets, and staff. The ideal candidate will be highly and intrinsically self-motivated. 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 Management, Leadership Skills, Technical Guidance, Quality Assurance Client Relationship Management, and Proposal Development
Key Performance Metrics: Adherence to Schedule/Scope/Budget, Repeat Client Business, Mitigation of Project Risks, Well-Developed Work Plans and Project Proposals
Minimum Qualifications/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting environmental assessment and permitting projects (Clean Water Act Section 404/401, forest conservation, endangered species, biological monitoring).
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing small and large projects
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to manage clients, budgets, deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting proposals with the highest level of technical writing skills.
  • Well-developed organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using standard software to prepare reports and track budgets and project progress.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience leading staff 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.  
  • Proficiency in GIS, Microstation, AutoCAD
  • 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
As a condition of employment, hire will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

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 100% vested 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.
(6) 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. 

 Apply Here:  Project Manager, Natural Resources

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

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