Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States and Canada. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. Founded in 1990, WEST has since grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. We are looking for a full-time Project Manager/Biologist/Environmental Planner to join our West Coast team and support project work throughout the western states. The ideal candidate would be located at or near other key western team members in Corvallis, OR, Boise, ID, or Las Vegas/Boulder City, NV; however, other remote work locales may be considered for the right candidate.
Competitive salary and bonus structure
Generous paid leave
Comprehensive healthcare plans
Life insurance, LTD and AD&D
Employee owned/Shareholder potential
Join WEST and you will discover and enjoy:
Family friendly environment
Diverse workforce and DE&I efforts
Great work/life balance
Flexible and Casual work culture
Professional growth opportunity
Safe and happy working environment
The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in wildlife biology, natural resource management, environmental planning/permitting, and/or environmental consulting, and will be responsible for managing projects and working directly with our clients, with a particular emphasis on those in the solar and wind energy industries.
Our Project Managers work individually, as well as with teams of natural resource specialists, scientists and biometricians to fulfill the following key job duties.
Complete and direct various environmental project management and support tasks including:
Renewable energy environmental siting evaluations
Environmental planning, permitting and reviews (e.g., federal/state/local site permitting and environmental reviews, wetland and/or water resource permitting, Environmental Site Assessments)
Wildlife and/or natural resource survey design and management
Natural resource agency coordination
Supervise and direct field studies and staff
Train and mentor field supervisors and technicians
Promote health and safety
Market WEST’s capabilities
Foster current business relationships and promote new business development efforts, particularly within the renewable energy industry
Prepare scopes of work, budget estimates, and respond to proposal requests
Administration of projects
Prepare reports, proposals and provide quality assurance of data and deliverables
Perform quality checks to ensure WEST standards and client requirements are met
This position will require occasional overnight travel
This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter who possesses:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or planning, biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent.
Previous professional experience in environmental consulting related to some or all of the following:
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews and/or work in preparing Plans of
Development for projects on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management
Wetland/waters delineations and permitting (e.g., Joint Aquatic Resource Permit
Applications, Streambed Alteration Agreements, etc.).
Assisting on various aspects of environmental assessments and permitting for solar energy or similar development projects (e.g., county special use or conditional use permit applications, Energy Facility Siting Council permitting, etc.)
Leading or completing pre-construction or post-construction avian and bat monitoring studies at wind-energy projects
Threatened and endangered species assessments and surveys
Understanding of the renewable energy market
Previous project management experience (preferably 5+ years), including budgeting, proposal writing, consulting work, professional scientific experience, and a track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers, clients, and/or stakeholders
Strong writing skills and experience completing scientific reports
Strong interpersonal skills
If offered employment, the candidate must successfully pass a pre- employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required.
WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.