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Power Engineers Environmental - Senior Project Manager in Kansas City, Kansas

Environmental - Senior Project Manager

Location: Kansas City

State/Territory: Kansas

Department: ENV South Central PM/Planning III Dept


Environmental - Senior Project Manager

POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment, and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specialize in the areas of air, water, waste, environmental planning, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45+ offices located across North America.

POWER is a rapidly growing company with a clear vision of how we want to grow.We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Project Manager with 10+ years of experience managing energy infrastructure siting, routing, permitting, and construction compliance projects in support of our CentralEnvironmental Project Manager Department. This position will be based in Kansas City, MO location with an option to work remotely.

Roles and Responsibilities

The primary focus for this Senior Project Manager is to provide environmental services and strategies to clients involving siting, routing, permitting, and construction of electric transmission lines and substations, renewable energy projects, and midstream pipelines. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and responsive professional, with strong communication and organizational skills. A proven history in business development, leadership, and supervisory experience is required.

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Market new and existing clients with internal members of the organization and establish initial engagements. Help to expand engagements to develop clientele and win work.Lead proposal preparation for larger projects.

  • Participate in and contribute to annual strategic business planning and department plan efforts

  • Manage multiple projects in various phases of development and geographic location ranging from the routing/siting phase to construction compliance phase

  • Manage and direct resource teams on environmental studies and associated permit application; coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies for project permitting

  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams which could include engineers, attorneys, planners, GIS analysts, permitting and environmental resource specialists, land agents, and construction compliance monitors

  • Communicate with the public and community stakeholders at hearings and public meetings.

  • Client coordination including preparing and monitoring project scope, budget, schedule, and forecasting

  • Participate in field reviews, project compliance inspections, and site meetings.

  • Travel up to 25% of the time for client and internal meetings

Required Education/Experience

  • B.S. or B.A. in Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, or related degree

  • Minimum ten (10) years of professional experiencemanaging environmental licensing and permitting in Midwestern states, preferably related to utility operations.

  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated expertise in federal and state environmental policy and regulation is required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, defining and understanding client requirements, managing expectations, communicating with clients and project staff

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Professional certifications as applicable to technical expertise

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental licensing & permitting regulations to facilitate utility infrastructure and renewable projects in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success. You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefits package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

EOE, including disability/vets

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