Environmental Permitting/Compliance Project Manager in Albany

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Albany, New York View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Environmental Permitting/Compliance Project Manager in Albany New York. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Albany.


Position : Environmental Permitting/Compliance Project Manager

Work location : Albany, New York

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for an Environmental Permitting/Compliance Project Manager with experience permitting energy projects in New York.  The following locations will be considered: Albany, NY, Buffalo, NY, Valhalla, NY, and New York, NY.  Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 
Provides high level technical assistance and guidance for the collection, identification, compiling, and analysis of observational and spatial data concerning a variety of biological, physical, and earth sciences.  Provides support and guidance for multi-site/phase environmental work and environmental permitting projects.  Develops processes and infrastructure relating to water supply, air emission, pollution control, cultural impact, and preserving the quality of the environment by identifying, controlling, and preventing disruption to environmental systems and species caused by human activity.  Ensures that documentation and recommendations accurately describe the results of analyses and addresses environmental impact and long-term ecological risks.  Assists project leadership with environmental impact assessment, corrective/mitigation strategy development, permitting, and/or restoration activities.  Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.
Your Impact

Lead and/or support project development and delivery (proposals, project management, client relations, senior reviews, team development and training).
Developing strong working relationships with a variety of clients, teaming partners and WSP staff.
Coordinating, guiding, and overseeing other team members and consultants.
Conduct environmental permitting for renewable energy infrastructure.
Collect, analyze, and interpret data from multidisciplinary teams.
Technical writing and report preparation, leading planning studies related to siting, feasibility studies/critical issues analyses, state and federal level compliance documentation, risk identification and risk management strategies.
Prepare and review technical reports and analyses, and permit applications.
Attention and commitment to timely completion of high quality work.
Coordinate with project managers, task managers, project team technical leads, subconsultants, and other disciplines such as planning, siting, engineering, and PM/CM team members.
Coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies.
Managing and mentoring staff.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field.
8+ years of experience working as an environmental scientist and completing environmental surveys, fieldwork, habitat and impact assessments, and/or construction monitoring.
Prior experience with GIS software and Trimble GPS units and ability to use technology for data collection.
Working knowledge of state and federal energy policies/regulations.  
Experience with task or project management, client relationship management, and interaction with regulatory agencies.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent verbal communication, technical writing, and research skills.
Ability to travel to support business needs.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Demonstrated experience contributing to technical reports, preparing environmental impact evaluations, siting reports, and environmental permit applications, including field surveys and reporting, and resource and impact evaluations.
Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.
Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree is preferred.
Essential professional licensure/certification.
40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.
Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired. #LI-BJ1


Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 25%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-NY-Albany, US-NY-Buffalo, US-NY-New York, US-NY-Valhalla

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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