Environmental Scientist Oil & Gas Compliance/Remediation Lead

Freese And Nichols, Inc. Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

Freese and Nichols, Inc. is a professional consulting firm serving clients across the Southwest and Southeast United States. With sustainability in mind, Freese and Nichols plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects. It is the first engineering/architecture firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Fortune Magazine's Top 100 Best Medium Workplaces

  • No. 19. For more information about Freese and Nichols, visit www.freese.com

FNI is currently focusing on growing our environmental practice and is looking for a seller/doer for our Houston or Pearland office. The main focus of this role is to help drive growth of FNI's environmental business in the Houston area. This person should have worked in the Houston market in the environmental consulting capacity as a project manager, program manager or client manager for at least ten years. The candidate should have a good network of contacts in the oil and gas sector and industrial sector State and local govt contact are a plus). The role and responsibility of this person is to help FNI identify, preposition, and win environmental consulting work in the Houston market. This person will also have some responsibility for project management and execution of projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise assigned project personnel (environmental scientists, engineers, planners, technicians, and support staff), either directly or indirectly.

  • Complete quality projects within established budgets and time schedules that meet the client's needs.

  • Initiate and/or aid in the development of new design guides, analytical techniques, computer programs, and/or other procedures to help meet schedules and project objectives.

  • Perform independent studies in the area of state-of-the-art techniques to provide the firm with new design and project evaluation capabilities. Prepare reports and data for internal use.

  • Plan, schedule, and direct staff members assigned to studies and investigations. Define tasks to be accomplished independently by others. Provide general supervision, direction, and final review.

  • Assist in marketing the firm's capabilities of existing clients and to prospective clients. As requested, prepare and/or review the technical elements of proposals including scope, implementation, and manpower projections.

  • Provide guidance and technical advice to those assigned to the project. Evaluate performance, implement corrective actions, and provide professional staff development.

  • Serve as technical advisor to project scientists, engineers, and planners regarding project problems. Provide special expertise and experience where necessary.

  • Research and/or investigate complex or unique environmental science problems to advance the state-of-the-art within the firm.

  • Advise the Group Manager of the skills, techniques, and aids available to expand departmental capabilities.

  • May serve as Project Manager for the most technically complex problems

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend industry networking events

  • Identify potential teaming partners for pursuits

  • Help identify additional resources (scientists/engineers) that FNI may be a good fit for the FNI team

  • Maintain client contacts after projects are sold

  • Lead and support proposal efforts

  • Work with the environmental practice leader to develop and support the growth initiatives

  • Some travel and evening event participation will be required

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Experience
  • Ten (10) years, including specific experience in making independent decisions on environmental science problems and methods. Must be familiar with advance techniques and the modification and extension of environmental science theories, precepts, and practices.
  • Education (Minimum) - B.S. degree in environmental, natural, or social science.

  • Certification

  • Certification in area of specialization, if available.

Freese and Nichols is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


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Freese And Nichols, Inc.