Principal Consultant (Mid-Senior Level)

ERM Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 3 months ago

ERM is seeking an experienced Principal Consultant in our Environmental Impact Assessment group in our St. Louis, MS office to provide project management and senior technical assistance on multi-media permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and large-scale capital development projects for energy sector clients. As a senior consultant and project manager, you will contribute your leadership, client relationship, and technical consulting skills to support the growth of ERM's business and client base in the U.S while networking with ERM's global Impact Assessment & Planning (IAP) technical team to share multi-disciplinary resources and best practices across the industry. This is an excellent opportunity for a senior professional looking to advance their career level with a global environmental leader.


  • Manage and provide technical expertise on NEPA environmental assessment (EA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) projects and related activities in support of ERM clients' capital development projects (i.e., oil and gas, power generation, electrical transmission, and renewable energy projects).

  • Lead preparation of EAs/EISs and associated management plans in compliance with NEPA. Contribute to preparing impact assessment deliverables, serving in roles ranging from lead technical expert to quality review. Perform project delivery activities such as report writing, data collection and survey field work, data and literature review, and development of recommendations for clients.

  • Manage multi-media permitting and compliance associated with development projects with an emphasis on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and equivalent state agencies.

  • Oversee multiple projects within client's scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.

  • Prepare technical proposals, including development of technical scopes and cost estimates, and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads. Maintain client relationships to support repeat business.

  • Mentor junior- and mid-level consulting staff to develop their skill sets in the IAP technical area.

  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other ERM employees.


  • BS in environmental studies, planning, geography, civil or environmental engineering or related field; PWS, AICP or similar registration desired.

  • 8 to 15 years of impact assessment and multi-media permitting experience, including consulting for private-sector clients.

  • High degree of technical competence and broad knowledge of impact assessment best practices, with a solid grasp of the key impact assessment and management issues within the energy and oil and gas sector.

  • Well-developed team building and influencing skills; unquestioned integrity; and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address client and business needs and challenges

  • Solid experience building sustaining relationships with major clients.

  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation, strategic thinking, and "people" skills.

  • Recognized technical expertise by and established reputation in the local marketplace, including positive reputation with key regulators relevant to impact assessment approvals.

Who We Are:

As the world's leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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