Senior Wetlands/Environmental Project Manager

Swca Inc Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 weeks ago

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a highly experienced, self-motivated Senior Wetlands/Environmental Project Manager to grow and expand our wetland services within the Pacific Northwest. This is an opportunity to join a robust wetland program with a positive and supportive team. This position also offers great opportunities for career growth.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • strong existing client contacts in multiple business lines (e.g., energy and utilities, land development, transportation, water resources, and federal, state, and local agencies),
  • a proven track record of creating and developing new business opportunities,
  • a history of successfully managing projects, and
  • a self-motivated, can-do attitude.

What you will accomplish

This Project Manager will have expertise in all aspect of wetland permitting, SEPA/NEPA, and project management for energy and other development projects. Experience in specialty areas including Local Wetlands Inventories and Section 404/401 permitting is highly valued. Skills include the ability to manage projects and milestones within schedule and budget expectations and primarily be responsible for QA/QC oversight of field data to support report-writing and permitting, and assist with business development to grow our practice. The ideal applicant will be experienced in managing multiple components with multidisciplinary staff to complete project permitting requirements.

Examples of project and business development work include:

  • Conducting all aspects of wetland projects including: wetland and waters determination, delineation, reporting, functional assessment, permitting, mitigation planning and design, and monitoring

  • Preparing written documents, including wetland and waters determination and delineation reports

  • Preparing wetland removal/fill permit applications

  • Coordinating agency review of wetland permit applications

  • Conducting business development and marketing geared toward positioning SWCA to win projects

  • Expanding SWCA's professional relationship with existing clients

  • Assisting in strategic planning and positioning of SWCA's services

  • Mentoring junior staff

  • Field data collection and report writing in support of Natural Resources Site Assessments of Vegetated Corridors under Clean Water Services and Water Environment Services regulations

Experience and qualifications for success


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in biology, environmental science, natural resource management, other related field

  • A minimum of eight (8) years combined experience in project management, environmental consulting, or ecological, studies

  • Pacific Northwest botany skills

  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification obtained through the Society of Wetland Scientist's Professional Certification Program, or demonstrated progress to obtaining Professional Wetlands Scientist (PWS) certification through the Society of Wetland Scientist's Professional Certification Program with the ability to be certified within a year

  • Proven track record of creating and developing new business opportunities

  • Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements


  • Master's Degree in disciplines mentioned above.

  • Candidate should have an extensive working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and policies (e.g., NEPA, SEPA, CWA, removal/fill permits, and land use applications) governing natural resource management

  • Desire to thrive in a highly collaborative team atmosphere


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Senior Wetlands/Environmental Project Manager

Swca Inc