AECOM Natural Resources Team Leader/Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, California
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Natural Resources Team Leader/Senior Project Manager for immediate employment. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities, in a dynamic and flexible working environment.
Primary duties will include managing a team of Natural Resources staff located throughout the greater Los Angeles and Central Coast areas, as well as overseeing a range of small- to large-scale projects involving (but not limited to): impact assessments and mitigation planning; regulatory compliance and permitting efforts including CEQA/NEPA, 404/401, CESA, and ESA; resource agency consultation; large-scale field efforts; and preparation of environmental documents (CEQA and NEPA) and natural resource management plans. The candidate will contribute to growth of the department through marketing pursuits including proposal preparation, interviews, business development, and client relationship building. Duties will also include supervision and mentoring of junior and mid-level staff to guide career development.
At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to, those listed below:
Oversee a diverse team of staff, including management of workload and utilization, assigning projects and tasks, guiding career development, conducting goal setting and annual performance reviews, as well as performing administrative tasks (e.g., timesheet/expense report approval)
Manage projects involving large, complex environmental natural resources documents such as CEQA/NEPA documents, HCPs/NCCPs, Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, Habitat Management Plans, Restoration Plans, Jurisdictional Delineation Reports and/or Resource Agency Permitting Packages. Operates as primary author or senior reviewer, as appropriate.
Manage projects/tasks that include all aspects of environmental analysis (e.g., biological, cultural, air quality, traffic, etc.) and may involve large-scale field efforts and intensive schedules.
Perform project management duties such as forecasting, tracking project costs and schedule, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and take corrective action where necessary
Prepare competitive responses to Requests for Proposals for a variety of clients, including development of scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables, and participation in interviews
May operate as primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects
Collaborate with other supervisors in the office in a team-based environment
Contribute to growth of practice through business development
Work directly with the Natural Resources Group Manager to create an inclusive work environment where staff can grow professionally and are supported in delivering their best work to internal and external clients
About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field (e.g., biology, ecology, or project management/controls)
Minimum of 6 years of experience in natural resources project management
Master’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, or project management/controls) preferred
10 years of experience in natural resources project management is preferred
Be located in (or willingness to relocate to) the greater Los Angeles or Central Coast area to serve clients throughout the southern and central California region.
Experience managing staff
Experience working with Los Angeles-area clients (e.g., LADWP, City and County of Los Angeles), Central Coast agencies (e.g. County of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo), California utilities (e.g., SoCalGas, Southern California Edison) and/or other energy/oil and gas clients
Experience managing small and large-scale multi-disciplinary environmental projects, involving planning, permitting, compliance, and pre- and post-construction phases.
Strong leadership and diplomacy skills
Thrives independently and as part of a team
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Successful marketing/business development experience
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Relocation is not available for this position.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 263042BR
Additional Locations US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.