Ecological Project Manager

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Charleston, SC
Added: January 17, 2024
As an Environmental Specialist/Ecologist/Wetland Scientist at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), you'll join our interdisciplinary teams of subject matter experts and support a wide range of environmental assessments for federally funded or permitted projects (oil & gas, transportation, mining, renewables, HUD Environmental Reviews) and other federal/state grant programs. You will lead NEPA resource assessments, FERC resource assessments, perform wetland and stream delineations, conduct ecological field surveys; prepare reports and permit applications; and interact with clients and regulatory agencies.

What Makes CEC Different

CEC is an employee owned company where approximately 50% of CEC staff own a share of the company. We believe that employee ownership provides us with a competitive advantage in the environmental consulting business by incentivizing our staff, we own up to our performance, and we ensure fair and equitable treatment of our employees. As a member our CEC’s Team, you are in charge of your own career trajectory. You will be offered the opportunity to contribute to make meaningful contributions to projects involving the current challenging environmental issues, assist other professional staff, interact and assist clients, engage in professional development, as well as enhancing your technical and leadership skills. You will be part of a nationwide-team of over 130 ecologists who are experts in a wide range of ecological services, like delineation and permitting, ecosystem restoration, NEPA and FERC projects, endangered species surveys and compliance, rare plant surveys, fisheries biologists, benthic macroinvertebrate surveys and taxonomy, and more! Working at CEC will help you learn as well as grow your career in exciting ways.

  • B.S. (preferably a M.S.) degree in a natural sciences field (e.g., Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences);
  • 5+ years of experience preparing environmental studies (e.g., NEPA documents, FERC resource reports, field reports, feasibility studies, etc.);
  • 5+ years of experience performing natural resource assessments including wetland and stream delineations;
  • Working knowledge and project experience with environmental policies and regulations (e.g., NEPA, NHPA, Section 106, Section 7) that require environmental and regulatory assessments for various Federal agencies (e.g., DOE, DOD, FERC, HUD);
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and work on a team of technical professionals;
  • Strong leadership, team building, and interpersonal skills.

Additional qualifications that are a plus

  • Completion of a 40-Hour wetland delineation training course;
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification;
  • Technical expertise with Sections 401 and 404 Clean Water Act regulations and permitting;
  • Experience with threatened and endangered species surveys and habitat assessments;
  • Proficiency in geographic information systems (GIS).

C ivil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is consistently ranked as an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Design Firm, offering big firm opportunities with a small firm culture . Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide you with the opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in our success. You will work on diverse projects while providing high quality service to our clients.

In addition to offering company stock at all levels, we provide a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus for all employees, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability and tuition assistance. Join our team where your contribution matters.

CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.