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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Environmental Permitting in Omaha, Nebraska


Are you an Environmental Permitting expert who’s hit a plateau in your professional growth? Have you been looking for more leadership opportunity within the permitting realm and beyond?

Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Project Manager in the Environmental Services Global Practice (division) in our Omaha, Nebraska, office to lead environmental permitting projects for a variety of industry types including transportation, water/wastewater, renewable energy, electrical utility, and others. In addition, the candidate would oversee environmental permitting services for the office.

Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

Join a well-established team within a full-service Omaha office with opportunity for growth. This individual will enhance our existing environmental permitting presence in the region working closely with established clients across multiple markets. Additionally, the ideal candidate will help expand our environmental permitting services and client base in the region.

The Project Manager will work within an integrated team within our Environmental Services Global Practice (division) to perform the following duties:

  • Performing project management responsibilities for environmental permitting projects.

  • Business development and networking

  • Assisting with and leading proposal and cost estimating efforts for environmental permitting projects.

  • Regularly interface with various agencies, clients and team membersMentoring and generally working closely with junior level environmental staff

  • Assist with recruiting, development, training, and retention of staff.Help develop mitigation banking instruments and mitigation banks/sites

  • Demonstrating creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in a natural resources or environmental permitting discipline from accredited program. Minimum 10 years’ related professional experience in natural resources and/or environmental permitting project execution including leading teams in the field or office, coordinating staff, and/or project management. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients. Candidates must possess strong project execution and interpersonal skills as well as a strategic perspective.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with natural resources, environmental permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, HCPs, and mitigation plan development.

  • Experience with project management, environmental regulation and agency coordination (USFWS, state agencies, etc) is preferred.

  • Familiarity with the Endangered Species Act (ESA), NEPA, and other pertinent regulatory guidance is preferred.

  • Field experience and knowledge of environmental field investigation techniques required.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information and work effectively with various audiences (including public officials, agency representatives, property owners, businesses, clients, construction contractors, etc).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental site assessment methods, permitting process, compliance and compliance audits.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%, as required


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-NE-Omaha

Req ID: 200312



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