Sr. Project Manager/Team Leader, Environmental Compliance
Details: Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world’s complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder’s reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challenges has solidified its status as a trusted partner to its global clients and a leader in the industry. Working as a team, Kleinfelder’s bright people will deliver the right solutions. Kleinfelder is looking for the right person to help us manage our significant backlog of work and further grow our Environmental Compliance practice in southern California. This position can sit in our Irvine or Los Angeles office and will help lead our compliance and air quality practice efforts in southern California, across the state and nationally. This is an exciting and challenging position that requires exceptional verbal and written communication skills and a highly organized and responsive candidate, capable of working in a diverse team environment and handling multiple tasks with competing priorities. Expectations include: Responsible for the development, growth, senior technical oversight, and execution of environmental compliance and air quality projects/programs in southern California. Must have strong project management skills with proven responsibility for scope/schedule/budget. Must be able to work independently and as integral team member/leader, using knowledge of industry and/or professional guidelines and protocols to accomplish goals and objectives and solve problems of diverse scope. Other responsibilities include managing and mentoring staff, developing and implementing business strategies, and ensuring the safe execution of all phases of project work to meet our clients’ objectives as well as company goals for revenue generation and profitability. Leverages existing client relationships and builds new client relationships to develop projects in the region and abroad. RESPONSIBILITIES Technical/Project Management Working with our existing client base, including private industry, municipal, transportation and energy market accounts, direct and prepare Air Quality Permits/Plans/Reports, Compliance Audits, Construction and Industrial Storm Water Plans, Spill Prevention Plans, Hazardous Materials Business Plans, Annual Emissions Reports, and other supporting technical studies. Risk Management and Process Safety Management experience are a plus, Oversee multiple projects simultaneously and ensure quality is achieved on project deliverables. Practice Leadership Provide leadership in managing staff performance, recruiting and retention, and mentoring personnel for overall success of practice team. Develop a working understanding of Kleinfelder’s other core service lines and support cross-selling goals. Client/Business Development As a practice builder/doer seller, identify and develop new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals, and take an active leadership role in the development of new business with new and existing clients. Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business. Through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development, capitalize on existing client relationships to expand market share in the local market, while serving national/global clients as necessary. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Communicating Effectively Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner. Tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience. Delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener. Delegating Responsibility Provides people with clear objectives and allows them to take ownership for their goals. Gives people a mix of tasks that challenge but do not overwhelm them. Acts as a resource people can utilize to help accomplish their goals. Developing Talent Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members. Helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them. Gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice. Entrepreneurial Thinking Understands how the business fits into the broader market place. Identifies opportunities for business growth. Monitors market trends and revenue opportunities. Working with Financial Information Understands how financial information is used to guide business decisions. Develops accurate financial forecasts. Considers decisions from a financial perspective. EXPERIENCE & ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Geology, Industrial Hygiene, or other related field required. Master’s degree or equivalent desired. Experience: 10 – 15 years of related experience, 5 – 6 years demonstrating successful development and management of environmental compliance programs and demonstrated achievements in selling environmental consulting services. 2 – 4 years of client account management and project/program management experience desired. Certification/Registration: Related professional certifications preferred. Other Knowledge and Skills: Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be client focused to understand and appropriately respond to clients business needs. Focus will be on resource planning and sharing across boundaries, results-oriented delivery, and staying current with relevant technology and innovation. Must have proficient knowledge of federal, state and local agencies, laws, regulations, and permitting requirements. Also desire, proven business development experience for large programs/contracts and client relationships supported by repeat business, including established contacts in California, with a history of delivering annual sales goals and building a practice. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Driver’s License Required: Yes Proof of Insurance Required: Yes Hours Per Week: 40+ Travel: 20-30% Overtime: N/A Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)Apply for this job.