Senior Environmental Transportation Project Manager
Swca Inc
 Austin, TX

About the opportunity

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

Are you passionate about quality environmental work and the superior client service? SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking highly experienced, self-motivated project managers to successfully drive our projects throughout all phases from early planning and permitting through construction. This position will report to the Austin, TX office and is available for distributed work for an individual to physically sit in our Austin or in our Arlington, TX office. This position will primarily support generating work in the transportation industry. The ideal candidate will have connections in the transportation industry and be responsible for growing and leading our transportation team.

What you will accomplish

  • A core member of the team, taking a lead and collaborative role in pursuing project opportunities, managing large projects and clients, and supervising and mentoring staff.
  • Manage project requirements related to National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act and other resource planning/permitting, and/or resource disciplines relevant to transportation undertakings.
  • Partner, supervise and/or prepare requirements related to field studies, permits, mitigation plans, assessments, project monitoring and other deliverables.
  • Attend and/or present at local, regional and national conferences and forums.
  • Skills include the ability to manage large and complex 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.
  • The ideal applicant will be experienced in managing multiple components and multidisciplinary staff to complete project-permitting requirements related to roadway, rail, or airports at the county or state level.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in biology, botany, environmental science, natural resource management, or other related field
  • A minimum of 10 years of combined experience managing all aspects of projects, environmental consulting, or ecological studies including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, scopes of work from pre-field tasks to final report preparation.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with implementing NEPA, ESA, and/or CWA permitting processes related to Transportation projects.
  • Strong environmental consulting business development success and consulting acumen, including established credibility with federal and state reviewing agencies and clients.
  • Experience with implementing environmental permitting for NEPA, ESA, and/or CWA.


  • Demonstrated success with supervising, providing leadership, and mentoring for other professionals.
  • Prior experience preparing of EISs and/or EAs, transportation-related.

Additional Information:

  • Ability to travel often is required.
  • Ability to pass a motor vehicle record screening.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.

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EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.