Principal Level Environmental Consultant

SLR Consulting Irvine, CA

SLR International Corporation is seeking a Principal Level Consultant to join our growing environmental and advisory solutions team in our Irvine, California office. The qualified candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise: assessment and remediation of contaminated soil, groundwater, and/or sediments, vapor intrusion assessment, regulatory closure of contaminated sites, solid waste and industrial waste landfill site assessment, environmental due diligence, regulatory compliance, and environmental permitting.

Key functions in this role include developing business, client communications, managing deliverables to clients, management project teams, negotiation with regulatory agencies, and oversight of environmental projects. As a Principal-level employee, candidates should be prepared to coordinate staff assignments, mentor and develop junior staff, and participate in company growth in a hands-on leadership capacity. Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding client networking and relationship building skills, backed by a proven reputation for providing highest quality service to clients in the California market.

Key Responsibilities:

* Build relationships with clients that result in sustained growth

* Achieve business financial targets

* Manage overall project/program budgets and schedules, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal and contract requirements

* Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of project management and effective delegation and oversight of group or program tasks and goals

* Provide final senior review of technical or promotional communications prepared by others, and demonstrate capabilities and experience with regulators including negotiations related to client work scopes

* Promote cross-selling

* Effectively mentor and develop junior staff

Technical Skills/Experience:

* A minimum of 15 years professional experience in the areas of expertise listed above

* Demonstrated expertise in managing consulting assignments, working directly with clients and attorneys, and negotiating with regulatory agencies

* Capable of managing a variety of project deliverables with varying timelines

* Proven project management experience from proposal stage to completion to include establishing scopes and project budgets, client communications, managing deliverables, and coordinating project teams

* Successful business development experience in California, including with attorneys

* Proven experience managing a team of diverse professionals

* Skill in budgeting and goal-setting for a group

* Previous experience with a small to midsize consultancy is appreciated


* Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Physical Science, or related field required

* Strong experience with environmental regulations and regulatory agencies


* In-depth understanding of consulting

* Strong client network is essential to success

* Ability to travel by airplane and car including overnight travel

* Valid driver's license required

Personal Attributes/Traits

* Strong capacity to build relationships with clients that result in sustained growth

* Consultant-minded professional with a keen understanding of client value generation and business drivers

* Excels in working with peers and subordinate staff in different geographic locations

* Collaborative, team-oriented approach to daily work

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Ability to develop rapport and credibility

* Adept at interfacing with a variety of clients; experience with private industrial/manufacturing firms and law firms appreciated

* Skilled in communicating technical information to internal and external business contacts

* Strong analytical, organizational, leadership, and multi-tasking skills

* Self-directed and highly motivated

* Team player

* Dependable and predictable

About SLR

SLR is an independent and employee-controlled international environmental consultancy that has an unrivalled reputation for providing high quality tailored services. We are a dynamic, responsive and fast growing company with an expanding network of offices in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Africa. SLR serves the key business sectors of built environment, industry, oil & gas, mining & minerals, infrastructure, and power.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, orthodontia, vision, flexible spending account, generous PTO accrual, 10 paid holidays, 401(k) retirement account with company matching program, company paid life insurance, short & long term disability insurance, and employee assistance program.

SLR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer