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Coastal Project Director

  1. Houston
R-108428

Why join us?

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive.  We need energetic, passionate and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis!

We are hiring! AtkinsRéalis is seeking a Coastal/Environmental Project Director to join our Houston, TX office.

If you have the desire to solve challenges on a variety of infrastructure projects across the Gulf Coast of Texas and elsewhere, this position might be for you. We routinely work on coastal/environmental planning, engineering and permitting for beach restoration, shoreline stabilization, coastal structures, living shorelines, dredging, port facilities, and other infrastructure projects. We are in need of an Coastal Project Director in our Houston, Texas office to help lead and manage our team in delivering this portfolio of projects. The selected candidate will work with local Business Unit and Business Development leadership to increase AtkinsRéalis’ coastal and environmental business presence in the coastal Texas market. This role will exercise technical expertise and provide project oversight for projects mostly focused along the Texas coastline but will likely support work across Texas and elsewhere. This position has the potential to manage other staff locally or statewide.

About Us

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Prepare technical reports and permit applications in support of projects and provides peer reviews of reports prepared by others. Will be expected to contribute to the preparation of local, state, and federal environmental permits as they apply to the Texas Gulf Coast.
  • Oversee or conduct natural resources field investigations, including but not limited to identification of waters of the United States, including wetland delineations; threatened and endangered species surveys and reporting; coastal habitat evaluations; oyster and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) surveys and reports, and essential fish habitat (EFH) assessments.
  • Proficiency with USACE permitting and associated resource agency permits.
  • Experience with functional assessments in the USACE Galveston District required, with a demonstrated experience with the interim Hydrogeomorphic functional assessment (iHGM) for wetlands and the Texas Rapid Assessment Method (TxRAM, v 1.0 and 2.0) for streams.
  • Will develop pre-construction notifications (PCN) as they apply to the Federal regulatory program.
  • Serve as a mentor to junior scientists to assist in their training and career development.
  • Must be comfortable developing new opportunities with existing clients as well as identifying new clients and contract opportunities.
  • Support business development and marketing efforts.
  • Will function as an individual researcher or technical specialist, carrying out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.
  • Apply technical expertise and project management experience to manage project teams on conventional and unconventional projects.
  • Assemble technical data and write reports and permit applications. Excellent writing skills are a must.
  • Prepare scopes of work and cost proposals for a wide range of opportunities with input for various coastal practitioners and disciplines.
  • Prepare project work plan, scope, schedule and budget, and communicate these to project team members; monitor/manage project production for compliance with schedule, budget and quality objectives. Monitor reports and schedules to ensure appropriate charging of manhours, costs and expenses to projects, and to communicate project progress/status to senior management.
  • Consistently exercises own judgment and provides guidance to others.
  • Supervises and reviews the work of junior professionals, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.

What will you contribute?

  • B.S./B.A. or M.S. in a field of natural resources science; M.S. or graduate level coursework preferred but not required. This level may be achieved by Scientists with minimum of eight to twelve years' experience since Bachelor's degree, or ten years' experience with Master's degree.
  • Proven analytical skills, technical writing, computer and communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills; good public speaking ability; willingness to manage projects financially; knowledge of production support systems such as geographic information systems (GIS). The ideal candidate would have direct experience and knowledge across several Texas ecoregions and be willing to work independently and occasionally remotely from the office.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston (required) and Ft. Worth District strongly desired; experience with other Districts a definite plus.
  • Strong familiarity with various resource agencies required, including EPA, TPWD, USFWS, NMFS, TX GLO, TCEQ and TX based NGO’s.
  • Prior project management experience required.
  • Prior small-team personnel management experience required.
  • Professional registrations – Professional Wetland Scientist or other certification is highly desirable. Other certifications such as Certified Wildlife Biologist or Certified Arborist a definite plus.
  • Ability to work in inhospitable outdoor climates of Texas and the Gulf Coast during all seasons.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of multiple projects.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work.  Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  

We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage for domestic partners and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals.
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equal-opportunities-statement

AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies

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