Environmental Project Manager I
Terracon - Topeka, KS

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Environmental Project Manager I—Professional

As an Environmental Project Manager I with Terracon you will perform duties related to conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Asbestos and Lead Based Paint Services, Brownfield redevelopment projects, and regulatory compliance services. You will also evaluate respective data, prepare proposals and reports, and take part in other environmental consulting projects.

General Responsibilities:
Directs the efforts of a small group of company personnel on a single project and
ensures that all services are responsive to the client’s needs, including being on time
and within an identified scope and budget. Coordinates all departmental personnel,
equipment and technical experts required to complete the assigned project and provides
assistance in promoting other services and projects whenever possible.

Essential Functions and Duties:
With assistance from others, studies and becomes familiar with all county, state and
federal regulations and codes to ascertain special permits, decisions or agreements from
government bodies including zoning status and/or requirements of applicable building
officials.
Continually reviews the project’s progress and evaluates technical data received from
project staff for decisions to be made by company consultants, the client, the contractor
or other decision-making bodies involved in the project. Based on conclusions drawn
from project data, obtains approval and decisions from the client or the client’s
representatives in a timely manner that allows the project to flow smoothly and progress
on schedule.
With substantial assistance from office management or technical consultants, mediates
any disagreements that develop between the technical disciplines involved in a project
and/or client’s representatives or contractors contributing to the progress of a project and
assists in developing means by which disagreements may be settled and recorded to the
best interest of the project, the client and the firm.
With assistance from office management, interviews and participates in the selection
and development of contracts with any required consultants and coordinates their timely
efforts during the course of the project.
Under the direction of office management and technical consultants, formulates the
strategies to promote significant projects.
Under the direction of office management or technical consultants, prepares staffing
requirements, schedules and other required project data, including preparing fee
proposals.
Coordinates and conducts the necessary review of project documents with in-house
consultants, client representatives, contractors and others required to work as a team on
the project and gains assistance from company management when difficulties arise.
Assists in conducting fee negotiations, preparing contract agreements and is sufficiently
familiar with all agreements between the firm and the client to effectively manage the
project in a professional and economic manner.
Participates in periodic reviews of the project with respect to its schedule, design and/or
construction cost, and prepares progress reports on a regular basis to company
management and the client’s representatives as needed.
Acts as a communication link between all company representatives, management,
contractors and any other parties involved in the design or construction process. Directs
the inspections and reviews necessary at the close of a project to ensure that check lists
are completed, the project documents are retained, costs and quantities have been
summarized, any special history data is recorded and obtains approval from the various
bodies for the full completion of the project. Assists manager in the communication with
client.
Participates in the selection of key project personnel with Office Management and
technical experts to ensure appropriate levels of expertise are available to serve the
needs of the project requirements.
Completes the project records at the close of the project, documents the required closeout
data, organizes the project records and turns them over to the office responsible for
the project and its permanent project files.
Provides timely project administration for the company to include time sheets, expense
reports, purchase orders, change orders, invoices and any other progress reports
necessary to keep the company, the client and the client’s representatives informed of
the status of the project.
Prepares invoice to client for review by manager.

Other Duties:
Will perform other project management duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or
feel; reach with hands and arms; and smell. The employee is occasionally required to
climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift
and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, and
occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
ability to adjust focus.

Essential Skills/Abilities:
A demonstrated ability to assist the department manager and technical consultants with
the establishment of major segments of the scope of a project, including an outline of
tasks, staffing and equipment requirements, establish fees, scope and project budgets
and outline a project schedule.
An ability to manage a small group of technicians, inspectors and/or administrative staff
and direct their efficient utilization on a project, usually at the client’s site and away from
the firm’s office.
A demonstrated ability under supervision to administer all project general and technical
data and reports and to communicate orally and in writing to all parties involved.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet
and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions; high, precarious places; extreme
cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to
loud.
Overnight travel may be required with this position.

Education/Experience:
A PhD degree with 1 or more years specific project experience; or

An MS degree with 3 or more years specific project experience; or

A Bachelor’s degree plus at least 5 years related project experience, or equivalent

License/Registration:
Valid driver’s license (unless arrangements have been made with approval of Operating
Group Manager).
An engineering license or certification as a technical professional in field of expertise is
preferred.

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In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Terracon requires that candidates complete a satisfactory criminal background check and pass a drug screen prior to employment.
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