Senior Project Manager Wildlife Biologist
ICF International - Gillette, WY

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Gillette, WY

About ICF International:
Employees of ICF International have the opportunity to utilize their skills and grow in areas of interest to become more than just an employee – but rather, a professional with a passion-driven career! ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. ICF fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V Find out more about ICF International at


One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette - located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their work is centered around the mining and oil and gas industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.

Job Description:
ICF International is seeking a full-time, Senior Project Manager with a wildlife biology emphasis in Gillette, WY. As Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for building and maintaining client relationships in the mining and oil and gas development industries, managing budgets and survey schedules for multiple projects, reporting to federal agencies, seeking out business development opportunities, managing biological and spatial data, and conducting field work which may require working in inclement weather, irregular hours, and extended travel. Senior Project Managers must be able to confidently identify western avian and mammalian species, efficiently organize survey schedules, and maintain professional field notes/data. Field surveys may include ground and aerial surveys for bald eagles, sage and sharp-tailed grouse, and big game, as well as mountain plover, waterfowl, raptors, prairie dog, and migratory bird surveys. Senior Project Managers are required to be up-to-date on federally listed and threatened species, as well as species of concern for local regions. Most survey areas are in remote locations, so project managers are required to be self-reliant, extremely comfortable with four-wheel drive and manual transmission trucks and ATVs, navigate using topographic maps, and able to hike long distances. Problem solving, organization, communication, and multi-tasking skills are a must in this fast-paced environment. In addition to being available to clients, Senior Project Managers must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to produce high-quality data, reports, and proposals. Building and maintaining client relationships requires meeting with company executives and federal agency personnel, giving public presentations, knowledge of industry and agencies, as well as utilizing marketing skills. Business development and marketing should be areas of interest to qualified candidates.

Key Responsibilities:
Creating, building, and maintaining client relationships.

Wildlife Surveys in coordination with staff, landowners, clients, and agencies

Project management including reporting, scheduling, and managing budgets

Business Development including but not limited to seeking out opportunities, preparing/assisting with proposals, public relations, and public presentations.

Data collection, management, and integrity

M.S. degree or higher in wildlife biology or closely related field.

5+ years of environmental consulting experience

Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

Ability to schedule and multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Self-reliant and highly motivated individual, with leadership qualities and the ability to work long hours

Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions

Proficient in navigation using topographic maps and GPS.

Able to travel for up to one week at a time, and be in the field for extended periods of time.

Have solid western avian and mammalian identification skills.

Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

Proficient with Esri ArcGIS

Comfortable meeting/working with company executives and federal agency personnel

Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

Must have a valid driver's license and able to operate four-wheel-drive, manual transmission trucks and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's)

Preferred Skills/Experience:
Experience with Microsoft Access and AutoCAD

Familiar with Wyoming landscape and strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.

Experience in energy industry

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V.

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