Senior Scientist/Federal Permitting Specialist, Virginia or Massachusetts
ESS Group, Inc. - Norfolk, VA

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ESS Group, Inc. seeks a Senior Scientist to develop business and grow its ecological science and environmental permitting practice within the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. This position will be responsible for diversifying/expanding the range of services ESS provides, expanding its portfolio of clients, and securing project backlog with municipal authorities, agencies, governments and other clients. Candidates must have experience preparing and directly managing National Environmental Policy Act documents including Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Records of Decision, and Programmatic Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated business development acumen and client contacts within the federal government and private industry sectors that demand National Environmental Policy Act support.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Achieving sales target by identifying, pursuing, and winning projects both independently and in coordination with the Practice Leader and other senior
  • ESS staff Serving as Project Manager and providing senior technical oversight Managing technical staff assignments and budgets to ensure project profitability Participating in public meetings and agency consultations Serving as a regulatory specialist for ESS scientists and project managers company-wide
  • Mentoring and training junior staff
  • Promoting ESS growth in the New England and mid-Atlantic marketplaces
  • MS or PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, or a related field is required. Background in fisheries science a plus
  • Recognized expert with successful, project-based track record in federal permitting for government and/or private clients and an established reputation with key regulators
  • 15+ years of environmental permitting/planning experience, with 7+ years of proven business development results in a consulting environment
  • Experience in all aspects of managing multidisciplinary projects and project teams
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently under short deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Willingness to travel 25-30% (within US)
Hours: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

ESS offers competitive salaries in a dynamic work environment, with a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision plans; Life and Disability Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care; 401K Plan; Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays; and a Profit Sharing Program. For more information about ESS Group, Inc. visit Only applicants eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship or restrictions will be considered.

ESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please e-mail your resume and a letter of interest to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with “Senior Scientist/Federal Permitting Specialist” in the subject line, or mail to: Human Resources Manager, ESS Group, Inc., 10 Hemingway Drive, East Providence, RI 02915.

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In 2002, ESS made a significant commitment to expand the company's engineering capabilities. This has been a real value-added feature for...