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Senior Project Manager / Team Leader - Ecology

  • Job reference: NA-001477
  • Sector: Environment
  • Location: Denver
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Atkins is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager / Team Leader-Ecology to join our team in Denver, Colorado.

This candidate: 

- Will work with CDOT and local agencies, primarily in support of transportation projects.

- Will be looked to as a senior technical resource in your field of expertise, which must generally pertain to environmental (natural resources) compliance, permitting, consulting, and/or studies.

- Will assist the team to excel in the areas of safety, quality, efficiency, utilization, and technical excellence.

- Will be responsible for staffing actions and career development.

- Will perform duties as a senior project manager, and senior technical reviewer on complex, multidisciplinary projects across the region or country.

- Will participate in business development activities (direct and indirect sales), and must take opportunities to market your team to internal and external clients.

Job Details:

The ideal candidate will have significant experience with CDOT and FHWA, as well as water resources departments, flood control districts, or environmental departments, and local municipalities, and project experience in one or more of the following service lines is preferred:

-CWA 404 permitting with specific experience interacting with the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service (ESA Section 7 and 10 consulting/permitting).

-NEPA studies, documentation, and reviews; environmental studies and permitting for the transportation industry (e.g.: ports, rail, highway /interstate, toll roads, & aviation).

-Must be comfortable working and coordinating with a multidisciplinary team that may include at any one time ecologists, geologists, design engineers, right of way agents, surveyors, archaeologists, historians, and planners, among others.

The local team provides the following general services to a broad listing of private and public clients: threatened and endangered species surveys, wetland delineation and jurisdictional determinations, stream restoration and wetland mitigation design and permitting, wildlife habitat evaluations and management services, aquatic resource mapping and monitoring, water quality data collection and data analysis, NEPA studies, and natural resources permitting and compliance.


Waters of the US (404/10) permitting, USFWS Threatened/Endangered species Permitting and NEPA experience required.

Proven ability to manage clients, individuals and teams, provide leadership, and manage project production. 

Excellent technical interpersonal skills, and problem solving skills.

Must have business vision, excellent communication skills, and be able to represent the firm effectively to clients, key public officials, and the community in general.
Professional registration in field of practice is preferred, e.g., A.I.C.P., P.W.S., R.L.A, or CESSWI.


Bachelor's degree in field(s) of practice. Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus. This level may be achieved with ten years of experience in project production and technical professional activities, four of these working as a project manager.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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