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Sr. Biology Project Manager

Company: HELIX Environmental
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc

Description: HELIX is seeking a team orientated and motivated Sr. Biology Project Manager with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join our Pasadena office. HELIX provides biological, CEQA/NEPA, cultural resource management, habitat restoration, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, acoustics and noise control, GIS, and air quality and greenhouse gas services to both the public and private sectors.

Why work for HELIX? We prioritize our employees. We have been an employee-owned firm since 2004, providing employees a vested interest in the firm's success through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). HELIX placed in the top three for environmental consulting firms and in the top ten for firms in our size range (100 to 199 employees) nationwide in the ZweigWhite Best Firms to Work For 2021 survey. Our employees describe us as team-oriented, caring, flexible, and driven by our standards of integrity. In addition to our competitive benefit package, we also have robust, award-winning wellness, professional growth, employee development training and community volunteer programs, and we support a hybrid work environment that balances the ability to work in the office and from home, when needed.

HELIX offers a competitive benefits package, that includes:

  • Health Coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Personal Time Off
  • Bonus Program
  • ESOP participation
  • 401K participation The Senior Biology Project Manager may be required to conduct biological fieldwork on occasion; however, primary responsibilities are not fieldwork related. The ideal candidate must possess strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills because critical aspects of this position include developing solutions for project challenges, forging strong, collaborative relationships, and building consensus among team members, clients, and agencies. A flexible mindset and adaptability to changing circumstances is imperative.

    Senior Biology Project Manager Responsibilities:
    • Managing complex biological resources-related projects
    • Leading biological due diligence assessments, biological constraints studies, biological technical reports, regulatory permit applications, and agency negotiation during the environmental review and permitting process.
    • Developing solutions to complex biological issues
    • Coordinating with clients and regulatory agencies on mitigation strategies
    • Leading proposals, interviews, and business development activities for the biology division
    • Provide technical direction and strategic solutions for challenging biological and regulatory issues
    • Assist with mentoring biology staff on project management and developing solutions for challenging biological and regulatory issues
    • Proactively manage all projects to obtain results on-time and on-budget
    • Assist with providing QA/QC of technical documents and proposals
    • Coordinate with team members from other departments to develop proposals and implement projects HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.


      Requirements: Minimum Requirements for Senior Biology Project Manager:
      • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in an environmental science, biology, or related field (degree in biochemistry or microbiology not acceptable)
      • 10+ years of experience in the environmental field leading and assisting with task implementation for biological resources, natural resources, or other similar projects
      • 5+ years of project management experience for biological resources, natural resources, or similar projects
      • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
      • Demonstrated experience in preparing biological resources related technical reports for CEQA/NEPA compliance
      • Proven experience managing large scale natural resources based projects
      • Proven experience preparing biological resources related mitigation plans in accordance with agency requirements
      • Experience in managing a project team and multiple projects concurrently
      • Proven ability to complete projects within time and budget constraints
      • Strong client and agency relationships; demonstrated experience leading client management and agency communications Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus
        • Master's degree or higher in Biology, Natural Resources, or related field
        • Experience processing state and federal resource agency permit applications and consultations for jurisdictional waters/wetlands and endangered species
        • Demonstrated experience with marketing and business development PI

Keywords: HELIX Environmental, Pasadena , Sr. Biology Project Manager, Executive , Pasadena, California

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