NRSI is building on existing client relationships, ongoing projects, and years of experience in the western provinces and northern territories, especially Alberta, and is looking for a Project Manager with a minimum of 5 years of experience (>8 years preferred) with several years of demonstrated management and business development experience, to join NRSI’s Calgary office. This is a fulltime/permanent position with a target start date of April 2020, but exact date is flexible.
This position provides a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to join a leading environmental consulting firm, to work with established clientele, and secure new clients and projects, in our Calgary office. The successful applicant will be integral in the coordination and implementation of biological services related to a wide variety of project types, including at proposed renewable energy facilities in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and will work collaboratively with other employees, both in Calgary and other Canadian offices
In addition to work on existing projects, the successful applicable will be required to lead and/or contribute to business development activities, such as the identification / review of opportunities, preparation of proposals, and contacting new potential clients. A proven track record of successfully identifying, securing and completing natural environment projects is essential.
The Project Manager will work closely with colleagues, both in Calgary and Waterloo, Ontario, to ensure daily office operations are running smoothly, identify business development opportunities, and determine staffing requirements and technical needs for upcoming monitoring seasons.
As NRSI is a field-oriented consultancy, the successful applicant will participate in field work, sometimes in remote locations, coordinating and overseeing monitoring programs, entering and analyzing data, and preparing comprehensive reports
Specific Job Expectations:
Highly motivated individual comfortable working independently and with a team of colleagues,
Knowledge and familiarity with local and provincial natural heritage guidelines, policies and legislation;
Identification, and review of new clients and projects;
Preparation of detailed proposals, budgets, and work programs;
Attendance at client and agency meetings, industry conferences, and public information sessions;
Willingness and ability to conduct multi-day field monitoring exercises,
Preparation of detailed reports following provincial regulations and policies,
Supervision of field monitoring programs and technical staff,
Supervision of project budgets, field schedules, and reporting deadlines,
Excellent communication skills.
Candidates for this position should have a minimum of 5 years of applied experience working within the western provinces and northern territories, especially Alberta and Saskatchewan. The candidate should have existing relationships with the Alberta Environment and Parks, and similar agencies. A proven track record of successfully identifying, securing and completing natural environment projects is essential.
The successful applicant will have experience leading complex ecological tasks as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including coordinating multi-season field studies, preparation of comprehensive monitoring reports, assessing potential impacts and making appropriate recommendations for mitigation measures to minimize identified impacts. Experience conducting field monitoring, with at least one recognized technical expertise (e.g. avian ecology, botany, etc.), will be preferred, as it is consistent with NRSI’s commitment to technical excellence.
The successful applicant should be familiar, and have demonstrated working experience, with applicable provincial guidance and regulations that relate to ecological considerations and requirements for proposed developments or other land management decisions.
A minimum of 5 years of experience (>8 years preferred) with several years of demonstrated management and business development experience within the western provinces and northern territories, especially Alberta,
Proven track record of successfully identifying, securing and completing natural environment projects,
Designation as a Professional Biologist (P.Biol), in Alberta, or equivalent,
Technical expertise in aquatic, wetland and/or terrestrial ecology,
Existing relationships with regulatory staff within western provinces and northern territories, especially Alberta and Saskatchewan,
Demonstrated understanding of, and experience with, natural heritage policies in the western provinces and northern territories, especially Alberta,
Experience managing complex projects, including field monitoring, reporting, and impact assessments,
Experience preparing and managing proposals, project schedules, and budgets,
The remuneration package includes salary commensurate on experience, profit sharing, performance bonuses, professional development fund, a full benefit package and RRSP contribution plan.
This position with NRSI provides a unique and exciting career opportunity to play an integral role in the Calgary office to lead / support business development, and project management, under the direction of Senior Management. This opportunity provides an exceptional growth opportunity for the successful applicant, to work collaboratively to develop a network of contacts, manage complex and challenging projects, and to be involved in technically rewarding projects and innovative mitigation solutions for a variety of project types.
For more information on the services and technical excellence of Natural Resource Solutions Inc., please visit www.nrsi.on.ca.
Please forward your application to email@example.com by March 31, 2020, quoting Project Manager (Calgary) in your application. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted, at which point references and/or samples of writing may be requested.
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