About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants has an immediate opening for an Staff Compliance Specialist to support a variety of energy infrastructure-related projects in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. We are actively expanding our team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work, utilizing sound science and creative solutions. The position also includes opportunities for staff management, including staff development, supervision, and training. Project work may include Federal land management, oil and gas development, transportation, water resources, renewable energy, transmission/pipelines, mining, habitat restoration, wildfire monitoring, and watershed studies. The position may include up to 30% travel though this is primarily an office-based position. If you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services, this is a great opportunity for you!
This is a full-time, hourly, regular (with benefits) position that can located in our Sheridan, WY or Bismarck, MT position or be remote.
Candidates with additional compliance technical (e.g., SWPPPs) and/or project management experience are also encouraged to apply since SWCA has those needs as well.
What you will accomplish
- Lead or assist in ensuring compliance with environmental regulations for Oil & Gas, Transmission, Generation, and Renewable Energy related construction activities
- Assist with conducting a variety of natural resources field studies, including threatened/endangered species assessments, wetland delineations, soils/reclamation, and avian/wildlife surveys
- Conduct fieldwork, review field data, and compose technical reports and permit applications related to Clean Water Act (such as Stormwater Pollution Prevention), Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other resource planning/permitting, and/or natural resource disciplines
- Prepare written deliverables related to project work under the supervision of senior staff
- Complete routine stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) and reclamation inspections for ongoing construction compliance in accordance with approved permits and applicable state and federal regulations across Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
- Provide recommendations of best management practices (BMPs), erosion control device (ECDs) implementation, and environmental exclusion areas during construction.
- Use topographic maps, GPS equipment aerial photographs, and other map tools in the field for data collection.
- Complete individual tasks of medium complexity or duration with oversight
- Oversee a crew or work independently on standard tasks, under the direction of a Project Manager
- Coordinate field crew mobilization, track field crew progress, and complete initial QA/QC of field data.
- Perform basic data synthesis and analysis
- Apply broad knowledge of regulations or guidelines to job
- Train junior staff
- Communicate with client or agency as directed by Project Manager
- Help adapt methodologies for project efficiency
- Oversee the implementation of the safety plan in the field.
Experience and qualifications for success
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Science, Ecology, or related field.
- Between one and two years of relevant industry experience after university.
- Computer skills with demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams.
- complete field inspections on energy infrastructure projects including, but not limited to: oil & gas pipelines, renewable energy facilities and electric utility infrastructure.
- Able to operate 4WD vehicles, UTVs and ATVs.
- Must have a clean driving record and pass a background check.
Please note that an absence of one or more of these skills is not critical, as long as you demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills.
- Experience in environmental compliance inspection of industrial facilities, oil and gas/pipeline, renewable energy, and/or transmission projects.
- Experience working with government agencies including, but not limited to, the US Army Corp of Engineers, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Bureau of Land Management and State environmental departments such as Montana Department of Environment Quality.
- Technical experience with stormwater inspections and management as a registered stormwater inspector (RSI) with a widely recognized certification (CISEC, CESSWI, or other).
- Familiar with soil erosion control and BMP installation and maintenance.
- Previous experience with water quality, hydrology, and/or water resource-related skills.
- Experience in/environmental fieldwork with emphasis to linear projects
- Familiarity with mapping software such as ArcGIS and GPS devices.
- Excellent communication, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills with the ability to represent the company in a professional manner.
- Willing and able to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather and over rugged terrain.
- Must be able to move heavy objects up to 50 lbs and learn to operate various equipment.
- Travel will be required for the position, with field work sometimes reaching 30% of your time, but will vary depending on project needs.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.
An employee in this Sheridan, WY - based position can expect a hourly rate of $26.00/hour to $33.00/hour. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA’s Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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