Senior Environmental Lead Engineer

Portland, Oregon

Direct Hire

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Job Id: 59282

Senior Environmental Lead Engineer
Our client is looking to add new talent to their growing Portland Environmental team! The Portland office has several key clients and projects and we are seeking a strategic hire to continue the growth and expansion. We are currently seeking a Senior Environmental Lead Engineer to collaborate with highly skilled and experienced professionals on diverse project teams in a dynamic environment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing group and company and get involved in a variety of projects for a diverse range of clients.

This is a full-time position located in their growing Portland, Oregon office.
This position is Hybrid (open to fully remote) but looking for someone local to the Portland area.

The top candidates will be an engineer or a geologist with extensive background in client relationships and business development, work experience in environmental consulting and strong communication / negotiation skills. The job comes with 100% remote work possibility and strong preference will be given to candidates who are already located in Portland, Oregon. Must have Oregon client relationships and work that will come with them. The expectation is for someone to potentially bring in $1 – $2 million in new work each year.

The Successful Candidate will:
Build strong relationships and strategic partnerships with key, target or repeat Environmental clients that have the potential to deliver at least $1M in NSR annually and work to grow the Environmental business with these clients to support growth of the company.
Engage clients in strategic conversation to develop a broad and deep understanding of the client organization and its ecosystem and the current and future challenges it is facing. Mentoring and leadership experience for technical professionals a plus.
Provide valuable strategic input and services based on this understanding with exceptional business and financial acumen (e.g., development/implementation of strategic business/action plan).
Demonstrate strong technical competence in the services required by the client.
Bring wise and masterful communication skills to the relationship-building processes.
Build and maintains a strong bridge between the client and project teams as they serve the client over time.
Ensure instruments of service including project reports and client memoranda address client needs.
Assist with project problem resolution and stewards the client relationship through any difficulties so that it thrives over the long-term and we are sought out to provide services in the future.
Gather information from all staff working with the client to deepen understanding of client needs and issues.
Provide ongoing input to company-wide strategic and systems thinking and planning.

Proven client development experience for large programs/contracts including established contacts in private developer, municipal and state government, and legal sectors.
20+ years of relevant professional services in contaminated site cleanup, federal and state regulatory guidance and expertise, project and team management, and technical expertise.
Consistent track record including successfully managing large strategic projects.
Excellent writing, communication, strategic thinking, and “people” skills.
Advanced knowledge of the local regulatory landscape and proven negotiation skills with federal, state, and local regulators and funders.

Salary range – $120,000.00 – 180,000.00/yr DOE

Our client provides a wide range of benefits to employees who work at least 20 hours per week, including health care, retirement savings plans, paid time off, and more.

*Note that eligibility and cost of benefits can vary depending on the number of regularly scheduled hours, and job status such as regular full-time, regular part-time, seasonal, or temporary employment.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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