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J.S. Held LLC Project Manager (Capital Projects Experience Required) in Colonie, New York

The Company

Are you looking to join an organization that is growing and dynamic? What about a high-energy, collaborative environment that rewards hard work?

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

The Team and Job Summary

JS Held is hiring for a Project Manager to join its team within the Environmental Health and Safety practice. This position will focus on energy and infrastructure projects with the overall responsibility of performing initial environmental due diligence, impact assessment and project permitting. This role will be supported by a team of environmental professionals that have expert skills to complete the overall scopes of work. The position will require an understanding of the complexities for derisking capital projects and will require a broad knowledge base from which to draw experience. This role requires a strong understanding and historical project background within New York’s 94-C program for renewable energy development.

The successful candidate must be capable of managing varying priorities to provide high-quality project deliverables completed on time and within budget. The candidate will need to demonstrate initiative and critical thinking to customize work approaches, present information, and issue resolutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a seasoned environmental professional, that is looking to advance their career within an emerging global consulting firm. This is a full-time salaried role.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages complex projects, either single or multi-site

  • Collaborates with the management team on staffing requirements and provides leadership on multiple projects concurrently

  • Acts as client point of contact for each project

  • Leads an inter-disciplinary team that will support and assist with each program or scope of work

  • Writes technical proposals and detailed scopes of work

  • Prepares and submits budget requirements to complete tasks

  • Performs QA/QC on project reports submitted for review as part of a review team

  • Prepares studies and reports following standard formats and procedures

  • Cultivates relationships with existing clients.

  • Leads strategic meetings with regulatory agencies to address regulatory and/or legislative requirements

  • Contributes technical, subject matter or project management expertise on deliverables

  • Builds and maintains a highly ethical practice and reputation

  • Demonstrates outstanding customer relationship management skills

  • Travels to project sites during certain phases of project execution

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Science, Geology or Engineering

  • Must understand and have a strong history running programs within the 94-C framework for New York

  • 5-10 years of environmental impact assessment, due diligence and natural resources permitting experience within US based capital projects

  • The ideal person for this role will need to not only have a strong grasp of environmental consulting but also be flexible and a strategic thinker able to take on a variety of tasks

  • Strong experience with federal, state, and local permitting within the United States.

  • Working experience in MS Office Suite software.

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare concise and accurate technical documents.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative member of a project team.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Good business judgement skills and teamwork oriented

  • Strong financial management skills to keep projects on budget

    Physical and Mental Job Qualifications

  • Ability to travel as needed

    Some of the Benefits We Have Include

    J.S. Held understands all our employees are people and sometimes life needs flexibility. We work to always provide an environment that best supports and suits our team’s needs.

  • Our flexible work environment allows employees to work remotely, when needed

  • Flexible Time Off policy

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401k Match

  • Commuter Benefit

    A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $90,000 - $120,000. Any offered salary range is based on a wide array of factors including but not limited to skillset, experience, training, location, scope of role, management responsibility, etc.

    Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    EEO and Job Accommodations

    We embrace diversity and our commitment to building a team and environment that fosters professional and personal enrichment is unwavering. We are greater when we are equal!

    J.S. Held is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request for a reasonable accommodation, please email and include “Applicant Accommodation” within the subject line with your request and contact information.



Technical Services : EH&S : Energy and Environmental Advisory

Employment Type

Full Time