2018-09-27

Water Resources / Permitting Specialist
Job Opportunity at The Eastman Group

Posted on Sep 27

http://www.eastmangroupllc.net    225-751-8283

Location: Denver, CO
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4160607

The Permitting Specialist will be joining a stable firm, and a team that supports an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for growth that allows staff to support our growth in the municipal and federal water resources markets.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Collect, organize, and maintain data; assist in conducting water supply and demand, climatic, economic, or demographic studies

Perform data manipulation and statistical analyses, such as analyzing potential impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Be involved in the planning, permitting, design, and construction phases of water resource and mitigation projects, which include new construction or rehabilitation of existing infrastructure, storage dams and reservoirs, pumping facilities, water conveyance systems, stream restoration, facilities for fish and wildlife restoration improvements

Assist in reviewing legislation, regulations, and ordinances to develop permitting successful strategies

Support Project Managers with the management of project scope, schedule, and budget

Support proposal development and development of internal technical resources
 
Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in physical science, environmental science, engineering, or a closely related field

5-7 years of relevant professional experience working on projects that involve NEPA compliance and permitting

Knowledge of NEPA process requirements and implementation

Experience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects

Ability to periodically travel to field sites

Knowledge of pertinent environmental regulations (Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, Sections 7 and 10 of the Endangered Species Act, Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act, local 1041 permitting, etc.)

Knowledge of integrated water resource planning, including water rights and water quality regulations in Colorado a plus

Familiar with the USACE Regulatory and Civil Works programs a plus

Strong business/client orientation

Ability to perform critical thinking skills that involve the input and task management of numerous environmental and human resources including regulatory reviews and preparation of local, state and federal permit applications, resource analysis, agency consultation, and public outreach

Must be able to research and interpret federal, state and local regulations on a project-specific basis to assess project permitting feasibility and requirements, and interface with regulatory agencies
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