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Director of Environmental and Technical Services - Virginia

Virginia, USA

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About the Role

Are you ready to embark on an inspiring professional journey of career growth and leadership? Blackwater is in search of an experienced environmental professional to expand our presence in Virginia -- someone who greets challenges and opportunities with confidence and a collaborative spirit! By embracing this leadership role, you’ll not only advance your career but also contribute to the overall growth and success of a dynamic company. From building an outstanding team to forging partnerships, this position is more than a job; it’s an opportunity for an exciting new career path!

• Serve as Leader of Blackwater’s Environmental Business Unit in Virginia
• Perform business development in Virginia including seeking business opportunities, assisting with proposal development, leading marketing meetings, attending industry events and conferences on behalf of the company
• Make critical decisions in the best interest of the company with limited guidance from leadership while ensuring visibility into those decisions
• Develop and maintain relationships with Virginia clients through regular and consistent communication
• Manage Virginia based contracts including cost proposal development, progress report review, and tracking spending
• Assist with recruiting new hires in Virginia
• Responsible for supervising environmental staff in Virginia
• Track employee performance and conduct annual performance reviews
• Develop and maintain relationships with clients through regular and consistent communication
• Oversee and/or prepare environmental (NEPA) documentation including CE, EA, EIS
• Oversee and/or prepare technical environmental studies such as CEA, ICE, noise, air, etc.
• Lead/manage the environmental review process for Virginia transportation projects
• Interpret existing and new environmental related regulations, policies, guidance and law

Starting Salary Range: $130,000 to $175,000 annually

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

To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Julie Newman, Human Resources Manager (


Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field

  • Master’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field (*degree can be substituted for having 18+ years of practical, relevant experience)

  • 10+ years of practical experience in environmental planning to include expertise in a technical specialty area such as noise, air quality, natural resources, cultural resources, community effects, hazardous materials, or indirect and cumulative effects

  • 5+ years working with the Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia resource agencies

  • 5+ years of supervisory experience overseeing and directing the work of other staff

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work independently

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks to maintain schedules and workflow

  • Ability to multitask at a high level under tight timeframes

  • Experience managing contracts, budgets, and schedules

  • Solid understanding of environmental regulations and guidance such as NEPA, Section 4(f), Section 106, Section 404, Section 7, and Environmental Justice

  • Extensive experience preparing NEPA documents for transportation projects or energy projects and managing the environmental review process

  • Extensive experience coordinating with regulatory and resource agencies to facilitate environmental reviews

  • Proven success conducting business development and marketing of company services

About the Company

Blackwater Environmental Group, a small but growing woman-owned environmental consulting firm located in Baltimore County, MD, provides environmental planning services focused within the transportation and utility industries. At Blackwater, you will enjoy a flexible, friendly work culture. We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience as well as a benefits package including health, dental, vision, and company paid short-term disability and life insurance paid time off, and a 401(k) retirement plan with company matching. Blackwater also offers professional development including certifications, advanced education courses, and training.

Blackwater Environmental Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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