Full-Time Environmental Project Manager I
Galileo Project, LLC provides project management assistance and coordination (PMAC) to federal, state, and local agencies on environmental permitting, planning, and construction projects. These projects include renewable energy, transmission, pipelines, and planning efforts among others. We provide services primarily to government agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, National Park Service, and others. Unlike traditional environmental firms who focus on providing products, Galileo’s primary focus is assisting with the process. We are deeply service-oriented and, with our assistance, project teams have more time to focus on technical tasks, strategic thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Galileo’s multi-disciplinary activities provide a significant advantage in project development from inception through final construction.
Galileo is a woman-owned small business with offices in Tempe, Arizona and Marietta, Georgia. This job posting is for a full-time, salary position in the Tempe, Arizona office. Additional information may be found on Galileo’s website at www.galileoaz.com.
This position’s responsibilities include managing the scope, schedule, and budget of various projects, under the direction of a company principle. Project Managers are expected to organize project assignments to ensure project tasks are completed on time and within budget. They should develop strong client relationships, both internal and external to the project team, to enhance project performance. Experience with managing internal teams as well as larger multi-disciplinary project teams is a requirement. This position works primarily with the National Environmental Policy Act process; however, other statutes frequently worked with include the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act amongst others. Ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of these statutes. Project managers at Galileo are focused primarily on providing a service to aid in the project’s process; as such the tasks may be more administrative in nature than technical.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
- Manage project scope, schedule, budget, and coordination of project teams in addition to direct client communications
- Prepare official correspondence, reports, project plans, and project specifications including cost estimates and budgets
- Participate in proposal development and support with general marketing and business development activities
- Manage QA/QC of project documents including meeting notes, briefing documents, etc.
- Review of technical documents created by clients, government agencies, and other contractors
- Coordinate multiple projects and interface with clients, government agencies, and other contractors
- Work as part of a project team and coordinate activities with clients, government agencies, and other contractors
- Schedule, coordinate, and lead interdisciplinary meetings
- Document and track project decisions and action items
- Assist with preliminary determinations of documents for response to FOIAs or legal challenges
- Prepare and modify project documents including correspondence, reports, plans, memos, and emails
- Prepare written responses to routine inquiries
- Provide assistance with logistics of public, tribal, and agency meetings
- Coordinate meetings and field trips and draft correspondence and documents related to the National Historic Preservation Act
- Coordinate information relevant to project assignments from multiple sources
- Interact with project clients on a direct daily basis
Capabilities and Credentials
- Strong problem-solving abilities and aptitude
- Ability to effectively communicate with other technical professionals, clients, and agency representatives
- Ability to present technical information, both written and orally, in a concise and professional manner
- Strong technical writing and editing skills
- High business acumen and an understanding of personal and project metrics
- Possess superior organization skills, good logic, strong attention to detail, and analytical skills
- Strong commitment to personal and professional growth, continued learning, and the growth of Galileo Project
- Proficient with technology, including Microsoft Office and Adobe software
- Strong familiarity with online meeting platforms including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.
- Flexible team player who is willing and able to work on a wide variety of tasks
- Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
- Commitment to excellence, high quality work, and profitable execution
- Passion for client engagement, superior service, and continued business development
Education and Experience
- Preferred bachelor’s degree in project management, environmental resources, public policy, or related area and at a minimum of 5 years relevant environmental project experience
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- Minimum 10 years relevant environmental project experience, including the coordination and management of projects
- Customer service experience
- Experience working with/within federal agencies is preferred
- Working knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Experience working on complex, long-term projects
This position involves a typical office environment working with computers and at a desk for long periods of time. Some travel may be required periodically, depending on project needs.
This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required of the employee. Other activities, duties, or responsibilities may be assigned or changed at any time dependent upon project and company needs.
Compensation and Benefits:
Galileo is an expanding firm with considerable growth opportunities. This is a salary position with compensation dependent upon work history and demonstrable skill set. Galileo offers a generous benefits package including health insurance, 401k, and paid vacation and sick leave.
- Health insurance is available at the beginning of the month following 60 days of employment.
- Vacation and sick leave are available after 90 days of employment.
- 401k participation is available at the beginning of the month following 180 days of employment.