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Principal Environmental Consultant - Houston

SUMMARY 

Responsible for the financial and technical performance of the office, including business development, client service, and employee development.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Develop and revise as necessary the annual business plan, operating plan, and revenue and profit goals for the office.

2.  Provide weekly updates on projected office revenue and utilization.

3. Approve timesheets, coordinate scheduling, approve expenses, interact with regional director to ensure goals are met.

4.  Develop and teach regulatory courses and seminars.

5.  Prepare and present technical papers at conferences.

6.  Identify staffing needs and training opportunities.

7.  Conduct performance reviews.

8.  Manage day-to-day sales activities and project execution.

9.  Serve as main liaison to corporate office.

10.Develop and execute plan to improve or eliminate unsatisfactory performers.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 2-30 employees in all areas of corresponding staff.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Also directly supervises 1-5 non-supervisory employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental/Civil Engineering, and/or related Atmospheric/Environmental Science from four-year college or university or foreign equivalent.

 

Must have computer literacy, including basic programming, word processing, spreadsheet skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Office software package.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of radiation, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Visits to client sites, conducting inspections, audits, and due diligence at facilities, and overseeing site activities such as testing or construction are also affected by environmental conditions. 

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