Position:

Project Manager

The Project Manager oversees and manages the development of land management plans, design of restoration projects and the implementation of projects during the design phase. S/he works closely with the Director of Design to carry out the goals and priorities of the client and company in the permitting and design phases, and manages the transition through to the construction phase, collaborating with the Director of Client Services, the Director of Operations and the Production Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Apply a high level of technical expertise in ecological restoration and environmental permitting to ensure that WED consistently produces the highest quality of work. This includes performing all work in a manner that is based on current scientific findings, scientifically-defensible arguments, and techniques related to professional land management and ecological restoration;
  • Work with the Director of Design and Director of Client Services to develop design plans and project strategies within the parameters of the consulting contracts;
  • Serve as the lead in the preparation of design documents for permit applications. This includes conducting field assessments and reviewing site analyses;
  • Maintain regular communications with clients as well as design team members (both WED and 3rd party design team and implementation members) while responding to client inquiries and other needs;
  • Lead presentations on behalf of clients and in collaboration with the project team at regulatory review meetings (primarily local-level Conservation Commission public hearings) for the purpose of discussing the technical aspects, ecological benefits and services, implementation approach and regulatory compliance of WED-developed projects;
  • Oversee project estimates and proposals prepared by estimating staff and provide regular updates to the Director of Design and Director of Client Services;
  • Directly supervise and delegate work to Restoration Staff in the preparation of land management, restoration plans and related documentation for permitting and construction purposes;
  • Oversee bioengineering design and installation;
  • Lead and collaborate with environmental technicians and crew leaders in various types of active land management activities and/or restoration planting projects;
  • Manage multiple projects in all phases of design and construction;
  • Interact with a range of staff on problem solving and maintain continuous communication with other departments and with Director of Client Services;
  • Conduct site inspections to monitor work progress and environmental compliance in the construction phase;
  • Develop and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with regulatory review agency representatives.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management or related field preferred coupled with two years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in above areas coupled with 3+ years of relevant experience or High School Diploma or GED Certificate and 5+ years of relevant experience. Experience should be in a project manager role, preferably in landscape construction or environmental consulting.
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in presenting projects before regulatory compliance review boards seeking project approvals
  • Familiarity/Experience with Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Regulations, and Policies as well as local wetland protection Bylaws and Regulation and local Conservation Commission project review procedures
  • Familiarity with landscape construction, ecological restoration, and bioengineering construction
  • Knowledge of invasive plant species and control/management techniques and Cape Cod native plant communities
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up, ArcGIS & GPS
  • Microsoft Office proficiency required, Sage or Timberline accounting or client relationship management software experience a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of all phases of the design process (i.e. schematic design, design development, drafting and reviewing construction documentation, and construction, observation and administration)
  • Required Licenses: Valid Driver’s License; Valid DOT Medical Card (to be acquired within 30 days of hire); MA Pesticide Applicator License (to be acquired within 60 days of hire); MA Invasive Plant Certificate (to be acquired within 18 months of hire)
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills
  • Team player with demonstrated relationship-building skills
  • Self-directed with demonstrated time management, strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Work schedules will vary. Candidates must be willing to work schedules during our operating hours, beginning at 8am. Work schedules may also include occasional evenings and weekends. Specific information will be provided during interviews.

Applicants:

Please submit a resume and cover letter which includes position of interest, salary history and expectations, to  p.schiffman@wilkinsonecological.com


Position:

Environmental Technician

The Environmental Technician is responsible for field work, landscape construction, invasive plant management, installation of bioengineering materials, and restoration and establishment of native plant communities. S/he utilizes hand/power tools and equipment for the express purpose of protecting and restoring the integrity and biodiversity of our unique natural ecosystems using safe and effective invasive plant management techniques. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Rake, weed, treat and remove invasive species;
  • Conduct planting of native herbaceous plugs, shrubs and trees; dig holes, prepare organic soil amendments, insert plants, water, fill holes;
  • Haul or spread topsoil, and spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place;
  • Gather and dispose of uprooted vegetative debris;
  • Install biodegradable erosion control materials;
  • Mix and apply herbicides using wiper or spray equipment;
  • Seed and fertilize restoration areas;
  • Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws;
  • Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes;
  • Maintain and perform minor repairs of tools and equipment;
  • Run, maneuver, navigate, or drive vehicles or mechanized devices and equipment, such as passenger vehicles, brush mowers, chain saws or skid steers;
  • Comply with all safety rules, regulations and standards as well as all WED policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Required licenses: Valid Driver’s License; Valid DOT Medical Card (to be acquired within 30 days of hire); MA Pesticide Applicator License (to be acquired within 60 days of hire); Hoisting and Hydraulics License (to be acquired within 60 days of hire)
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • 1+ year of experience in a similar role
  • Experience with/knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, use, repair, and maintenance
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work respectfully as a team with co-workers
  • Timely and dependable attendance
  • Strong communication skills
  • This job will require daily outdoor strenuous activity in a variety of adverse weather conditions year-round. It will have exposure to occupational hazards such as tick-borne illnesses, biting and stinging insects
  • This position is defined as a Safety-Sensitive Position at WED and would be subject to our random drug and alcohol testing program
  • Typical day begins at 6:45am. Overtime may be required and work schedules may include occasional Saturdays during peak season. Job may require periodic overnight travel. Information regarding work schedules will be discussed during interviews.

Applicants:

Please submit a resume and cover letter which includes position of interest, salary history and expectations, to  p.schiffman@wilkinsonecological.com