Position:

Associate Project Manager — Landscape Construction & Environmental Consulting

The Associate Project Manager is an introductory project management role whose job responsibilities involve both field and office work related to all aspects of project management, primarily to assist Project Managers and Field Managers. S/he works closely with the Director of Client Services, Director of Design, Project Managers and the Field Managers to carry out the goals and priorities of the client and company from the design phase through permitting and then through all construction and management work. The Associate Project Manager also collaborates with Field Managers, Crew Leaders and other staff to assist in supervision and facilitation of the construction process and is responsible for assuring a consistently safe and healthy work environment for all involved with WED projects under her/his supervision.

Responsibilities

  • Working under the supervision of the Director of Client Services, coordinate with the Project Managers and /or Field Managers to ensure projects are implemented to achieve client goals, meet regulatory requirements, and maintain consistency with WED’s mission statement and guiding principles;
  • Partner with the Field Managers who will be scheduling jobs and assigning construction staff to specific projects to achieve maximum efficiency in a safe environment;
  • Collaborate closely with other PMs, Field Managers and Crew Leaders to maintain regular communications with clients as well as WED team members and 3rd party colleagues while working as a team to respond to client inquiries and other project needs;
  • Assist with project estimates and proposals prepared by estimating staff, which are subject to review by the Director of Design, Director of Client Services and other Project Managers as necessary. Regularly update the Director of Design, Director of Client Services and other Project Managers as necessary regarding project information (e.g., scope, timeframe, budget), proposal development, status updates, regulatory compliance and client satisfaction);
  • Collaborate with Field Managers and other PMs in the preparation and planning of projects to ensure the efficient and productive pre-mobilization, mobilization and de-mobilization of construction projects;
  • Assist WED staff in the management of multiple projects in all phases of design and construction;
  • Conduct site inspections to monitor work progress and environmental compliance in the construction phase;
  • Professionally handle incoming requests from customers and ensure that issues are resolved both promptly and thoroughly, as directed by the Client Services Team;
  • Thoroughly and efficiently gather customer and project information and regularly update the CRM system as appropriate;
  • Provide quality service and support in a variety of areas including scheduling, billing, etc.;
  • Continuously evaluate and identify opportunities to drive process improvements that positively impact the customer’s experience;
  • Provide administrative/CRM support to the Client Services Team;
  • Develop and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with regulatory review agency representatives;
  • Formally notify regulatory agencies and design team members prior to the commencement of construction activities and provide regular updates during the construction process;
  • Maintain regular project documentation including within Sage CRM program and in all incident reports and safety logs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Landscape Architecture or related field preferred coupled with 2+ years of relevant experience OR High School Diploma OR GED Certificate and 4+ years of relevant experience. Experience should be in a project management role in landscape construction or environmental consulting.
  • 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 Cape Cod native plant communities
  • Knowledge of invasive plant species and control/management techniques
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to review and comprehend construction plans and details
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to provide leadership and work respectfully as a team with co-workers
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strategic thinking, planning and time management skills
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of adverse weather conditions year-round
  • Ability to lift material and/or packages weighing up to approximately 50 pounds
  • This job will have exposure to occupational hazards such as tick-borne illnesses, biting and stinging insects, and strenuous outdoor activity in a variety of adverse weather conditions
  • This position is defined as a Safety-Sensitive Position at WED and would be subject to our random drug and alcohol testing program

Applicants

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


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 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 to p.schiffman@wilkinsonecological.com