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Principal Project Manager, Permitting (Mid-Senior Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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ERM is seeking a dynamic Principal Permitting Specialist and Project Manager to join our team in Minneapolis, MN. At ERM, you will contribute your leadership experience, client relationships, and technical skills to support the growth of our business. This position will focus on building client relationships and managing project delivery for impact assessment and environmental permitting tasks for capital projects, primarily in the oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors. Client and projects are fast-paced, geographically diverse, and challenging. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional looking to advance their career with a global sustainability leader.


  • Expand ERMs profile and market share through your existing client relationships, building and deepening ERMs existing relationships, and delivering high quality, and reliable service.
  • Manage complex projects, establishing and managing project budgets and schedules, assuring safe work execution, quality assurance, progress reporting, and team leadership.
  • Manage the preparation of permit applications where required by federal, state, or local environmental regulatory authorities for energy/industrial facility development, expansion, maintenance, or decommissioning.
  • Lead agency consultations, project meetings, and client communications.
  • Travel up to 20% of the time, for agency meetings, project team meetings, or to conduct site visits, or environmental training.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships and mentoring other ERM employees.
  • Be responsive and available to clients.
  • Manage varying priorities and lead multiple tasks on concurrent projects and meet project deadlines.
  • Understand and follow internal procedures and contractual obligations to ERMs clients and suppliers.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in environmental studies, planning, geography, civil or environmental engineering or related natural resources science or natural history field of study.
  • 10 years of consulting or applicable experience with capital project development, especially with impact assessment and multi-media permitting.
  • Experience with federal, state, and local permitting is required.
  • Working knowledge of key regulations, including National Environment Policy Act, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite software.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project teams and delivery.
  • Proven client relationship skills.
  • Keen attention to detail, data management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to assess risk, anticipate issue, make tactical and strategic decisions
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, which includes being comfortable and effective at communicating complex technical knowledge and concepts to other staff, clients, regulatory agencies, and project stakeholders.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the worlds leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our boots to boardroom approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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