The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
A wide degree of creativity and latitude will be expected. At Freeman, our business strategy is to be the most proactive Consulting Engineering company in the Connecticut market. Therefore, we expect you to be “Relentlessly Proactive,” and we expect this behavior to permeate every activity. Your primary responsibilities will include managing the Environmental Services department and supporting the Civil Engineering, Geotechnical, Land Surveying, Transportation, and Landscape Architecture departments with project environmental tasks. You will be required to work in conjunction with other multidisciplinary design team members in applying creative design principles and technical standards to enhance all projects. You will be required to make independent decisions on environmental issues and methods based upon practical experience and delivering quality results with a profitable solution. Related responsibilities will include recruiting, mentoring, managing projects, and managing employees; and, establish project utilizations, financial controls, quality control, and setting deliverable standards of work, ensuring that the department reaches its goals and objectives related to productivity, profitability and industry penetration, among other areas.
At times, you may be working in the field and in the office. Your office work will include scheduling field crews, supervising field crews, preparing environmental reports and maps, and other functions required to efficiently run an environmental department. You may be required to lift heavy equipment, operate a motor vehicle and conduct minor construction work to get your job done. A Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) license, a driver’s license and an OSHA 40-hour certification will be required for this position. You may be working on construction sites and in remote locations, which can be very strenuous. You will be required to perform project research, take and review soil, water and air samples, and make accurate recommendations to the environmental conditions of our project site and buildings. Other responsibilities:
Performs duties to manage overall operation of environmental department;
Communicate with team members, client representatives, review agencies and others as appropriate to the project;
Prepare project related correspondence as appropriate;
Visits project sites to review conditions as appropriate;
Manages internal project budget control and manage change orders with client;
Obtaining signed contracts from the client;
Review of pre-bills, management of holds, write-offs and assist in collection of payment from client;
Provide recommendations for hiring, firing and disciplinary matters;
Reviews work performed by field crews, including record research, environmental notes and computations and other historical records.
Conduct environmental due diligence investigations such as Phase 1 ESA, Phase 2 ESA, Phase 3 ESA, remedial action plans and soil management plans;
Demonstrable experience with oversight of field investigations, sampling programs, data assessment and expertise in reporting;
Experience with remedial design, demolition oversight, specification writing and permitting;
Coordinate the preparation of project drawings, exhibits, and calculations with engineers and environmental scientists, designers and technicians;
Prepare project related correspondence as appropriate;
Manage time effectively, organize and work on multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines and client needs.
Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality;
Establish and monitor staff’s performances and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments;
Mentor and develop staffs using a supportive and collaborative approach;
Formulate policies, plan for resource needs, set overall direction and implement strategies;
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations;
Meets weekly with department heads to discuss project activities, schedule, deliverables, operations and problems;
Explore opportunities to add value to the company and job accomplishments;
Guide project delivery so that company policies and procedures, standards and quality assurance are adhered to;
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the status of every project.
Recruit high-caliber personnel from outside sources, college campuses, etc.
Build strong win-win relationships with other departments within Freeman, including accounting, marketing, BD, etc.
Business Development - Build Long Term Relationships
Attend at least one networking event per month;
Attend interviews as required to close new business;
Coordinate publications & promotional materials;
Attend industry, social and non-profit events to build relationships and identify new opportunities;
Build strong win-win relationships with other companies and partners;
Participate in business and community activities as a representative of Freeman Companies;
Maintaining awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards. Stay in tune with any opportunities that the organization can leverage;
Proactively build and sustain relationships with targeted clients;
Initiate new projects with existing clients, engineers and owners;
Proactively communicate with the client team at all times;
Complete all activities with a pride of ownership “as if it was your name on the door”;
Participate in company-wide events, such as meetings, socials, etc;
Ensure company contractual standards are being met prior to performing work; and other duties as assigned