Senior Environmental Scientist

Job ID
US-CO-Glenwood Springs

Job Description

Job Title:  Senior Environmental Scientist-Team Leader

Client:       SGM Engineering

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO







SGM is a civil engineering firm that has been serving Colorado communities for several decades.  We work on projects that affect lives, and deliver a small-firm, personalized service.  We are seeking a motivated, resourceful, creative, and enthusiastic professional to manage marketing activities for the company.


Why work for SGM?

At SGM, we are a company that believes in fostering personal growth, encourages collaboration, and offers merits for a job well done.  We offer a competitive pay scale, vacation time, health care coverage, and other reward programs to our staff!


What will you be doing?

The Team Leader is responsible for the overall financial performance and business development of the team and serves as the lead project manager for large or complex projects.  This role includes client service, business development, personnel and financial management of the Environment Services team, as well as management of teams work products, ensuring high quality deliverables within the budget and on schedule.



  • Serves as lead scientist on complex projects, and provides high-level design as needed for all core service areas of the team.
  • Serves as the project manager for large or complex projects.
  • Establishes QA/QC review standards, assigns review responsibilities, and ensures uniform review of the teams deliverables.
  • Manages the team financials for profit and communicates with team members regarding team and individual financial metrics and performance.
  • Ensures high client service orientation through regular and effective communication with internal and external clients.
  • Communicates regularly with team members about firm initiatives.
  • Regularly meets with office leaders and business partners in workforce planning initiatives. Participates in workforce planning, including assessing job applicants and conducting interviews.   
  • Oversees marketing efforts for repeat clients and local opportunities for the team. This includes client strategy, proposal process, interviewing, and selection efforts.
  • Completes technical assessment and reporting for select projects as time and availability allows, with an emphasis on technical services within the Roaring Fork and Eagle River Valleys.



  • Bachelor of Science AND Master of Science
  • 15-30 years of similar work experience
  • 15 years of experience in the consulting industry
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience supervising technical personnel.
  • Proven track record in meeting and exceeding client expectations through excellent project management and staffing
  • Successful experience in marketing and developing business to build and maintain a strong workload for the team.
  • Ability to attract, develop, and retain talented staff who deliver results.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills relevant to proposal development and technical deliverables.
  • Industry knowledge through participation in professional organizations.


Specific Technical Knowledge:

  • 15 years of experience in Wetland Science, including delineations and Section 404 permitting.
  • 15 years of experience in diverse NEPA assessment, with a focus on ESA compliance, biological resource impact assessments, and multi-agency coordination of qualifications.
  • Extensive experience completing Section 404 Clean Water Act permits including Nationwide, Regional, and Individual permit Applications. Experience in working with the US Army Corps of Engineers Colorado West Regulatory staff preferred.
  • Experience in conducting Threatened and Endangered Species reviews, prepare Biological Assessments/Biological Evaluations to meet federal agency requirements, and coordinate consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Experience in preparing written wetland mitigation site plans and assist in mitigation site design and development.
  • Experience developing project scope for services and work hour estimates.
  • Experience in providing project management activities including the direct participation in and oversight of project teams responsible for environmental site assessment, wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species habitat assessment, field surveys, NEPA documentation, environmental report/permit development, constraint mapping, and public involvement support.
  • Demonstrated experience completing local land use impact reviews, with a focus on central Colorado counties.
  • Experience with wildlife impact assessments, wildfire hazard assessments, and a water protection standard compliance is a key factor in consideration of qualifications.


Pay is $111K-142,600K/year

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