Are you looking to advance your career in the environmental field? Do you want to work collaboratively with other economists, engineers, and scientists to help regulated companies meet their environmental obligations? Do you want to use your economics, engineering, and science background and project management skills to solve real-world problems in a variety of different industries across the U.S? Do you want to be a part of developing measures or alternatives to reduce environmental effects? If the answer is, “Yes!” then we have an exciting career opportunity for you based in our Sandy Springs, GA office. Who are we? We are Environmental Planning Specialists, a subsidiary of Montrose Environmental Group, the premier environmental services provider.
As Senior Scientist/Economist specializing in Natural Resource Economics at EPS, you will work with an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. You will serve as a Project Manager for multiple projects and clients. Your project team will include engineers and scientists with varying levels of experience and expertise. You’ll be responsible for project scoping and planning, preparing deliverables (e.g., work plans, and reports), analyzing data, and developing natural resource economic and financial models, ecological and human use services valuations, and benefit-cost analyses. You’ll have opportunities to work with Montrose’s multiple business divisions to provide comprehensive services to our clients.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER TO YOU
At Montrose, we’re not just determined to think about a better way forward for environmental services today and down the road—we’re committed to making it a reality. Our Principles guide us: We Value Our People, We Value Our Community, We Value Our Clients, We Value Our Shareholders. We care for the well-being of our people and offer:
- Competitive compensation packages;
- Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage;
- Medical, Dependent Care and Transit Flexible Spending Accounts;
- Company paid Life and Disability Insurance and access to additional voluntary programs;
- 401k with a competitive employer match;
- Progressive vacation policies and company holidays to ensure work/life balance for our people;
- A financial assistance program to help support peers in need;
- Access to telemedicine and employee assistance programs’ and
- Access to best rates in the industry to bring your student loan debt down to size.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
As a Senior Scientist/Economist specializing in Natural Resource Economics, you’ll be responsible for managing multiple projects at various locations across the U.S. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with regulatory agencies and clients. You will be part of a strong team of committed professionals. This role will be responsible for a full range of activities including:
- Provide technical expertise for projects directed at managing client environmental liabilities and land assets
- Leverage ecosystem service valuation methodologies for site remediation (e.g., under CERCLA), oil spill emergency response and planning (e.g., OPA), offshore oil and gas decommissioning, project permitting, land development (e.g., NEPA), mitigation and compensatory restoration, environmental impact assessment (EIA/EIS), and natural resource damage assessments
- Contribute to ecosystem service valuation related projects for both private and public sector for domestic and international clients
- Prepare technical reports outlining recommendations comparing and ranking different management or response alternatives against environmental, socio-economic, safety, and feasibility criteria to maximize the greatest overall benefit
- Prepare work plans, specifications and proposals and assist in business development activities
- Maintain positive and long-term professional working relationships with client contacts, contractors, engineering consultants, and external agencies
- Contribute to ongoing technical knowledge and innovation initiatives
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Exercise safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs
- Participate in Company’s continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts
- Keep up-to-date and current on industry trends by maintaining professional certifications and completing formal training, reviewing professional publications, and attending professional workshops
- Perform other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and responsibilities.
- 5+ years of consulting experience, including environmental project support
- MS, MBA, or PhD in natural resource economics or finance related to environmental issues,
- Experience with ecological and human use service valuation
- Experience with natural resource economic models (BEN, EIO-LCA, HEA, etc.)
- Experience with financial valuation modeling (DCF, NPV, IRR)
- Experience with technical writing and project management experience
- Familiarity with and usage of large economic databases (EVRI, etc.)
- Experience with benefit-cost analysis (Net environmental benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis)
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Knowledge and usage of statistical methods and econometrics
- Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
- Able to work independently, managing multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Solid organization and time management skills
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Ability/willingness to travel
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.
MAKE THE MOVE
Montrose is a leading environmental solutions company focused on supporting commercial and government organizations as they deal with the challenges of today, and prepare for what’s coming tomorrow. With approximately 2,000 employees across over 70 locations around the world, Montrose combines deep local knowledge with an integrated approach to design, engineering, and operations, enabling the Company to respond effectively and efficiently to the unique requirements of each project. From comprehensive air measurement and laboratory services to regulatory compliance, emergency response, permitting, engineering, and remediation, Montrose delivers innovative and practical solutions that keep its clients on top of their immediate needs – and well ahead of the strategic curve.
We are going to be blunt – the way we work may not suit to everyone. Montrose is fast-paced and dynamic. You are your own boss, but you will get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues within Montrose and its service providers. Therefore, if freedom, autonomy, head-scratching professional challenges attract you, we could be the perfect match made in heaven.
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Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Montrose is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment for individuals with disabilities.