Environmental project managers work closely with the project manager on planning, design, and execution of site remediation and facilities engineering environmental projects. They help develop construction drawing, technical specifications, and contract documents for site-civil, geotechnical, and waste management projects. This involve earthwork, utilities, soil, and sediment remediation technologies, as well as land disposal facilities and construction oversight. It is important that environmental project managers have strong leadership skills and are able to work independently. They lead a team and must ensure that work is completed within timelines.
Environmental project managers assist clients in developing strategies and planning designs for facilities. They evaluate field data, perform calculations, and prepare engineering reports for meetings. They are responsible for providing field exploration support for design parameter development, and they work during construction to oversee construction quality assurance. Environmental project managers provide general engineering support on environmental projects related to performed assurance, conformity, and transactional services.
Environmental project managers should have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or geotechnical engineering. Many companies prefer three to five years' experience with AutoCAD and construction management. It is also important to have a solid understanding of U.S. environmental regulations. Candidates must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software and are often required to travel, perhaps for extended periods of time. They will normally work during the day, but during deadlines, they may work nights, weekends, and holidays.
Project Manager, Environmental Tasks
- Often works with teams consisting of environmental scientists, Hydrologists, Geologists, and various Engineers.
- Work involves understanding the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and statistics.
- Oversee the development and implementation of solutions to environmental problems.