Environmental Project Director (Water)

ICF International

Seattle, WA, United States 🇺🇸

About ICF International
ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Key markets and practices include environmental planning and policy development, impact and risk assessment, evaluation and compliance, and restoration and conservation. ICF works at the center of environmental and sustainable programs, helping clients consider the impact of economics, health, policy, culture, and climate on the world’s ecosystem. To explore global career opportunities in ICF’s environment and climate programs, visit www.icf.com/careers.
ICF is currently seeking an Environmental Project Director to be based in our Seattle, WA office.
Job Description
The Environmental Project Director will primarily be responsible for marketing and business development with local, state, and federal government and private industry clients in the Pacific Northwest, particularly the Greater Seattle area in the Water Sector. This person will also provide technical leadership and strategic management of projects in the Pacific Northwest including environmental documentation and permitting services in support of proposed client planning and activities.
Key Responsibilities
  • As a proven leader in business development, you will serve as the lead marketing contact internally and externally, participate in long-range and strategic business planning efforts, and support regional and company-wide initiatives for local, state, and federal government and planning services. This should include but not be limited to work with WSDOT and Sound Transit. Other desirable client contacts include the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority, King County Flood Control District, and the Bonneville Power Administration. Maintain a current portfolio of clients/business along with a billable utilization target. Responsible for cross-selling and increasing business from current regional accounts under management.
  • As a SEPA and/or NEPA technical leader, you will provide support in project planning and strategy, including general oversight and planning, project management, peer review, assisting staff in problem solving and final review of work products in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
  • As a strategic manager, you will coordinate with select clients, resource agencies, environmental and technical staff to manage and prepare environmental documents. You will oversee all aspects of a project including client contact, budget control, invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, public interest facilitation, technical approach, and subcontractor involvement. You will perform final review of all documents, reports, presentation, technical memoranda, and other work products with a focus on regulatory compliance, technical adequacy, and client service. 


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in hydrology, environmental planning, environmental science, natural resource management, biology, ecology, transportation, or related field. A Master’s degree in one of the above or related fields is preferred.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of professional, related experience managing or directing environmental compliance/permitting work in the Pacific Northwest region.
  • Demonstrated success in business development and marketing.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of SEPA, NEPA, and other environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act [ESA], Clean Water Act [CWA], Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife [WDFW], and Washington’s Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application [JARPA] process).
  • Demonstrated comfort level with environmental planning and policy work.
  • Ability to write clear and concise proposals and technical sections for environmental analyses and related business development efforts.

Professional Skills

  • Strong leadership, analytical, and people skills.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills are mandatory.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icfi.com.