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Senior Project Manager


FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation, is focused on improving the world we live in by advancing sustainable practices globally. It's our goal to improve the lives of all people we work with, whether they are clients, partners or colleagues. By joining FCS, you will work with highly skilled, technical teams that are dedicated to doing what it takes to meet our clients' needs. FCS is focused on advancing the skills and experiences of our staff and has opportunities that expand the globe.

FirstCarbon Solutions is searching for an experienced Senior Project Manager (Sr. PM) to join our Southern California team. The strong candidate shall have a minimum of 7 years of experience in environmental compliance and analysis, a proven history of managing large regulatory compliance programs/projects (>1M in revenue), expertise in business development and client relations, and leadership and supervisory experience. Prior experience in the oil and gas sector is desired.



  • Manage administration of clients and sub consultant contracts, project budgets, and billings
  • Prepare project invoices and monitor accounts receivables in a timely and effective manner
  • Provide input for long-range financial planning (i.e., 3- to 6-month workload projections)
  • Review contractual terms and identify potential conflicts
  • Review and approve project sub consultant invoices

Personnel Supervision/Development/Training

  • Plan, organize, schedule, assign, coordinate, and direct the activities of project staff
  • Participate in staff training programs. Review research and written materials submitted from staff and suggest improvements
  • Keep abreast of recent legislative, administrative, and judicial interpretations of related environmental statutes and ensure that staff is well informed of changes
  • Identify the need for technical and production staff assistance for projects and assign staff accordingly

Technical/Quality Assurance

  • Establish and maintain a high level of communication directly with the client and subconsultants
  • Conduct project initiation meetings for team members to explain the proposed project, project issues, sensitive concerns, and format for environmental documents
  • Conduct and participate in public and private sector project meetings, including making presentations to the public during scoping, community meetings, and public hearings
  • Establish task budgets and time schedules and coordinate with the overall project
  • Review staff research and written material for content, conciseness, and completeness. Review subconsultant work for comprehensive and completeness
  • Conduct research and prepare technical sections for environmental documents


  • Coordinate and prepare proposal and qualification packages with the Marketing Department
  • Develop project opportunities through proactive marketing of the firm
  • Prepare fee, schedule, and scope of work for proposals. Provide opportunities to maximize profitability
  • Identify project subconsultants and coordinate their input for proposals and qualifications
  • Assist marketing efforts by providing complete project descriptions on current projects, and updating resume as needed

Education, Knowledge, and Skills

Minimum requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Planning, Geography, or related field
  • 7 years professional experience in the environmental and/or planning field
  • Business Development experience with strong client relations skills
  • 2+ Experience managing large scale projects/programs (>$1M in revenue)

A thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the environmental consulting industry, including:

  • CEQA and/or NEPA and their processing requirements
  • Managing large Compliance Programs
  • Project management techniques
  • Marketing and proposal preparation
  • Financial management principles and practices


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Plan, organize, assign, and coordinate the activities of technical and support staff and subconsultants on assigned projects
  • Supervise and efficiently edit technical staff’s written materials to provide constructive feedback
  • Proactively and efficiently manage multiple projects
  • Communicate effectively through written and oral methods
  • Promote teamwork through interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software applications, especially Word and Excel; as well as Internet usage

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Prior Experience with the Oil and Gas Sector
  • Prior Supervisory Experience
  • Experience with environmental compliance programs

How to apply:

Please email your resume with cover letter to with "Senior Project Manager-US, - Last, First Name" in the subject heading.

FCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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