At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Primary Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serving as technical lead and/or project manager to support HDR’s clients with baseline environmental and regulatory compliance for marine resources, including:
    • offering and executing strategic advice around meeting environmental regulatory requirements;
    • leading marine baseline studies,
    • preparing documents and acquiring or modifying permits or relevant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other U.S. environmental regulation affecting marine or terrestrial wildlife.
    • developing project scopes of work, schedules, and cost estimates and managing projects’ financial key performance indicators to complete work on schedule and within budget, and
    • interfacing with clients, regulatory agencies, and/or other environmental consultants to grow and maintain relationships, identify business opportunities, understand critical path issues, and foster teaming partnerships
  • Supporting business development by working with local and national marketing staff to identify and pursue new project opportunities.

Work will be conducted independently as well as on teams. This is a full-time regular position based in our Anchorage, Alaska office.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in environmental science or related field
  • Experience in environmental permit application preparation and negotiation with the following:
    • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizations
    • NMFS and USFWS Endangered Species Act consultations
    • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document preparation
  • Experience in marine mammal environmental baseline studies and/or monitoring
  • Effective leader with ability to build and work as part of diverse teams including technical experts, regulatory specialists, engineering staff, construction contractors, and client and agency representatives
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • A self-starter with an entrepreneurial, strategic, and client-focus approach
  • Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving and research abilities
  • A commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture
  • A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree (master’s or PhD) in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field
  • 15 years of professional experience in environmental science or related field
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in environmental project management including developing and executing project scope, schedule, and budgets and managing project risk
  • Experience in business development and marketing
  • Previous consulting industry experience
  • Familiarity with Alaska regulatory environment, Alaska markets, and public and private client groups