Senior Project Manager


FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation, 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


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