Ecological Project Manager/Principal

Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
Ecological Services


At Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), every member of our team has a personal stake in ensuring success.  As employee-owners, we strive to build lasting personal business relationships by delivering a higher level of service through our focus on the client experience and employee satisfaction.  We put people first, whether that’s our clients, our employees, or our community.  It’s why we listen more and work harder to understand the needs of our clients.   We prioritize professional development for every individual on our team.  We strive to bring together a diverse team of talented, passionate, multidisciplinary experts to deliver integrated project services and provide innovative solutions for our clients.


Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is seeking a Senior Ecological Professional for our established Ecological Practice in the Charlotte office. Companywide, the Ecological Practice provides approximately 15% of our annual revenues, making it an essential part of the integrated services that we offer to our clients. CEC’s Ecological Practice distinguishes itself from the service offerings of other firms because of the breadth of our technical expertise that includes: wetland and stream assessments, delineations, and mitigation; Section 401/404 permitting; endangered species surveys, including bats and plants; Endangered Species Act strategy and compliance, natural stream channel design and restoration; invasive plant control; bio-retention and wetland treatment systems; and habitat assessments. You will also be responsible for developing business for CEC through utilization of your existing network and internal CEC resources. You’ll collaborate with staff ecologists and lead projects. You'll work with clients, contractors, and local government officials, you will impact the whole project - from conceptual and design phases, through the regulatory review process, bidding, and construction.


  • B.S./M.S. degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or related technical field;
  •  Local and national contacts and the ability to develop and market to new and existing clients;
  • 15+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, threatened and endangered species consultation, water and sediment quality, or environmental permitting and reporting;
  • Demonstrated client development and management experience to assist in expanding the delivery of our services to the public sector, energy, solid waste, manufacturing, mining, and real estate markets;
  • Skills to plan, organize and oversee biological and ecological projects for diverse market sectors;
  • Ability to manage multiple activities, technical professionals and targeted client base;
  • Knowledge of Section 401, 402, 404 Federal Clean Water Act Regulations;
  • Experience working with state and federal regulators and demonstrated understanding of regulations from agencies such as EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service;
  • Writing skills and preparation of technical reports;
  • Ability to provide senior technical expertise and mentoring to staff and managers in the ecological practice;
  • Demonstrated experience managing FERC 7c projects is preferred, but not required.

About Us

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is consistently ranked as an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Design Firm, offering big firm opportunities with a small firm culture.  Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide you with the opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in our success.  You will work on diverse projects while providing high quality service to our clients. 


In addition to offering company stock at all levels, we provide a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus for all employees, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability and tuition assistance.  Join our team where your contribution matters.

CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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