Ecological Services Manager

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking a versatile, team-oriented Ecological Services Manager to join EDR’s Environmental Services Group in our Syracuse, Rochester, or Albany office. Candidates to be considered will have at least 10 years of experience conducting and managing all aspects of natural resource-based field studies (e.g., wetland and stream delineations, invasive species surveys, threatened and endangered species surveys, habitat assessments, etc.).  Such experience will include proactively tracking and scheduling all field work and associated deliverables, coordinating on-site surveys, reviewing the completeness and accuracy of field-collected data, overseeing the preparation of baseline reports, conducting site visits with agency personnel to review/confirm results of surveys in multiple regions/districts in New York State (e.g., jurisdictional determinations), overseeing the preparation of permit applications, responding to agency requests for additional information, and facilitating the issuance of necessary permits. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, and be able to mentor junior staff, lead/participate in strategic problem-solving efforts, facilitate efficient scheduling, and maintain/expand on strong client and agency relationships.  The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate substantive experience and an in-depth knowledge of multiple regulatory processes such as Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and Article VII and Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law. Requires a minimum BS/BA degree in environmental science, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in permitting and licensing renewable energy (solar/wind) generation and energy transmission projects, and relevant professional certifications (e.g., wildlife biology, wetland scientist).


EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business since 1979, and we are proud to be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year! Our staff is a diverse group of professionals that includes environmental analysts, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and engineers.  We strive to help our clients address complex land use challenges in a manner that accomplishes their goals while also improving the environment in which we live.  Come join our team, work on interesting and challenging projects, and collaborate with our talented group!


To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to [email protected] or in writing to: Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C., Human Resources, 217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000, Syracuse, New York 13202