Principal Environmental Consultant

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Job Description

Principal Environmental Consultant- Planning, Permitting and Licensing Practice

Location, Philadelphia, PA

TRC Companies, Inc., a pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation.

Position Overview:

Business unit management position to serve as a focal point for environmental planning, resource impact studies and approvals of energy sector projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Job Responsibilities:

TRC is seeking a highly motivated Principal Environmental Consultant to manage our Planning, Permitting, and Licensing team in Philadelphia, PA. We are looking for someone with the ability to effectively lead a multi-disciplinary team toward accomplishing strategic goals who is ideally a seller/doer with a reputation of building and maintaining key client relationships. This position is responsible for profitable growth, mentoring, and managing of an existing multimedia environmental practice consisting of 20+ professionals including wetland/wildlife scientists, project managers, planners, GIS analysts, and air quality permitting engineers working out of a group of offices.

Oversee performance of office and project managers — profitability, budget control, AR/unbilled, proposal review and development, contract approval, and overall business management functions. The individual will be responsible for collaborating with TRC’s national Market Directors to support and expand business lines (e.g., utility/transmission, renewables, development, water, transportation), manage projects for power generation, power transmission, pipeline and renewable energy projects, and develop and execute a profitable growth plan to serve clients in the region, creating a stronger TRC presence in the northeast.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in environmental sciences or related fields.
  • MS degree preferred.
  • The successful candidate will have at least 15 years working with cross disciplinary engineering teams, and performing and managing the planning, permitting, compliance, and engineering studies for energy projects.

TRC’s strategic clients operate in the utility, renewable energy, transportation, and oil and gas sectors. Expertise in these arenas is a plus. Applicant should have knowledge and experience with regulatory permits and approvals in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, USFWS and the USACE, and strong working relationships with federal and state agencies. Applicants must be able to effectively manage and build a staff; coordinate with subconsultants; integrate well with existing multidisciplinary TRC staff; interact successfully with clients and other stakeholders; and efficiently manage project budgets and schedules.

General attributes required of all TRC employees include commitment to TRC Values: Safety, Quality, Integrity, Creativity, Accountability, Teamwork and Passion.

TRC offers competitive salaries based on experience and qualifications and a full benefits package, including health insurance, paid holiday and vacation time, and 401(k). Successful candidates will be required to sign a Drug and Alcohol Policy statement and may be asked to submit to random drug testing.

TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information please visit our website at

EOE: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


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