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Biology/Cultural Resources Practice / Discipline Manager  Los Angeles, CA  : 7/22/2022
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Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, inquisitive, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia.
Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, historic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder's integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.
The Los Angeles Area is seeking to fill a position of a Biology/Cultural Resources Practice / Discipline Manager. The position may be based in Kleinfelder's office in Los Angeles\Glendale, Riverside, Laguna Hills, or Orcutt, CA.
This individual will have strong Biology/Cultural Resources Practice expertise, along with proven leadership, staff management skills, project management skills, staff recruiting skills, and business development abilities. Responsibilities include managing the approximately twenty Biology/Cultural Resources Practice supervisors and staff in Los Angeles\Glendale, Riverside, Laguna Hills, and Orcutt, CA offices.  The desired candidate will be able to demonstrate proven leadership skills in setting the direction and growth for the Biology/Cultural Resources Practice discipline.
Candidate must have strong analytical experience in multiple areas including some of following, but not limited to pre-construction surveys, construction monitoring, Biological Constraints Reports, Endangered Species Act, CDFW Scientific Collecting Permit, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents and permitting. Also, candidate must have proficient knowledge of federal, state and local agencies, laws, regulations, and permitting requirements.
Candidate must have proven business development experience for large programs/contracts and client relationships supported by repeat business, including established contacts in California, with a history of delivering annual sales goals and building a practice. As a practice builder, identify and develop new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals, and take an active leadership role in the development of new business with new and existing clients. Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business. Through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development, capitalize on existing client relationships to expand market share in the local market, while serving national/global clients as necessary.
Candidate should have demonstrated maturity in mentoring intermediate and junior level staff, sound judgment, initiative, and strong client relations skills. Candidate must be a Team Player and recognize, initiate, and advance business opportunities leading to overall team and portfolio growth.  Candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare proposals and technical reports, in compliance with applicable agencies' requirements. 
Some travel is expected for Business Development and to manage team leaders and technical professional across multiple offices in the Los Angeles Area. Regular travel amongst these offices is necessary to provide leadership in managing staff performance, recruiting and retention, and mentoring personnel for overall success of practice and team. Also, some client work is performed at night and on weekends; occasional management visibility during this work is necessary to enhance moral and safety.
Position responsible for managing and directing projects of all sizes, progressing to overall programmatic responsibilities, and ensuring consistently accurate and timely client and management communications. Candidate will be responsible for analyzing and resolving complex technical problems independently and serving as a key technical resource in multiple market sectors including water, transportation, energy, and commercial/industrial.
BS in Biology, Forestry, Ecology, Botany, Anthropology, Archaeology, Paleontology, or an environmental science or policy field required; MS preferred; 10+ years of related experience in a consulting engineering firm or related service business and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations required.
This position may require work on projects requiring full vaccination from COVID-19.  If that is the case, you will be required to show proof of vaccination or an acceptable exemption in order to work on the project.
Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.
Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.
Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 



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