Principal Technical Consultant, Engineer (Senior Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Remote friendly

ERM is seeking a hands-on Principal Technical Consultant, Engineer to support and grow the domestic Capital Projects Delivery for Renewable Energy. In this role, you will focus on managing and supporting design development, baseline studies, for renewable energy clients based primarily in the Western US.  This is an excellent opportunity for a career professional to join a growing and exciting technical team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader.

The successful candidate will leverage ERM’s global status as a sustainability leader and drive our market growth by supporting clients in the West and nationwide. This position will focus on utilizing your industry connections, building on our client relationships, and supporting the design and optimization of renewable energy projects. Experience will include development and permitting of solar, onshore wind, energy storage, transmission, and hydroelectric projects. Projects are often fast-paced, multi-faceted, and geographically diverse. This position will require the candidate to demonstrate motivation and focus to exceed client needs. The candidate must be adept at managing varying priorities while working on concurrent projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enterprising Senior-Level professional looking to further advance their career with a global sustainability leader, and to be instrumental in successfully implementing ERM's global strategy.

  • Drive repeat business and develop new business opportunities by maintaining superior work quality demonstrated by client satisfaction.
  • Manage multiple large, fast-paced, and complex projects on time and on budget including elements such as scope and delivery requirements, KPIs, budgeting, resourcing, planning, coordinating field and other technical work, and managing health, safety, and risk aspects.
  • Actively participate in thought leadership events, power industry working groups, and be attentive to market conditions and energy trends. 



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental Studies, Planning, Geography, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or related natural resources science field of study.
  • Equivalent of 8-10 years of experience in either a consulting environment, working substantially with solar power engineering and design development, from siting, permitting, construction, project management
  • Robust technical expertise and an established reputation in their respective marketplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply initiative, critical thinking, and creativity in work performance.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite software. Familiarity with geospatial, design and modeling tools like GIS, AutoCAD, PVSYST, relating to siting and renewable energy modeling.
  • Detail-oriented and dependable with scheduling and project-necessary follow up.
  • Ability to work both independently, as a collaborative member of a project team, and proficient in leading a geographically diverse team.
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills, which includes being comfortable and skilled at conveying complex technical knowledge and concepts to other staff, clients, regulatory agencies, and project stakeholders.
  • Has curiosity, tenacity and drive to solve problems: to ask the ‘why’ and start the ‘how’

For the Principal Technical Consultant, Engineer (Senior Level) position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $117,633 – $140,653.  An employee’s pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs.  We also may have instances where employee’s fall outside of the range based on the factors noted above.  This job may be eligible for bonus pay (casual and fixed term/flex force employees are NOT bonus eligible).

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life & disability insurance to benefits eligible* employees.

*Benefits Eligibility is limited to Regular employees regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week.  Fixed-Term employees (including flex force) who are regularly scheduled to work 20 hours a week or more are eligible for a limited benefits package. Casual employees are NOT benefits eligible. See your recruiter for more details.

You can apply for this role through https://www.erm.com/careers/apply/ or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, determinable, and payable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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