NEPA Project Manager

A.I.S. Inc.

A.I.S. Inc.

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Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline. AIS is looking for a Project Manager to lead our pursuit of an Environmental Consulting ID/IQ Contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Primary Function:

The Project Manager’s primary responsibilities are to pursue, win and then manage task orders related to the National Environmental Policy Act and to expand the company’s presence and revenue stream on the contract. This role will entail operational responsibility for project development, execution, supervision, administration, management, and financial performance for AIS. The candidate will plan for and assign resources to ensure that all deliverables are completed on time and within the budget. The Project Manager is the supervisor for all team members assigned to the contract and will communicate with a broad range of stakeholders. They will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and expansion of all customer and teammate relationships. The Project Manager will report to and is evaluated by the Program Manager of Scientific Research and Technical Services.


Operational Management

  • Managing the development of Records of Environmental Consideration, Categorical Exclusion Records, Environmental Assessments and Impact Statements under NEPA (and related laws, Executive Orders, regulations and policy).
  • Managing the drafting of Findings of No significant Impact and Records of Decision.
  • Managing the development of Biological and/or cultural Assessments on the impacts of Corps’ actions on endangered species under ESA and impact determinations under other biological resource protection laws, regulations and policy.
  • Manage fish and wildlife surveys and habitat analyses and mitigation planning.
  • Managing the drafting of documents in support of CWA, CZMA, MMPA and other compliance regulations.
  • Managing archeological support services including impact analyses for environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and planning documents.
  • Manage the support service for the assistance with the Protection of Historic Properties: the Section 106 Process.
  • Organizing public involvement in support of awarded task orders.

Planning and Budgeting

  • Plan and budget for all resources required to successfully execute all assigned projects, including, direct project salary/labor, contracted labor, indirect salary/labor, material, and travel.
  • Plan and budget for all resources required to develop, expand and maintain the client relationship, including but not limited to indirect salary/labor, business meals, entertainment, advertising, and other business development expenses.
  • Plan and budget for all resources required to recruit, develop, motivate, and reward project team members and portfolio staff and achieve employee retention goals.

Revenue/Sales Generation and Cost Control

  • In conjunction with the Program Manager, establish, document, and review the program revenue/sales projections, actuals, and variances annually.
  • Develop get-well plans for revenue shortfalls.
  • Identify, analyze, and report cost variances.
  • Manage costs to ensure the program does not exceed established budgets to achieve Net Profit objectives.

Customer Relations

  • As the primary AIS point of contact for the Program, ensure that project team performance consistently meets or exceeds established customer satisfaction benchmarks.
  • Develop and foster solid customer and team member relationships by providing honest value.

Human Resources Management

  • As the primary AIS point of contact for the program, work with the PM and Talent Acquisition team to attract, recruit, and retain team members who meet or exceed our high standards.
  • Develop and document personal and project goals that support program goals.
  • For project teams operating without Project Leaders, develop and document project goals and personal goals for each team member that supports the program goals.
  • Provide guidance and feedback to team members concerning employee development needs and advocate and budget to meet those needs.
  • Review goal achievement with team members on a semi-annual basis, providing clear feedback on results, accomplishments, issues, and deficiencies.


  • Communicate regularly with team members concerning program performance, corporate policies and initiatives, corporate news, and other project, site, and corporate developments.
  • Communicate regularly with the PM about Portfolio status, client status, anticipated resources requirements, and business opportunities.
  • Communicate with Technology Manager to update company website with new contract award information.

Administrative Support

  • Serve as the primary focal point for the distribution and collection of a variety of corporate and program correspondence to meet information needs.
  • Distribute, collect, review and certify timecards, monthly reports, and other recurring and ad hoc reporting requirements.

Compensation: Candidates will be paid an hourly rate to be negotiated and total compensation will vary depending on candidates’ availability. This is a full–time position. AIS benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree with at least 5 years of leadership experience supporting a government services contract
  • Seven (7) plus years demonstrated performance in NEPA Work, project management, or a technical discipline like science/engineering including fisheries and/or environmental management (ten years without a degree)
  • Project Management/Proposal Writing and Business Development Experience
  • Financial Management/Budgeting Experience
  • Experience Planning, Organizing, Directing, a Program
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Analytical (Financial and Business) Skills
  • MS Excel Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD and Ten (10) plus years demonstrated performance managing a large workforce on a government contract.
  • Past work with the US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Successful experience leading NEPA efforts


  • Seattle, WA


If you would like to apply for this exciting new opening, please click the following link to submit the required information:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing sea and fish experience.
  • 3 professional references (name, email address and phone number)

All documents must be submitted for your application to be considered. If you have any questions pertaining to this opening, please feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition Team at or 508-990-9035.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of A.I.S. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our employees and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Must be able to work in the U.S. • VEVRAA Federal Contractor • Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals • Equal Opportunity Employer

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