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Principal Consultant, Mining Impact Assessment (Principal Level)

The ERM International Group Limited
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
USD 110,451.00 - 126,351.00 per year
Closing date
Jul 7, 2024
ERM is seeking an experienced Principal Consultant - Environmental Impact Assessment with international consulting experience in the mining sector to play a key role in growing our business.

The ideal candidate will have established relationships with mining companies, along with technical expertise leading multi-media environmental and social impact assessments on large-scale mining projects. We are particularly looking for someone who has experience with overseeing international mining projects, project requiring world bank financing, and projects following IRMA or other best practice standards.

As a senior leader, you will be accountable for successfully selling and consulting on a range of environmental, social, and health impact assessment projects. You will collaborate with ERM's global technical team to share best practices across the industry. This is a partner-track opportunity for a senior-level professional looking to advance their career with a global environmental leader, and to make a significant impact in successfully implementing ERM's global strategy.

  • Develop and implement strategic business/action plan, provide leadership, and deliver performance results to expand our capital project delivery service offerings and client base in the mining industry. Serve as a key member of the mining industry team to drive double-digit profitable growth.
  • As a "seller/doer," contribute to business development of ERM's global capital project service area. Identify and develop new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals, and take active leadership role in developing new business with new and existing clients. Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business.
  • Serve as senior resource for environmental and social impact assessment projects and related activities in support of ERM clients' capital projects (i.e., mining, diversified energy, power, electrical transmission, renewable energy projects). Contribute to preparing EAs/EIS / ESIAs and associated management plans, serving in roles ranging from lead technical expert to QA/QC. Achieve client's expectations for scope, budget, schedule, and quality.
  • Lead, manage performance, hire and retain, inspire and mentor personnel for overall success of the technical team.
  • Capitalize on existing ERM client relationships to expand ERM's profile and market share (through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development). Work with other ERM resources to deepen relationships with ERM key clients and establish new client relationships that result in significant net revenue growth.
  • Support the general growth and development of ERM's international technical community. Collaborate with other ERM global practitioners to execute impact assessment projects. Participate on teams comprised of impact assessment professionals from multiple offices around the global ERM organization.

  • BS/MS in environmental studies, planning, geography, civil or environmental engineering or related field; PE, PG, CEP, AICP or similar registration desired.
  • 8+ years of consulting experience with impact assessment and multi-media permitting, particularly on international projects.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing successful business growth strategies in the energy industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients, and book sales.
  • Established relationships with mining companies.
  • Solid grasp of the key impact assessment and management issues within the mining sector, as well as a high degree of technical competence and broad knowledge of impact assessment best practices.
  • Recognized technical expertise by and established reputation in the marketplace, including positive reputation with key regulators relevant to impact assessment approvals.
  • Well-developed teambuilding and influencing skills; unquestioned integrity; and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address client and business needs and challenges.
  • Positive outlook, collaborative, and driven by the success of ERM as a global company.

For the Principal Consultant - Environmental Impact Assessment position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $110,451 - $126,351 USD. 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 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.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world's leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our "boots to boardroom" approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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