Director/Equity Partner, Impact Assessment & Planning
Location: Houston, TX Posted Date: November 22, 2014
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As part of the continued growth and innovation of our Impact Assessment & Planning practice, [Company] has an opportunity for an experienced leader to join our global consulting firm as a Partner in Houston or New Orleans, and become a true owner and shareholder in a business with Sustainability at its heart.
We are looking for both established and emerging leaders who are interested in being part of this thriving global community – outstanding professionals who combine strong consulting and business development skills with a strong technical foundation – to foster and expand a network of excellent client relationships in the Oil & Gas and Chemicals industries. We seek individuals to help us drive the continued growth of [Company] business through selling and delivering world-class services, recruiting and developing our next generation of leaders, and further advancing our reputation for supporting development of some of the world’s most complex projects.
Impact Assessment & Planning Practice:
[Company] Impact Assessment & Planning practice focuses on supporting development of projects in the oil and gas, chemicals, midstream, and power sectors. Our goal is always the same: assisting our clients in achieving project success, from planning through construction and operation, while meeting expectations for assessment and management of impacts on environmental, social, health and cultural resources. By helping clients bring these issues into the project planning process early, we seek to help our clients meet environmental/social performance objectives, enable savings in capital and operating costs, and avoid significant approval and other delays.
[Company] combines experience with global standards, such as the Equator Principles and International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, with a thorough understanding of local regulatory systems and cultural sensitivities. We apply state-of-the-art assessment tools, from GIS to modeling and visualization techniques. We have also developed our own Impact Assessment Standard, which we use to maintain consistency and quality when other standards do not apply in a particular situation.
[Company] Impact Assessment & Planning practice has been [Company] highest growth practice globally, growing over 20% per year for the past 5 years alone. The practice currently has 1,000 professionals globally, representing the full range of technical disciplines, with sector experience across the board. What [Company] practice is perhaps best known for is supporting some of the most challenging development projects in the world. It is this reputation that attracts and retains the highly skilled consultants who comprise [Company] Impact Assessment & Planning team.
This is a Partner-level opportunity for a Principal/Director/VP-level professional looking to further his/her career with an equity stake in a global environmental/social leader that aims to lead the field in sustainability consulting. A career as an [Company] Partner is unique. Our partnership model offers unparalleled opportunities for leaders with ambition, vision and proven expertise, providing:
The opportunity to contribute significantly to key decisions, including the overall strategic direction of our organization.
Meaningful equity ownership with significant financial and intangible rewards.
The ability to provide “thought leadership” on a wide range of technical and business issues impacting our core markets.
An extension of [Company] market position and reach with your established relationships to further drive our growth.
Primary focus on client account development, sales, and delivery of the full spectrum of ERM’s consulting services to deliver strategic value to our clients in the oil & gas and chemical sectors. In particular, play a key role in growing [Company] Impact Assessment & Planning practice across its broad portfolio of service offerings, both domestically and internationally, including:
Environmental, social & health impact assessment
Water resources management
Facility siting, permitting, and FERC licensing
Land planning & design
Biodiversity & ecosystem services
Social and economic services
Actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant revenue growth with target clients aligned with [Company] global strategy.
Provide business value, selling at the top levels of client organizations, raising the profile of [Company] capabilities within key client organizations, to identify and shape clients’ needs for ERM services.
Develop new client relationships and expand existing relationships by delivering strategic consulting advice, excellent value, and quality service.
Maintain pulse on industry business cycles and prioritize sales efforts toward high-potential, top opportunities.
Manage capture efforts utilizing technical understanding to develop proposals, including written content, pricing, presentations, and contracting.
Contribute to leadership and management of impact assessment and related activities in support of [Company] clients’ major capital projects and/or international development projects. Lead consulting engagements in the areas of impact statements, technical discipline-specific consulting and/or multi-media permitting.
Build, grow, and manage a high-performance team, serving as a leader and mentor to consultants. Identify emerging talent and work with them to reach their full potential; ensure rising stars are nurtured, developed and given new areas of responsibility.
Support the growth and development of [Company] global Impact Assessment & Planning practice and actively collaborate with colleagues across the globe. Drive innovation within the practice to stay ahead of client needs and to differentiate [Company] in the market.
Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build [Company] global business, as well as to lead client and practice teams.
Meet business financial targets, overall project budget and schedule, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal and contract requirements.
BS/MS in environmental science or engineering, social sciences, planning, geography, or related field.
15+ years of consulting experience with impact assessment and/or multi-media permitting, working substantially with the oil and gas, chemical, power, and/or midstream sectors.
In-depth understanding of the energy industry in the Gulf Coast and the companies operating in this sector, including existing relationships that can be leveraged into new business.
Business acumen to understand business risk and challenges, and recognize corporate opportunities.
Demonstrable track record in delivering multi-million dollar sales results annually, including successfully winning large and strategic projects.
Recognized technical expertise and an established reputation in the local marketplace.
[Company] is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We have more than 5,000 people in over 40 countries working out of more than 150 offices. [Company] is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. Over the past five years we have worked for more than 50 percent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.