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Director/Partner Environmental Consulting Services for Power Sector Midwest

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Director/Partner, Environmental Consulting Services for Power Sector (Midwest)

As part of the continued growth and innovation of our Power Sector, ERM has an opportunity for an experienced leader to join our global consulting firm as a key client-facing Partner in the Midwest (with a location preference for Chicago, Kansas City/Overland Park, Minneapolis, or Ohio) and become a true owner and shareholder in a business with Sustainability at its heart.

We are looking for an established leader who is interested in being part of this thriving global community – an outstanding professional who combines strong consulting and business development skills with a strong technical foundation – to foster and expand a network of excellent client relationships in the Power industry, with a focus on the electric and gas transmission and/or generation siting/development markets. We seek an individual to help us drive the continued growth of ERM's 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.

ERM's Power SecTOR:

ERM assists utilities to plan for the most sustainable choices in traditional and renewable power generation and transmission with our team working to minimize the environmental and social impact of conventional and renewable power plants. From air quality and greenhouse gases to transmission lines and water impacts, we help clients mitigate their contribution and exposure to climate change and deliver cleaner energy.

ERM supports clients at every stage of the power development and generation process by:

Supporting our clients in entering new markets;

Supporting the capital projects portfolio wherever appropriate;

Addressing HSE performance improvement issues such as the implementation of audit programs and development of leading-edge, behavioral-based safety programs;

Creating and implementing strategies and tactics to sustainably retire assets and to support the refurbishment of brownfield sites for renewed economic development;

Identifying and assessing sites for renewables, conventional power plants and new transmission lines;

Securing permits for new facilities and transmission grids;

Enabling compliance with existing and emerging environmental legislation; and

Decommissioning and cleaning up legacy sites.


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 company that aims to lead the field in sustainability consulting. A career as an ERM 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 opportunity to provide thought leadership on a wide range of technical and business issues impacting our core markets.

A platform to leverage ERM's 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 Power industry. In particular, play a key role in growing ERM's broad portfolio of services to our clients, including traditional and renewable generation and transmission & distribution services including the following offerings:

Major capital project program development management, including project definition, siting, assessment, permitting strategies and application development, data management, construction and operation support.

Planning and permitting for electric/gas transmission and generation siting/development.

HSE operational performance, including compliance, risk evaluation and support for safety, management systems, audit and assurance, and sustainability reporting.

Asset decommissioning and land use planning.

Corporate EHS risk management identification and solution option leadership.

Transaction services for mergers & acquisitions.

Actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant revenue growth with target transmission and generation clients aligned with ERM's global strategy.

Provide business value, selling strategically within client organizations, raising the profile of ERM's 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 a pulse on industry business cycles and prioritize sales efforts toward high-potential, top opportunities.

Manage business opportunity capture efforts utilizing technical understanding to develop proposals, including written content, pricing, presentations, and contracting.

Contribute to leadership and management of project execution activities in support of ERM clients' electric/gas transmission, generation and other major capital projects. Lead consulting engagements in the areas of impact assessment, technical discipline-specific consulting and/or multi-media permitting and compliance.

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 ERM's Power sector and actively collaborate with colleagues across the globe. Drive innovation within the practice to stay ahead of client needs and to differentiate ERM in the market.

Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build ERM's global business, as well as to lead client and practice teams.

Meet business health & safety performance standards, financial targets, overall project budgets and schedules, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal risk management and contractual requirements.


BS/MS in engineering, science, safety, or related field.15 years of progressive experience in either a consulting environment or working substantially with the Power Sector, including substantial experience with traditional, renewable, or electric/gas transmission generation markets in the Midwestern US.

In-depth understanding of the Power industry and the companies operating in this market, including existing relationships that can be leveraged into new business.

Business acumen to understand business risks and challenges, and to recognize opportunities to provide enterprise-wide solutions for clients.

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.


Please submit your resume and brief cover letter below. Thank you for your interest in ERM!


Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Our business is our people. With over 4,000 people working in 40 countries across the globe, we are committed to providing opportunities and resources to help every individual achieve their full potential and enjoy a long and rewarding career with ERM. Executive Committee ERM’s Executive Committee members are responsible for the strategic and operational leadership and management of the business Meet ERM's Executive Committee Vision and Values Our business is underpinned by a vision, values and a number of principles concerning our environment, our business and our people.

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