Senior Principal - Natural Resources Economist - REMOTE at Montrose Environmental Group Inc. in Augusta, Maine

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:


Are you looking to be an industry leader in the environmental field?Do you want to work collaboratively with other economists, engineers, and scientists to help regulated companies meet their environmental obligations?Do you want to use your economics, engineering, and science background and project management skills to solve real-world problems in a variety of different industries across the U.S? Do you want to be a part of developing measures or alternatives to reduce environmental effects? If the answer is, "Yes!" then we have an exciting career opportunity for you at Environmental Planning Specialists, a subsidiary of Montrose Environmental Group, the premier environmental services provider.

As Senior Principal - Natural Resources Economist at EPS, you will lead an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. You'll be responsible for strategic planning to balance the requirements of the regulatory provisions and the needs of the client in a responsive, efficient and cost-effective manner. You'll manage large-scale projects with multiple stakeholders and interpret interdisciplinary scientific information, developing natural resource economic and financial models, ecological and human use services valuations, and benefit-cost analyses. You'll have opportunities to work with Montrose's multiple business divisions to provide comprehensive services to our clients.

To read more about our Ecosystem Consulting practice areas, please review our website at:

This role can be performed remotely anywhere within the US.


At Montrose, we're not just determined to think about a better way forward for environmental services today and down the road - we're committed to making it a reality. Our Principles guide us: We Value Our People, We Value Our Community, We Value Our Clients, We Value Our Shareholders. We care for the well-being of our people and offer:

Competitive Compensation Packages

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage

  • Medical, Dependent Care and Transit Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Company paid Life and Disability Insurance and access to additional voluntary programs

  • 401k with a competitive employer match

  • Progressive vacation policies and company holiday to ensure work/life balance for our people

  • A financial assistance program to help support peers in need

  • Access to telemedicine and employee assistance programs

  • Access to best rates in the industry to bring your student loan debt down to size


As a Senior Principal at MEG, you will be responsible for a full range of activities including:

  • Drive collaboration to set a growth strategy for the MEG Natural Resources Economics team supporting offshore oil and gas/wind development projects

  • Leverage ecosystem service valuation methodologies for site remediation (e.g., under CERCLA), oil spill emergency response and planning (e.g., OPA), offshore oil and gas decommissioning, project permitting, land development (e.g., NEPA), mitigation and compensatory restoration, environmental impact assessment (EIA/EIS), and natural resource damage assessments

  • Lead ecosystem service valuation related projects for both private and public sector for domestic and international clients

  • Lead business development and client engagement activities

  • Prepare technical reports outlining recommendations comparing and ranking different management or response alternatives against environmental, socio-economic, safety, and feasibility criteria to maximize the greatest overall benefit

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

  • Exercise safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs

  • Participate in Company's continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts

  • Keep up-to-date and current on industry trends by maintaining professional certifications and completing formal training, reviewing professional publications, and attending professional workshops

  • Perform other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and responsibilities.


  • 15+ years of consulting experience, including environmental project support

  • MS in biology, ecology, or similar field; PhD preferred

  • Experience with NRDA, CERCLA, and RCRA

  • Experience with crisis management and spill response planning including development of assessment and sampling plans

  • Experience with habitat restoration including wetland environments

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management

  • Able to work independently, managing multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Solid organization and time management skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability/willingness to travel

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 949-988-3500 or for assistance.

Vaccination against Covid-19 is strongly preferred. All employees will be subject to policies and procedures of the Company that may be dependent on vaccination status.


Montrose is a leading environmental solutions company focused on supporting commercial and government organizations as they deal with the challenges of today, and prepare for what's coming tomorrow. Withapproximately 2,300 employees across over 70 locations around the world, Montrose combines deep local knowledge with an integrated approach to design, engineering, and operations, enabling the Company to respond effectively and efficiently to the unique requirements of each project. From comprehensive air measurement and laboratory services to regulatory compliance, emergency response, permitting, engineering, and remediation, Montrose delivers innovative and practical solutions that keep its clients on top of their immediate needs - and well ahead of the strategic curve.

We are going to be blunt - the way we work may not suit to everyone. Montrose is fast-paced and dynamic. You are your own boss, but you will get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues within Montrose. Therefore, if freedom, autonomy, head-scratching professional challenges attract you, we could be the perfect match made in heaven.

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Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our firm is committed through responsible management policies to recruit, hire, promote, train, transfer, compensate, and administer all other personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, and any other class protected by federal, state, or local law.
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