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Job Description

  Overview:   SUMMIT Engineering, Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) Company has an opening in our Environmental Department. UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.
SUMMIT Engineering, Laboratory & Testing, Inc. (SUMMIT), A Universal Engineering Sciences Company, is seeking an Environmental Branch Manager as bold and dynamic as our rapidly growing team. Your role as an Environmental Branch Manager will give you the opportunity to not only make your mark in a nationally recognized firm, but also directly contribute to our unprecedented growth. If you’re known for your commitment to excellence and passion for working in a collaborative environment, UES is where you belong. Position Summary:  
As an Environmental Branch Manager, you will be responsible for providing environmental services and project management, networking and enhancing SUMMIT’s environmental client base and potential growth opportunities while overseeing environmental professionals and projects. This position will oversee the development, integration, implementation and operations of the environmental branch offices.  The day-to-day operations of the office include human resources, marketing, business development, invoicing, client management and project management.  The Branch Manager will be involved in planning, coordinating, directing and marketing all branch level activities while providing leadership and support to enhance the branch offices.  He/she will work closely and collaborate with decision makers in other offices to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support the growth of the office.  

Job Responsibilities:

    • Travel to various job sites in a company provided vehicle
    • Increase overall productivity of the branch by implementing relevant employee training, budgeting effectively, eliminating inefficiencies, and capturing growth opportunities
    • Maintain daily operations including client interaction and finance activities, implementing improvement strategies as needed
    • Review and finalize the offices’ expense reports, monthly/yearly Profit & Loss statement and other financial reports
    • Examination of environmental reports, letters and field recommendations produced by project managers
    • Provide leadership and organization to the branches
    • Provide guidance to project managers regarding project problems and/or client interactions
    • Provide general personnel and department management including interviews and terminations
    • Review, update and approve weekly invoices for on-going projects
    • Schedule projects and other necessary field work
    • Perform tests and sampling of environmental materials including, but not limited to asbestos inspections and air monitoring, Phase I and Phase II site assessments, underground storage tanks (UST) location and removal, soil and groundwater testing, erosion and sediment control inspection, lead, radon and mold testing and remediation, PLM, PCM and mold analyses
    • Complete accurate and detailed field-testing reports and/or diagrams
    • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects
    • Maintain quality standards on all projects
    • Promote business development with new customers and maintain fruitful relationships with existing customers, involving marketing, client meetings, writing proposals, etc.
    • Attend company functions and employee events
    • Mentor and grow Environmental team members’ environmental testing and knowledge base
    • Create, prepare and update project proposals and technical reports
    • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects
    • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

    • Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions such as wet and/or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments
    • Field work on outside construction sites involving long-term standing and potentially repetitive motions
    • This role is combined with 25% field work/off-site visits with prospective and existing clients and 75% office work
    • Ability to use your senses to see (including close, distant and peripheral vision, depth vision and ability to focus), smell, hear and touch (use your hands to reach, climb or balance, crouch, stoop, crawl, kneel and sit)
    • Some weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel may be required
    • May be required to drive hundreds of miles per day
    • Ability to lift/move up to 50lbs.

Required Qualifications & Skills (unless otherwise noted):

    • Valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record  
    • 4-year degree in engineering, geology or applied science with an emphasis on environmental from an accredited university
    • 5 years of experience in geology, environmental engineering and/or related experience
    • 5-10 years of department management experience
    • Preferred: Professional Engineer or Geologist License (PE or PG) and/or certification in field of expertise
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to use technology/computer
    • Ability to read and interpret construction documents and P&L statements
    • Ability to accurately complete field-testing paperwork and detailed figures
    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, detailed reports, short correspondence and memos
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
    • Strong leadership skills and an eye for detail
    • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving industry landscape
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple people and projects at once
    • Demonstrated commitment to safety, quality and integrity
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Project Management Software
    • Preferred: knowledge in: OSHA 10/30-hour, Asbestos, Lead Paint, Phase I ESA
    • Preferred: local working with strong client relationships

Who We Are:   UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.  Growing in ExcellenceAs the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 60 branches and 2,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us. Why Work at UES?We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. Click here to see how we support our people in and out of the workplace. Please ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.  Check out our website: https://universalengineering.com/Follow us on social media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube#GroundedInExcellence
EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.