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Director of Environmental Services 


About Us:

Alliant Engineering, Inc., an employee owned company, is a growing engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and surveying firm with a strong culture of quality, delivery, and innovation. Our employee owners are driven by a commitment to build better communities with excellence and passion. At Alliant we work hard; we have fun; and we love it.

Within our Minnesota and Florida offices, we blend collaboration with integrity and forward-thinking to develop design solutions that address current needs and future aspirations. Internally, we strive to provide a diverse and equitable culture of support and opportunities. Then, it extends outwardly by giving back to charitable organizations in our communities. Alliant Engineering seeks straightforward people who value smart solutions, intelligent discussion, and a collaborative approach to achieving great things. Always humbly confident, we believe in creating work that speaks for itself.

About the Role:

Alliant is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic professional to manage and lead our growing Environmental Services Group. This is a tremendous opportunity to lead a group of exceptional people, play a key role in elevating our group to the next level, and play a key leadership role in the overall company.

As the Director of Environmental Services, you will lead an established team of environmental specialists with expertise in environmental compliance, wetland delineation and permitting, and environmental documentation. You will be responsible for the group’s marketing efforts to build upon our current strength and identify opportunities for growth and expansion to new markets and clients.


  • Developing, championing, and advocating for the vision of Alliant’s Environmental Services Group
  • Expanding Alliant’s environmental service offerings through talent acquisition, training, and partnering
  • Managing workload, schedules, and other tasks needed to lead the group
  • Identifying future project opportunities and preparing technical proposals, scopes of work, and fee estimates
  • Collaborating with Alliant Transportation and Land Development project managers to ensure timely and quality delivery of environmental services
  • Communicating with clients and project team on project logistics and status
  • Managing quality of work and tracking project budgets and schedules
  • Mentoring staff and new hires to broaden their knowledge and professional skills
  • Representing Alliant at conferences and within professional organizations


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Geology, Civil Engineering, or related field
  • Five to ten years of leadership experience in the environmental sector
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to communicate clearly through written and verbal communication
  • Proven ability preparing and presenting technical information to varied audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service and fulfill commitments related to project deadlines
  • Thorough understanding of federal, state, municipal, and watershed district environmental regulatory programs, including NPDES, Wetland Conservation Act, MNDNR Public Waters, and Section 404 & 401 permitting
  • Thorough understanding of NEPA and MEPA requirements for Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA and EAW) and Categorical Exclusions (CATEX)
  • Experience working closely with owner, regulatory, and contractor staff on active construction projects
  • Proven track record preparing proposals, marketing, and successfully securing projects from varied clients


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with any of the following facets of environmental protection and their associated permitting requirements:
    • SWPPP design for NPDES permitting including preparing erosion and sediment control and turf establishment plans
    • Wetland delineation, mitigation, and permitting. Wetland and stream restoration and wetland banking
    • NEPA and MEPA environmental documentation
    • Threatened and endangered species surveys
    • Vegetation and habitat assessment surveys
    • Contaminated materials management, including contaminated groundwater dewatering, and asbestos and regulated materials disposal
  • Erosion and Stormwater Construction Site Management and/or Designer of SWPPP Certification
  • Wetland Delineator certification, preferably in Minnesota



At Alliant, we take care of our employees by offering a world class benefit package including:

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Generous Profit Sharing, ESOP and 401k Contribution programs
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability and Long-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Wellness Programs & Competitions
  • Generous Annual Leave and Compensatory Time Off programs
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Casual work environment
  • Paid Professional Development and Training
  • Community Involvement/Charity Events
  • Numerous Employee Focused Events (Lunch & Learns, Office Recreation Room, Quarterly Off-Site Socials, etc.)


The Alliant team is a group of enthusiastic, self-motivated professionals that strive to help each other meet company goals and advance their individual careers. Come and be an employee-owner in an organization that offers an inclusive workplace culture that is uplifting and positive along with an outstanding salary and benefits package.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 3/21/2023  
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota  
Number of Openings 1  
EOE Statement We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

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