Business Development Leader

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Nationwide   Philadelphia, PA   Sacramento, CA   Chicago, IL   Houston, TX   New York, NY   West Palm Beach, FL   Tampa, FL   Seattle, WA   Portland, OR   San Diego, CA  

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is  seeking experienced, professional, results-driven Senior Business Development Leaders.  These positions, as part of a collaborative team, will be empowered to develop and lead corporate-related business development initiatives to expand and diversify the company’s environmental consulting client base.  The ideal candidate(s) must have proven experience in the environmental consulting industry, possess a strategic and entrepreneurial competency, value the flexibility and autonomy inherent within smaller companies, and be able to work collaboratively within a knowledge-based culture.  This is a national position that can work from any of the company’s domestic regions.  


  • Shape and lead business strategy and tactical plans for new or emergent markets to increase share of market and financial profitability. 
  • Demonstrate a progressive and entrepreneurial approach regarding growth initiatives, routinely advancing innovative business development strategies to achieve short and long-term business goals.
  • Develop major client relationships and generate business opportunities through their existing professional network, previous client impact, and subject matter expertise.
  • Ability to work fluently in a knowledge-transfer environment, interacting with technical operations and proposal teams to ensure client needs are represented and met.
  • Maintain a high profile externally through membership and active participation in A/E/C industry functions, speaking opportunities at relevant conferences, and networking with industry leaders.
  • Mentor staff to develop a deep expertise in a vertical market and technical discipline to support business development growth objectives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Planning, or related discipline.
  • 10+ years of proven environmental consulting business development experience, successfully generating new clients and project work.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and growing an annual book of business of $1M - $5M with commercial clients, government agencies, innovative technology, restoration, transportation infrastructure, electric, transmission, oil and gas, renewable energy, and/or similar markets.
  • Strong marketing focus and business acumen with a high attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with clients including: energy project developers, commercial businesses, utilities, investors, and other organizations.
  • Ability to travel to support business needs.


We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at to apply on-line for Req #R-00479.   

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.