Corporate Counsel

GreenVest seeks a full-time Corporate Counsel to be based out of GreenVest’s Bowie, MD office. GreenVest is an entrepreneurial, land-based, resilience and restoration practitioner focused on developing ecological assets. We are a widely recognized expert in fully delivering fixed-price, resilient, nature-based solutions. While we are a for-profit company, our goal is to restore and conserve the environment not only to improve habitat and water quality but quality of life.

The Corporate Counsel will be part of GreenVest’s in-house legal team and will report to and work closely with GreenVest’s General Counsel to provide the company with sound legal and strategic guidance on all matters including contracting and contract compliance, business development support, risk assessment and mitigation, regulatory expertise, corporate governance, and land contracting and acquisition.

GreenVest is a dynamic and collaborative work environment. The successful candidate must be able to work in team settings as well as independently on multiple projects concurrently. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate effective communication skills, be an agile critical thinker and problem solver, be energetic and self-motivated with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and the following skills and experience:

Minimum Skills & Experience:

  • JD degree with excellent academic credentials
  • Membership in one of the following bars required within one (1) year of beginning employment: Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, or Pennsylvania
  • Passionate about ecological restoration, sustainability and resiliency
  • Excellent analytical, writing and verbal communication skills
  • Able to collaborate with multiple business units on deliverables under tight deadlines
  • Must enjoy being challenged across a wide range of tasks
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Entrepreneurial and willing to roll up one’s sleeves to accomplish desired results
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs

Duties:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts with clients, landowners and subcontractors
  • Providing advice on and interpretation of contract requirements to management and General Counsel
  • Ensuring compliance with contractual requirements
  • Legal support on land and financing transactions
  • Strategic advice and creative problem-solving regarding business opportunities
  • Analyzing solicitation terms and conditions and advising on how to mitigate risk
  • Legal and regulatory research and related environmental permitting and regulatory compliance support
  • Educating GreenVest personnel about key legal and regulatory requirements, policies and best practices
  • Determining and assuring adherence to corporate governance best practices

Strong organizational, research and technical writing skills are required. Prior experience in a corporate setting is preferable. Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage numerous tasks are crucial.

GreenVest is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and skills. Details of the GreenVest benefits package will be shared with qualified candidates and all inquiries will be handled confidentially. If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to: dana@greenvestus.com.

 

Ecosystem Restoration Specialist

GreenVest seeks a full-time Ecosystem Restoration Specialist to work in the challenging and rewarding field of ecosystem restoration. The successful candidate would be primarily based out of GreenVest’s Bowie, Maryland office although a large percentage of their time will be spent on GreenVest’s restoration sites. GreenVest is an entrepreneurial, land-based, resilience and restoration practitioner focused on developing ecological assets. We are a widely recognized expert in fully delivering fixed-price, resilient, nature-based solutions. While we are a for-profit company, our goal is to restore and conserve the environment not only to improve habitat and water quality but quality of life.

GreenVest seeks an energetic and self-motivated candidate with experience in aquatic ecosystem restoration with an emphasis on stream restoration, wetland restoration, reforestation, living shoreline, and/or stormwater management. The qualified candidate must display the ability to work in physically challenging outdoor settings, as their primary role will be supporting GreenVest’s maintenance and monitoring program and supervising construction of restoration and stormwater management projects.

GreenVest is a dynamic and collaborative work environment. The successful candidate must be able to work in team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction on multiple projects concurrently. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate effective communication skills, be an effective and agile critical thinker and problem solver, and effectively prioritize site maintenance and construction activities.

The ideal candidate must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and the following skills and experience:

Minimum Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources, Environmental Science, Aquatic Ecology, Civil Engineering, or related field or High School Diploma with 5+ years’ experience in the landscaping or ecosystem restoration fields.
  • 3+ years professional ecosystem restoration experience. Any of the following experience is considered a plus:
    • Construction, construction supervision, maintenance, and monitoring experience.
    • Landscaping and/or construction experience including planting, seeding, watering, use of power and hand tools, and installation of stabilization matting.
    • Experience operating equipment such as tractors, RTV’s, and skid steers with attachments.
    • Experience soliciting and managing vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors.
    • Experience with implementation of adaptive management in construction and maintenance activities.
    • Experience in field data collection and sampling techniques including: vegetation monitoring, soil monitoring, monitoring well and stream gauge installation, automated data logger operation/installation, and GPS-based sampling.
    • Experience in data reduction and analysis.
  • Experience with non-native and invasive plant identification. Maryland Pesticide Applicator/Operator is preferred.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in physically challenging outdoor settings.
  • Effective communication, organization, and technical writing skills with high standards of quality.
  • Experience using MS Word, MS Excel, and Adobe Acrobat (or Bluebeam) is required.
  • Experience using PowerPoint, ArcMap and AutoCAD is a plus.

 

GreenVest is an equal opportunity employer, salary and benefits will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and skills. Details of the GreenVest benefits package will be shared with qualified candidates and all inquiries will be handled confidentially. If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@greenvestus.com.

 

Project Manager – Ecosystem Restoration, Maryland

GreenVest seeks a full-time Project Manager and/or Senior Project Manager to work in the challenging and rewarding field of ecosystem restoration. The successful candidate would be primarily based out of GreenVest’s Bowie, Maryland office with flexibility to split time between GreenVest’s Bowie and Baltimore offices.   GreenVest is an entrepreneurial, land-based, resilience and restoration practitioner focused on developing ecological assets. We are a widely recognized expert in fully delivering fixed-price, resilient, nature-based solutions. While we are a for-profit company, our goal is to restore and conserve the environment not only to improve habitat and water quality but quality of life.

GreenVest seeks an energetic and motivated candidate with knowledge and experience in ecological restoration with direct experience managing ecosystem restoration projects and programs. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing large scale ecosystem restoration projects, while maintaining attention to detail and high standards of quality, is a must. The ideal candidate would have strong interpersonal skills capable of effectively working with and motivating staff, external partners, clients, and key stakeholders. Must be able to work in collaborative team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction on multiple projects concurrently.  Must possess the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues and clients.  Be an effective critical thinker and contain problem-solving skills. Have a strong work ethic, with a willingness to put in the time required when its required.   Be a strategic thinker dynamically applying skills and experience working equally well in independent or in team settings.  Strong preference will be given for the candidate that has strong business acumen and an understanding of the ecosystem services industry.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Minimum Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources, Environmental Science, Aquatic Ecology, Civil Engineering, or related field.
  • Direct professional experience in managing ecosystem restoration projects including staff, sub-contractors and budgets 5+ years for Project Managers and 10+ years for Senior Project Managers.
  • Direct experience managing aquatic ecosystem restoration programs or projects with an emphasis on wetland, stream and living shoreline restoration.
  • Direct experience managing stormwater management programs or projects.
  • Green infrastructure and/or stormwater management design and implementation including development of ecosystem and community resiliency.
  • Ability and capacity to manage sub-consultants, subcontractors, and specific project tasks (including the development of related deliverables) through completion on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience developing and tracking project budgets and preparing or assisting in the preparation of construction cost estimates.
  • Ability to contribute in the development of restoration, mitigation proposals or other related regulatory approvals, as well as conceptual and final restoration plans.
  • Experience identifying and assessing the feasibility of restoration sites, with a preference for direct experience in wetland or stream systems.
  • Wetland and stream functional assessment experience.
  • Knowledge of permitting requirements (local, state and federal) and experience in preparing, submitting applications and securing permits for ecosystem restoration projects is a plus with specific experience in Maryland strongly preferred.
  • Ecosystem restoration construction oversight including: contract administration, construction verification and quality control, and soil erosion and sediment control inspection and compliance is a plus.
  • Post-construction monitoring, including adherence to project-specific performance standards and monitoring protocols.
  • Monitoring data reduction, analysis, and report development. Preference for direct experience in monitoring stream restoration projects.
  • Ability to oversee staff and support and/or collaborate with senior staff in advancing GreenVest’s restoration projects or business development initiatives.
  • Effective communication, organization and technical writing skills with high standards of quality.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus.
  • Desirable software skills include Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, MS Project, ArcMap and basic AutoCAD

GreenVest is an equal opportunity employer, salary and benefits will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and skills. Details of the GreenVest benefits package will be shared with qualified candidates and all inquiries will be handled confidentially. If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@greenvestus.com.