McMillen Jacobs Associates
  • 25-Feb-2020 to 31-Mar-2020 (MST)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA, EAP, Matching 401(k), and stock program, 9 Paid Holidays, generous PTO, and Wellness Reimbursement

McMillen Jacobs Associates has earned a reputation for outstanding Design/Build work with our customers around the world. We have an opening for a highly-motivated and self-directed Regulatory and Licensing Consultant with 10+ years of experience to join our national Regulatory and Natural Resources practice. Primary responsibilities include regulatory and natural resources management and support for a variety of hydro projects in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, from project inception through regulatory approvals to construction ECM services and operational compliance. Additionally, the selected applicant must be effective and experienced at supporting business development initiatives by assisting in expanding client base through client relationships as well as the identification and pursuit of new opportunities for licensing. It is essential that the person in this position can work with a variety of personalities and develop positive, long-lasting relationships with existing and potential clients. The ideal candidate will work at our Seattle, WA or Portland, OR office. Other locations will be considered, depending on experience. 


  • Assist clients with project management, strategy development, stakeholder outreach and consultation processes, technical workgroup support, management of technical consultants, license and permit application management, negotiated settlement efforts, and meeting facilitation.
  • Advise clients of the state and federal requirements associated with licensing and/or complying with the existing conditions of their operating license.
  • Prepare and manage well-written regulatory documents that adhere to the requisite state and federal requirements.
  • Synthesize a wide variety of scientific, technical, and policy information and develop clear, well organized written information for broad audiences.
  • Manage a team of internal staff and subconsultants working independently in an effort to achieve a common goal.
  • Coordinate closely with regional business development efforts, headquarters and regional office management and other Regulatory and Natural Resource staff.
  • Build partnerships and work collaboratively to meet shared objectives.



  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in hydropower related consulting or industry positions with an emphasis on federal (FERC), tribal, and state regulatory processes, familiarity with natural resources (aquatics or terrestrial) related work is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in related technical discipline of Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Public/Environmental Policy or other Natural Science is required;  Masters' degree is preferred.
  • Able to work effectively both as part of a team and independently, and have good problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated success in balancing multiple tasks and projects in a deadline-driven work environment.
  • Exhibit excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
  • Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Ability to work independently from an office perspective and communicate effectively with team members via phone, email, remote meeting platforms, etc.
  • Capable of overcoming adversity with demonstrated ability to consistently achieve results, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Builds effective teams and gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.

McMillen Jacobs Associates is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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