Restoration Project Manager – NYC

Job Position: Restoration Project Manager

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

The Billion Oyster Project’s Restoration Project Manager is a high-performing, career-oriented, project

manager who genuinely enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is an enthusiastic problem-solver.

The Restoration Project Manager will manage complex oyster restoration projects, which require great

attention to detail and organization, and clear and transparent communication. The Restoration Project

Manager will collaborate with staff at the Billion Oyster Project in addition to external partners and regulatory


About the Position

The Billion Oyster Project’s Restoration Project Managers are responsible for managing site-specific oyster

restoration initiatives, which are funded by a variety of private, city, state, and federally-funded

partnerships. The work for these projects varies and includes contributing to or leading on the following

activities: contract and budget development; pre-installation surveys; permitting; coordination with the New

York Harbor School Career and Technical Education programs; procurement; project implementation;

collaboration with the Billion Oyster Project’s community outreach and public education initiatives; data

collection; and reporting.

This Restoration Project Manager will manage one or more multi-year projects with budgets of

approximately $1-3 million. The Project Manager will be responsible for the development of project

management plans and the day-to-day management of project activities and deliverables, which includes

but is not limited to field scheduling, implementation, fieldwork, and funder and regulatory reporting. The

PM will report to the Senior Project Manager. The Project Manager position is a writing-intensive and

deliverable-based role and requires excellent communication and time-management skills.

As a member of the Restoration Team, the Project Manager will collaborate with other restoration

practitioners to build towards the long-term and large-scale restoration of oyster habitat throughout New York

Harbor. In support of that goal, the Project Manager’s responsibilities will include but are not limited


– Management of budgets, deliverables, and workflows

– Coordination of team activities to accomplish project goals

– Providing assistance with the application for environmental permits, and ensuring compliance with

regulatory conditions

– Procurement of supplies and equipment

– Management of oyster restoration grant/s, ensure grant compliance, and complete grant reports

Required Qualifications and Experience:

– Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Policy or similar field

– 3-5 years of project management experience (from project inception to completion)

– Experience coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders, particularly those involving

marine construction and/or restoration

– Excellent organizational skill set including written and oral communication, time management, and

ability to prioritize

– Proactive; able to work independently, stay ahead of schedule, and know when to escalate a


– Ability to take ownership of project deliverables

– Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with large teams on fast-paced projects

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

– Master’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Policy or similar field

– Project Management Professional Certification (PMP

® certification or other)

– Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices

– Familiarity with ArcGIS