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Environmental Funding Specialist (New York)

woodardcurran · 30+ days ago
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Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

What’s in it for you:  
Woodard & Curran is offering a unique opportunity to join our Northeast Fiscal Solutions Team.  This position is hybrid but attached to our Rye Brook, New York office.  The Specialist will providefunding services to municipal clients throughout the Northeastand Mid-Atlantic United States, with specific focus in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Virginia.  The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter, a professional with a proven track record of helping clients identify and secure alternative financing for infrastructure projects.  The selected candidate will work with Woodard and Curran engineers, planners and subject matter experts to help clients to find available and suitable state and federal opportunities to subsidize the cost of local projects. 

Who are we looking for: 
Woodard & Curran has an exciting opportunity that will allow you to directly impact how we serve our clients by assisting them with obtaining funds to support their projects! The Fiscal Specialist’s primary responsibility is to identify and pursue state and federal funding for infrastructure, community development, and economic development projects that support our engineering practices.  You will work collaboratively with municipal and other strategic client managers to identify funding opportunities and develop grant and loan applications/proposals to secure grant and/or loan dollars for projects involving water supply/treatment, wastewater systems, stormwater systems, community development, economic development, brownfields, hazard mitigation, etc.  This position offers an opportunity to play a significant role in the project finance/funding process for an exciting division of our organization that delivers projects to public and private clients nationwide! 
 
Flexible work environment and competitive benefits. Strong bonus potential. Relocation Assistance. 
 
Location: Rye Brook, NY - Hybrid - in office 1 - 2 days a week.
 
Travel: Periodic client meetings, conferences, and training in Rye Brook, NY.

What You Will Be Doing at Woodard & Curran:

  • Under general direction, work with clients and Client Managers to identify environmental and economic development loan and grant-eligible projects with regional, state, and federal resources and develop, review, and edit loan and grant applications. 
  • Guide potential funding opportunities from conception through the application process and, if awarded, through implementation and administration. 
  • Interact with stakeholders involved in loan and grant-funding activities. 
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of particular areas involved in identifying and soliciting grants. 
  • Provide direct client guidance and input on various potential projects and funding applications. 
  • Prepare capital, operational, and other strategic plans, amendments, and revisions for municipal clients. 

What You Will Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Economics, Public Policy, Environmental Science, Engineering, Public or Business Administration, or related fields.  
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in planning various types of projects.  
  • Advanced knowledge of water resources planning, community development, economic development, and/or municipal capital project planning.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of the grant application writing process, including data gathering and research.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NYS, CDBG, US EDA, USDA, SRF and/or related funding programs.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tools and resources to calculate economic benefits/job creation resulting from capital improvement projects.  
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines.  
  • Experience with the laws, rules, and regulations regarding public procurement practices and other environmental federal, state, and local regulations.  
  • Working understanding of the Engineering and Environmental fields.  
  • Ability to convey basic engineering topics, issues, and data to a wide variety of audiences.  
Benefits & Wellbeing

Retirement Savings:
• 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

Time away from work:
• Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.
• Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.
• Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.
• Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people.  Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.

Last updated on Mar 4, 2024

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