Senior Environmental Consultant

Position: Senior Environmental Consultant

Location: Houston, Texas, Hybrid                       

Salary Range: Depends on candidate’s experience

Posted: January 2024

Come work with us!  We are social and environmental scientists who make the world a better place by working with energy and mining clients in high-risk environments. Our team is challenged to support our clients amidst community opposition, environmental liabilities, energy transition initiatives, and shareholder activism. Our growing business is looking for a talented, motivated, and passionate environmental consultant (senior-level position) to join our innovative high-performing team. We work one to three days a week in our Houston office and 2-4 days a week from home with some opportunities for work travel, as allowed per project. Following the first year of employment, we have unlimited Paid Time Off. We are a collaborative team that supports each other as we deliver work for our clients. We take our work seriously and enjoy a fun casual work environment.

Acorn International is a small and nimble internationally recognized company that helps industries, investors, and government agencies create solutions to manage high-profile environmental and social risks. We offer expertise in environmental and social services through a distinctive approach:

  • We apply innovative solutions and work closely with clients to develop fit-for-purpose solutions unique to each project
  • We develop meaningful relationships with our clients, strive to understand their challenges and the local context in which they occur; and
  • We focus on building the capacity of our supporting knowledge transfer with our international partners and working with governments to bring good international practices into regulations; and
  • We work with our clients as an advisor and trusted partner.

We strive to hire and promote the best and brightest people with a commitment to lifelong learning and growth. We look for exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and a passion for technical excellence and quality – these qualities almost more important for this position as experience in our field.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and competencies:

– 10 + years of environmental consulting experience

– BS/ MS degree in environmental science or related field

– Strong professional work ethic, initiative, and integrity

  • Project experience should include:
  • Work with Nature-based Solutions projects
  • Biodiversity Plans
  • Impact Assessments including
  • leading EIA, baseline studies, due diligence assessment, and related services

– Project and program management experience

– Strong client relations capabilities

– Willingness to occasionally travel to and work in developing countries on short (normally one week or less) assignments

– Previous international experience working on extractive and/or development projects

– Ability to provide direction to teams of experts from partner companies in other countries

– Ability to accomplish work assignments without extensive direction

– Ability to communicate in foreign language(s) is a strong plus; preferably fluent in French

– Mining industry experience and contacts also a strong plus

Acorn International seeks to hire a senior environmental consultant with broad skills, international experience, an ambition for growth and an ability to develop and manage new business.

The location of this position is at Acorn International’s Houston office; other locations may potentially be considered under exceptional circumstances. The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary and benefits, flexible working conditions, and an opportunity to advance with a well-regarded consultancy that has repeat contracts in place with major oil and gas companies.

Acorn International is an equal-opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter and reference “Senior Environmental Consultant” in the subject line. No Phone calls, please.

Acorn International

1702 Taylor St, Suite 200B
Houston, TX 77007, USA

1213 Purchase St
New Bedford, MA 02740, USA


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