Project Support Team Leader, Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc. (WEST)

Albuquerque, NM

Position Title: Project Support Team Leader

Organization: Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc. (WEST)

Position Overview: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a full-time Program Support Team Leader based out of our Albuquerque, NM office. Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.

  • Provide leadership in coordinating the team’s efforts in support of the Collaborative Program project
  • Keep abreast of and identify project needs by attending Collaborative Program meetings and communicating regularly with representatives
  • Communicate project priorities, goals, strategies, and deadlines to the team
  • Promote communication within the team, ensuring accuracy and consistency in messaging to the Collaborative Program 
  • Work with the team to ensure that work products remain consistent with the strategies outlined in the Collaborative Program’s guiding plans
  • Lead the completion of and assist with completing contract deliverables, including progress reports, briefings, letters, work plans, schedules, and other work products
  • Review and give feedback to the team on a variety of administrative and scientific documents prior to dissemination
  • Manage the project budget, submission of deliverables, and annual reporting as relates to the contract
  • Provide guidance for prioritizing and managing work products for the Collaborative Program
  • Maintain a neutral and unbiased perspective as part of the third-party Program Support Team
  • Promote a team atmosphere and develop a collaborative environment
  • Work with WEST project managers and clients on other WEST projects as needed 
  • Work with the Senior Manager(s) and other WEST personnel as appropriate to develop proposals and respond to RFPs as needed


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an environmental or natural resource field of study; an advanced degree would be considered in evaluating applicants
  • At least five years of professional experience in a personnel management role 
  • Previous project management experience 
  • Experience in consulting and familiarity with the areas of natural resource science, including avian biology, fisheries biology, hydrology, conservation biology, and/or restoration ecology is preferred
  • Good leadership and communication skills with the ability to effectively supervise and motivate others
  • Experience working with stakeholders in a policy-setting environment
  • Strong, competent writing skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills 
  • Ability to effectively evaluate and manage workloads and delegate work as needed
  • Ability to work effectively with peers, follow instructions from managers, and accept guidance and constructive criticism

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