Ocean Career: AIS Inc Environmental Monitoring Project Manager

A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline.

Primary Function:

AIS is seeking a qualified applicant to capture and then manage environmental monitoring and mitigation projects associated with marine construction, offshore wind and renewable energy. Projects will be throughout the United States, primarily along the eastern seaboard.


  • Serve as primary technical liaison between project stakeholders (Clients, NMFS, Federal, State and Local Regulators, sub-contractors, and corporate partners).
  • Assist with maintenance of contact lists of current and potential Clients.
  • Coordinate project outreach.
  • Coordinate and attend project meetings with our Clients, NMFS, and industry members.
  • Coordinate the development and administering of environmental monitoring and mitigation plans.
  • Assist with interviewing and hiring, and training of qualified staff to conduct fieldwork ensuring that a stable pool of qualified candidates are available to meet project demands.
  • Supervise project field staff.
  • Develop and deliver pre-project trainings.
  • Attend all project kick off meetings.
  • Maintain individual project workbooks, trackers and HSE plans.
  • Coordinate personnel deployments and work with Logistics Coordinators for all deployment related logistics.
  • Work with corporate support team on various items as needed
  • Ensure field staff communicate, document, and submit all required data, enforcement issues, industry feedback, etc.
  • Approve weekly timesheets and expenses.
  • Manage, review, and analyze data, photos and videos collected by field staff on project.
  • Coordinate the schedule for data processing and delivery of data summary.
  • Develop comprehensive final reports for projects
  • Participate and assist with maintenance and delivery of AIS Protected Species Observer training.
  • Ensure project deliverables are met.
  • Attend conferences and symposia to present AIS project results and network with industry stakeholders when required.
  • Assist Program Manager to develop and enforce professional standards of conduct and accuracy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in a life or natural science with 5 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Must be familiar with environmental mitigation plans.
  • Must have experience working independently, networking, managing personnel and managing projects.
  • Prior experience as a Protected Species Observer (preference will be given to individuals with previous Lead PSO experience).
  • Must have a valid US driver’s license and be able to operate an automobile up to 8 hours a day.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite of software, social media, and database development.
  • Must have strong organization and time management skills.
  • Written communication skills with the ability to draft concise project plans and proposals.
  • Oral communication skills to explain complex instructions and present information to the public.
  • Must be able to work a variable schedule as needed which could include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to tolerate interrupted sleep occasionally to respond to issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree with a concentration in Marine Science or Biological Sciences
  • Experience with environmental mitigation systems used in marine construction work is a plus.


  • Travel Estimated: 25%


  • On-site work preferred in either Dartmouth, MA or Toms River, NJ office locations.
  • Remote work will be considered.

Compensation: This is a full–time salaried position. AIS benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday benefits.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

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