The Davey Tree Expert Company

Project Manager

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: VA, Gainesville, 5300 Wellington Branch Drive, Suite 100, 20155 

Requisition ID: 195813

Position Overview

The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring successful project completion by overseeing all aspects of mitigation project development, from site selection through permitting, design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and long-term management. This person will coordinate with internal and external land, regulatory and design teams, construction and planting subcontractors, NGOs/land trusts and other project implementation partners as needed to advance projects through all stages of development on time and on budget, with an emphasis on quality and project integrity. The position will report to and work closely to a Senior Project Manager of Davey Mitigation.

Job Duties

  • Work with GIS, technical and land personnel to design and implement mitigation site searches in targeted watersheds
  • Assess prospective sites based on regulatory and technical requirements and constraints, including preparation of credit yield estimates and project development budgets / pro formas
  • Support Manger of Land Operations in preparation of land offers, including coordination with landowners regarding easement mapping, type and extent of landowner improvements and other land-related consideration and constraints
  • Coordinate with DRG-Environmental Consulting technical teams and/or external consultants during project permitting and design phase, including oversight of design development to ensure a proper balance of constructability, cost and project integrity
  • Manage and assist with prospectus and MBI development
  • Oversee project construction and maintenance, including development of related budgets, selection and management of construction and planting subcontractors, and assessment and implementation of maintenance activities
  • Handle invoicing, budgeting, reporting and other project administrative tasks
  • Assist with business development and land operations where feasible and at the direction of Director, Davey Mitigation, and generally contribute to Davey Mitigation program development


Location:  Candidate may be based out of VA, KY, or TN. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in or equivalent in applied sciences, natural resources management or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Experience: 5+ years of experience in restoration project management, ecological construction or water resources engineering.

Additional Information

  • Ability to lead project(s) from conception to completion
  • In depth experience with stream and wetland mitigation bank or full delivery project development in multiple states / Corps Districts, with emphasis on regulatory, technical and operational components
  • Working knowledge of essential project elements including land acquisition, project finance and pro forma development, design approaches, construction, planting, invasives management and other routine and non-routine maintenance
  • Experience using construction estimation and project management software
  • Ability to oversee planning, scheduling and development activities on multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated success with estimating construction, planting and maintenance costs on stream and wetland projects using varied design approaches across a variety of landscapes
  • Familiarity with regional ecological construction firms and proficiency in evaluating bids, selecting and managing subcontractors
  • Willingness to work with others as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to travel from office to other locations on a regular basis

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 50% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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