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About David Evans and Associates, Inc.

At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) our philosophy is "To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best."  Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA Inc. has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA Inc.’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 20 offices and employs approximately 1000 people firm wide. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.

Join our fun and growing team, and let DEA support you in your pursuit of success. Work in an environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration, where expectations are clearly defined through effective communication, where teams are accountable to the results and process, where trust in your team breeds shared success, and where initiative and creativity are rewarded.  Be part of what defines our future.

Senior Project Manager

Job Code: 2077
Employment Type: REG
Location Search: Washington, Tacoma


DEA's Tacoma, WA office is looking for a Senior Project Manager to lead the permitting of transportation projects, specifically rail projects.  As a Senior Project Manager, the responsibilities will include scope/fee preparation, client coordination, field/office staff and subconsultant coordination, and permitting approach/schedule development.  .  Clients include Local, State and Federal Government entities as well as private sector.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Management of environmental, land use, and other permitting support for transportation projects
  • Coordination of the work of scientists, archeologists, and other professionals who prepare permitting support documentation
  • Development of DEA’s permitting support line of business for freight railroads
  • Ability to work in a highly flexible, team-oriented environment with individual responsibilities for internal and customer deliverables and schedule.
  • Ability to travel to project sites and client offices across the central and western United States.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in environmental science, biology, or related field.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience related to permitting.
  • Experience overseeing environmental resource disciplines such as biology archeology
  • Significant experience with Federal, State, and local agency coordination
  • Recent project experience with freight railroad clients and projects
  • Excellent organizational, oral, written and analytical skills are required, as well as an ability to manage multiple tasks and to travel as needed for projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing field work in one of the typical disciplines


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule

Transportation Jobs with DEA

The increasing complexities of modern transportation include growing demands, aging infrastructure, rising costs, funding challenges, and environmental concerns. Agencies and communities faced with improving their transportation systems must do more with less. From initial investigations through planning, concept development, final design, and construction, DEA responds with solutions that serve today’s transportation needs while accommodating tomorrow’s growth.  Our Transportation Business Unit focuses on four markets; Bridges and Structures, Roads and Highways, Transit and Rail, and Construction Engineering.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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