Consulting Practice Manager - Environmental

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Date: Nov 28, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77001

Company: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Requisition #:  18947
Functional Area:  Consulting; Environmental Safety
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Remote / Work from Home in the US #LI-Remote
Work Hours:  Standard Business Hours including Travel

Position Summary

In the world of compliance, J. J. Keller is one of the nation's most-trusted sources for guidance and solutions. Working with companies from coast-to-coast, our Consultants offer significant value to clients by way of ongoing programs ranging from compliance assessments and policy development to program development and implementation, and everything in-between. 


The purpose of the Consulting Practice Manager position is to lead the activities of the Environmental regulatory consulting practice to consistently achieve business results and to ensure that customer service expectations are fulfilled.  This position will also spend approximately 75% of time performing billable consulting work for clients.


Job Responsibilities

  • Manages logistics of fulfilling client agreements in a timely manner consistent with client expectations, utilizing internal and external resources.
  • Performs billable consulting work for customers, to include audits, assessments, and training.
  • Manages subscription-based environmental compliance for assigned clients.
  • Completes routine environmental reports for clients including Tier II, Toxic Release Inventory, waste, Semiannual Deviation Reports, Annual Compliance Certifications, Emission Inventories, and Greenhouse Gas Reports.
  • Maintains a high level of regulatory expertise. Monitors and assesses regulatory changes, communicates regulatory information to staff and clients.
  • Proactively develops additional business within client base. Identifies and analyzes customer needs, develops concepts and proposals, schedules activities and closes contracts.
  • Works with sales professionals to develop proposals and assist with client presentations.
  • Demonstrates leadership as an industry expert and guides staff on client engagements.
  • Leads, develops and coaches associates:
    • Provides clear expectations, feedback and recognition
    • Participates in the hiring/selection process
    • Writes and conduct performance evaluations and progress reports
    • Handles associate relations issues
  • Delivers results in line with the following key metrics/accountabilities:
    • Service line revenue and gross margin objectives
    • Client satisfaction and retention standards
    • Associate retention
    • Budget control
  • Assists with the development and implementation of J. J. Keller proprietary solution offerings.
  • Manages expenses in line with departmental budgets and corporate business conditions.
  • Carries out responsibilities in a fair, ethical and non-discriminatory manner and ensure that staff follows these same guidelines.
  • Enforces and support all company policies and procedures. Fully support the company's commitment to safety and the environment and strive to maintain a clean, healthy and safe workplace.




  • 7+ years of environmental regulatory compliance experience, including air, waste, stormwater, industrial wastewater, Tier II, TRI, RMP, TSCA, etc. (Clean Air Act experience is preferred.)
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role managing direct reports.  In lieu of leadership experience, may consider project management experience.
  • Budget management experience desired.



  • Bachelor's degree in business or EHS field. 
  • Master's degree preferred.


Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge of environmental regulations.
  • Technically proficient with emission calculations, data analysis, control technologies, compliance auditing, permitting, and strategic regulatory analyses.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with client representatives at executive level.
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership and communication skills - verbal, written and presentation.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment.  

Travel expectation: Approximately 50% via airplane and car to customer sites and/or industry and training events.

We Protect People & The Businesses They Run™


Every associate at J. J. Keller makes a difference by creating safer, more respectful workplaces. Whether serving our customers directly with expertise in safety and regulatory compliance or supporting the business with specialized skills, together we contribute to better workplaces for people across North America.


J. J. Keller History:  November 1, 2023, marked 70 years of business for J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Click HERE to take a tour through three generations of this family-owned business – from our founding as a one-man consulting firm through decades of delivering on our purpose of protecting people and the businesses they run.


J. J. Keller Career Stories:  Click HERE to hear from our associates about what they have to say about life as an associate at J. J. Keller.


J. J. Keller Earns 7th Great Place to Work Certification™:  Click HERE to find out what makes J. J. Keller great.


J. J. Keller Certified as a Top 100 Most Loved Workplace® in America:  Click HERE to find out why our associates LOVE working at J. J. Keller.


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J. J. Keller provides a competitive benefit package which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):  Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan, etc. The compensation range for this role is $136,280.00 to $166,250.00 which varies depending on factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s overall experience and geographic location. Note that J. J. Keller is not currently recruiting employees to work in California.


If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.


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J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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