Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

Project Manager (Environmental Laboratory)

3 weeks ago
# of Openings
Environmental Laboratory


Our employees describe us as very fast, very flexible and lots of fun. We are a young company (started in 2012) and we are now just shy of 1000 employees in approximately 40 offices around the country.


In a nutshell, we provide air quality testing services, water testing and wastewater management services, and solid waste/landfill gas management services. Regulations drive the need for our services but our unique capabilities allow us to add value (e.g., new streams of income) to clients beyond environmental compliance. For our families and communities, we strive to protect the air they breathe, the water they drink and the soil on which they live.


We are looking for a Project Manager to join our environmental laboratory in Berkeley, CA. This individual will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Obtain a clear understanding from the clients as to the project schedule and requirements and set up projects
  • Transmit project schedules, technical and turn-around requirements accurately to the analytical groups, and obtain their commitment to meet the requirements
  • Work with operations to ensure adequate capacity to meet incoming projects
  • Manage incoming work and priorities
  • Proactively communicate to clients any scheduling conflicts, analytical problems, or questions that could impact either the quality or TAT of results
  • Inform Operations & QA of impacts to either quality or TAT
  • Assist clients with data interpretation & questions
  • Review project’s requirements (permits, SOW, QAPP, compound list, EDD, reporting format, regulatory limits, etc.) and ensure that results meet project’s requirements
  • Manage contracts, purchase orders, task orders
  • Adhere to company policies regarding data and client ethics
  • Assist Sales with leads, simple quote generation and client’s follow up calls
  • Works with QA and operations to identify and resolve non-conformance issues
  • Ensure that case narratives are complete, accurate, and comprehensible
  • Schedule bottle orders and pickups as needed
  • Generate sales from existing client base
  • Provide information to management on potential client sales opportunities
  • Provide information on competitors (ie: pricing, client perspective)
  • Provide information on client business (ie: are they downsizing, changes in the business or personnel, awarded new work)
  • Increase unit pricing when possible
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • A Project Manager must understand the regulatory and market forces that cause customers to request analytical work.
  • They will be able to interface with customers, sales, the Technical Director, and Group Leaders.
  • BS/BA in Chemistry/Sciences, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year in environmental customer service experience.
  • Prefer minimum of 1 year of laboratory experience.
  • A Project Manager will have a nominal technical knowledge of a wide swath of the assays offered by the laboratory.

Preferred Skills

  • Complete documentation and attention to detail are very important characteristics of a Project Manager
  • Excellent communication and personal skills


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