Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Environmental professional with over 22 years of successful experience in ecological restoration, as well as program and business development. Recognized for superior knowledge and contributions to development of the environmental consulting industry, focusing on water quality. Strengths in team building and leadership backed by technical expertise and excellent communication skills.

  • Financial Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Relationship development
  • Team management
  • Problem resolution
  • Program oversight
  • Technical Writing
  • Public Speaking
Work History
03/2012 to Current President Honor Home Care | Cool, CA,

-Create and build a successful environmental consulting firm, responsible for all aspects of business development, financial management, contract development, and coordination with clients and support staff.

-Manage all aspects of water resources and habitat improvement projects, including development of scope, budget, scheduling, coordination of sub-contractors, permitting, construction oversight, and stakeholder/landowner coordination.

-Collaborate with stakeholders, landowners, and funding sources to assist in building consensus within complex projects.

-Advise on managing water quality impacts related to land development activities.

-Lead professional training courses on watershed assessment, river processes, and ecological restoration design.

-Consult on large-scale, long-term projects involving innovative stormwater management via collaborative master planning efforts.

-Design and supervise implementation of watershed assessments, conceptual and final plan development, and long-term monitoring for ecological restoration projects.

-Assist state and federal regulatory personnel with mitigation program development, creating requirements for monitoring data collection and analyses, as well as future research needs.

-Initiate a National conversation regarding current issues through presenting both research findings and project results at professional conferences.

-Focus efforts on target species and achieving water quality goals through coordinating with state and federal agencies, as well as private and public funding sources.

-Produce written reports on research and project summaries for governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and permit review panels.

10/2009 to 03/2012 Senior Hydrologist Rio Tinto | Chicago, IL,

-Build company-wide support for water resource related projects with a focus on ecological restoration through team development, in-house educational opportunities, and advising senior personnel.

-Manage large-scale water resources related projects including, but not limited to ecological restoration, master planning, and watershed assessment and management plans.

-Lead river restoration projects; responsible for all phases, including feasibility, assessment, design, permitting, oversight, and monitoring.

-Develop innovative tools for use in large-scale watershed assessment efforts, regarding data collection and decision-making/resource allocation.

-Provide technical expertise, related to hydrological issues, to various corporate, non-profit, regulatory, and municipal organizations.

-Coordinate with funding agencies, stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and clients throughout project development and implementation.

-Present project milestones, results, and new methodologies to stakeholders and professional organizations at the local, state and national level in both written and oral format.

12/1998 to 11/2004 Research Faculty/Extension Specialist North Carolina State University | City, STATE,

-Serve as Program Leader for the NC Stream Restoration Institute and Chairperson for the Hydrology Task Force; both organizations were focused on furthering scientific-based approaches to water quality improvements through aquatic restoration, utilizing best management practices for land development, and watershed-based approaches for planning and implementation.

-Lead strategic planning and setting of research priorities for both the Institute and Task Force.

-Manage support staff, multi-million dollar program budgets, and coordinate field work for several state and federal grant-funded projects simultaneously.

-Work in cooperation with various watershed organizations, non-profit entities, and federal, state, and local governmental agencies to identify and implement water quality projects and secure grants funds.

-Direct river restoration projects as team member and lead designer, targeting habitat improvements for species of concern and reducing non-point source impacts to water quality.

-Manage multiple undergraduate and graduate student interns for the NCSU Water Quality Group, during field work, data collection, data analyses, development of research projects and presentation of research findings.

-Serve as lead instructor for the River Course training classes, instructing professionals from across the US.

-Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present data/analyses/results at national level conferences annually.

Expected in 12/1998 Master of Science | Natural Resources Administration, Hydrology North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, GPA:
Expected in 08/1995 Bachelor of Science | Environmental Science; Geology Minor College of William And Mary, Williamsburg, VA, GPA:

Fluvial Geomorphology for Engineers (I) , 2000

River Morphology and Applications (II), 2001

River Assessment and Monitoring (III), 2001

River Restoration and Natural Channel Design (IV), 2001

River Restoration Design Implementation (V), 2005

River Restoration and Sediment Transport, UC Berkeley (Kondolf and Wilcock) 2003

Aquatic Macro-invertebrate Sampling Certification, NC Division of Water Quality, 2006

Eco-hydraulics and River Corridor Restoration, NCSU 2010

Risk Assessment of In-Stream Structures, NCSU 2010

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School Attended

  • North Carolina State University
  • College of William And Mary

Job Titles Held:

  • President
  • Senior Hydrologist
  • Research Faculty/Extension Specialist


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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