Project Management and Planning
The success of your project depends on receiving environmental permits in a predictable fashion and on time. Sometimes, obtaining those permits is easier said than done. Every state has its own set of laws, rules, and regulations that govern development. In addition, there may be significant variation at the county and local government level. To top it off, your project probably requires collaboration among many disciplines including engineering, survey, environmental, cultural resources, certificating, land, and public outreach staff. Big Pine can help work with your team to manage it all.
Big Pine’s environmental professionals thrive in the complex arena of environmental permitting and planning. We also work to complete surveys, obtain easements for our clients, purchase properties, get highway occupancy permits, coordinate with engineering staff or manage engineering and survey consultants. Our team pulls from our wide-ranging experience in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland to help you plan your project from concept through construction. We take a proactive approach early on in project planning to help design your project to minimize and avoid environmental impacts to meet your company’s sustainability goals and make permitting easier. We work early on to develop an appropriate public outreach plan that is consistent with the scope of your project and will help build relationships with the community around your project as well as with agency staff and political representatives.
Big Pine uses various tools to maintain project schedules, store and share reports, data, and permits, and to collaborate as a team. Big Pine creates and maintains project schedules using MS Project. We collaborate using MS Teams. We maintain a repository of information for the team using MS Sharepoint sites. We compile, maintain, and share geospatial data using ESRI ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. All of these tools are standard in our industry to be able to work with engineers, surveyors, public relations and media staff, and other team members to keep the project planning moving forward!