I currently work in the public sector as a grant program manager. I've learned the whole local legislative process (and its frustrations) and am thinking of trying something new where I'd be actually planning something.
I have been interviewing with a private engineering/planning firm for a position that would help their clients (large institutions and urban mixed-use developments) obtain local and state transportation and environmental permits. The firm tells me this position will offer a variety of different work- not just filing paperwork for permits. I'm inclined to believe them, but have feeling that private firms, in general, put people in more defined roles. Am I wrong?
Has anyone here worked in this area in the private sector? What did you like or dislike about it? Thanks for your advice!