Primary responsibilities include leading the CEQA process and preparing documentation for a wide range of development projects and plans, managing project teams including sub-consultants; mentoring staff; and assisting with overall group administration. The role involves direct client interaction, proactive business development, and the preparation of competitive proposals in response to RFPs/RFQs.
An ideal candidate must possess effective problem-solving ability and exceptional writing and editing capabilities. Strong knowledge of and experience with CEQA and NEPA compliance is a must. Experience in effectively managing project budgets and timelines is also necessary. Experience working with public and private clients in a private consulting firm is also necessary. Qualified candidates should have at least a BA/BS in a related discipline, a minimum of 4 years of experience; or Master’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience.
Responsibilities include collecting data, conducting surveys, and performing project research regarding environmental impact reports and other environmental documentation. Our Staff Planners conduct general field assessments including, but not limited to, noise and air modeling, land use studies, socio-economic studies, and historical/archaeological studies. Other responsibilities include:
- Interpreting and composing Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Reports and other technical reports as needed.
- Gathering and preparing materials and data for proposal presentations.
- Performing site studies and preparing and assessing environmental impact studies.
- Contributing to alternative recommendations.
- Attending meetings both inside and outside the firm pertaining to existing and potential projects (e.g., public awareness groups and regulatory agencies).
- Coordinating and consulting with federal, state and local regulatory agencies on scope and impact of a project.
- Assisting with various projects and/or assignments, as needed.
Candidates will have the ability to formulate and conduct technical planning studies in a timely and efficient manner while producing results in a concise, well-written document. Qualified candidates should have at least a BA /BS in environmental studies, earth science, planning, or a related field and experience from 0-2 years.
Air Quality Specialist
Responsibilities include preparing emissions estimates using computer models such as CalEEMod and MOVES as well as data sources such as EMFAC, OFFROAD, and AP-42; performing dispersion modeling using AERMOD, CAL3QHCR, and similar tools; preparing health risk assessments; supporting and defending air quality and GHG analyses during public meetings; and assisting in the preparation and delivery of proposals, presentations, and interviews. Furthermore, Air Quality Specialists are expected to stay up-to-date with ongoing changes in federal, state, and applicable local regulations, plans, and policies affecting air quality and GHG analysis.
The ideal candidate should be equipped to prepare air quality and GHG analyses and technical reports in support of CEQA and NEPA documentation for various public and private sector projects, including mixed-use development projects, transportation, infrastructure, institutional, recreation, and specific plans. A successful specialist will be comfortable interacting with clients and building relationships.
- Modified Work Schedule (9/80)
- Pet-Friendly office
- Group Health Care Coverage including:
- Employee-Assistance Program
- Group Basic Term Life Insurance
- Group Long-Term Disability Coverage
- Voluntary Life Insurance
- Incentive Compensation
- Flexible Spending
- Paid-Time Off:
- Vacation Leave
- Sick Leave
- Floating Holidays
- 401(K) Salary Deferral Plan with Company Match