Sustainability Program Manager

The Sustainability Program Manager position is senior-level position responsible for providing program oversight of sustainability and climate services, specifically: strategic sustainability planning, climate action, resilience and climate adaptation, solid waste, energy, water, equity and inclusion, sustainable procurement, and corporate social responsibility. Services are provided for a variety of clients and projects managed by Impact Sciences. This position will directly support clients in the transportation, education, and commercial sectors. 

  • Serve as a technical resource to clients and provide advice on program direction related to sustainability and climate projects.
  • Implement and manage projects and programs and supervise sustainability team members
  • Facilitate client strategic planning efforts and provide subject-matter expert input
  • Develop annual report documents, communication pieces, and other internal and external communications related to sustainability programs and projects
  • Develop tools, databases, and other tracking mechanisms to support sustainability program implementation and assessment
  • Assess existing client sustainability and environmental programs and identify areas of opportunity and innovation
  • Provide technical expertise during preparation and review of technical analyses and documents, proposals, and/or qualifications information.
  • Focus on collaboration and business development by seeking and building upon partnerships within the client relationships with external parties.
  • Provide regional, state, and national thought leadership in technology & sustainability.
  • Develop and manage Corporate Sustainability Reporting process that establishes and maintains metrics and targets used to measure and communicate Impact Sciences’ corporate sustainability performance
  • Develop and manage relationships within the sustainability and environmental community and lead Impact Sciences engagement on key policy issues

The ideal candidate will be an experienced energy and sustainability professional capable of managing programs and raising Impact Sciences profile in sustainability and technology circles.

In addition, the candidate will possess, at a minimum, the following qualifications:

  • A commitment to the team and to always being a team player.
  • A focus on enhanced services and customer satisfaction.
  • Excellence in clear, well-documented, and transparent accounting of all aspects of projects from budgeting and financing strategies to communication of outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sustainability and energy technology, applications, financing, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage partners in new solutions applicable within a Consulting environment as an Owner’s Representative.
  • Prior experience in director or senior level role


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Engineering or related field from an accredited four-year college or university, and
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in the area of sustainability, environmental compliance, energy, climate, or related field.

Impact Sciences offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans. Impact Sciences is also committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance. We work a modified 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off.

These are our core values: 

  • We do what we say we’re going to do.
  • We work together collaboratively.
  • We talk out problems.
  • We respect each other.
  • We are curious about ideas.
  • We provide tools to succeed.

Interested? Send your resume to

Principal – Transportation

Impact Sciences is specifically seeking a Principal – Transportation for our Los Angeles office. The Principal will focus on projects in Southern California and across the state. The ideal candidate will focus on developing a CEQA/NEPA transportation practice within Southern California and will have experience successfully leading projects to completion.

As a leader in the organization it is expected that the Principal will have good business awareness and acumen. The candidate is expected to possess a competent understanding of project/program management fundamentals and have a firm understanding of the relationship between project scope, cost, schedule and quality.

Key Responsibilities

This leadership position will maximize strengths in strategic consulting, technical consulting, and project management/delivery of environmental planning, and compliance projects and company business aspects, as follows:

  • Participate and develop internal and external execution strategies, including staffing (e.g., retention, reward, succession planning), company/client policies and procedures/processes, for planning and permitting projects.
  • Identify, pursue, and win CEQA/NEPA projects throughout California.
  • Direct, manage, and/or assist with the preparation of CEQA, NEPA and other environmental compliance documents for a wide range of public and private clients.
  • Support and undertake successful management and delivery of environmental documents, including applications, technical studies, NEPA/CEQA documents, mitigation plans, compliance documentations, and restoration/mitigation documentation to grow the company brand and increase opportunities to receive follow-on work.
  • Maintain and demonstrate an understanding of emerging regulations and industry requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise during preparation and review of technical analyses and documents, proposals, and/or qualifications information.
  • Supervise project managers and technical staff.
  • Develop and mentor staff’s understanding of project delivery/management.
  • Develop teaming agreements for project pursuits.
  • Prepare proposals, lead interview teams, and bring in work to support the Impact Sciences team.
  • Bring project schedules, budgets, and scopes of work to successful completion.
  • Identify program and project staffing needs.
  • Be a visible leader within the firm and the industry.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Public speaking skills are desirable.
  • Energetic, conscientious and self-motivated leader who works well in a team setting with limited oversight and direction; capable of establishing and achieving goals and ideals.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and monitor all aspects of large, multi-discipline projects, medium-sized projects with a high degree of technical complexity, and small projects with minimal environmental constraints.
  • An ability to manage several projects simultaneously is essential.

Education and Experience

A minimum of 15 years of experience in progressively responsible positions.

Project Manager

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.

Staff Planner

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.


  • Modified Work Schedule (9/80)
  • Pet-Friendly office
  • Group Health Care Coverage including:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 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
  • Holidays
  • 401(K) Salary Deferral Plan with Company Match

Interested in joining our team? Submit your resume via email to

Oakland 510-267-0494

Camarillo 805-437-1900

Los Angeles 213-935-1901

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