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Job Status :   Full Time, Employee
Company :   SWCA Environmental Consultants
Posting Date :   April 18
Closing Date :   OPEN
Relevant Experience :   5 Year(s)
Number of Positions :   1
Location :   San Luis Obispo, California
Category :   Environmental
Reference Number :   20120079


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SWCA Environmental Consultants

Senior Environmental Planner/Project Manager

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.

We are seeking a Senior Environmental Planner/Project Manager with experience assisting Lead Agencies and managing the preparation of environmental documents for our San Luis Obispo office. This is a regular, full-time salaried position that is a career growth opportunity to join SWCA’s expanding California practice. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, competitive wages, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).

Required Skills

• Serve as project manager for CEQA/NEPA documents prepared for a variety of projects;

• Manage multidisciplinary teams of SWCA staff and sub-consultants;

• Write various sections of CEQA/NEPA documents and review/edit other sections prepared by technical specialists;

• Manage and coordinate complex CEQA/NEPA documents;

• Conduct business development, including client outreach, preparing proposals, and conducting interviews and presentations;

• Ensure CEQA/NEPA project quality, schedule, and budget objectives;

• Make client and public presentations of CEQA/NEPA documents;

• Take initiative, resolve problems, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively;

• Work closely with project managers, directors, and principals throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherences to its mission, vision, and values; and,

• Contribute to expanding SWCA’s professional reputation in environmental consulting and research.

Required Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

• At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in preparing CEQA/NEPA documents.

• At least two (2) years business development experience in a support role.

• Working knowledge of CEQA and California land use regulations.

• Excellent written, logic, organizational, oral, analytical, and document management skills.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

• Ability to travel as needed for projects throughout California.

• Willingness to learn, have fun, and grow into increased management responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with alternative energy, transportation, infrastructure, transmission, and UC and state university projects.

• Working knowledge of NEPA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and other federal regulations.

• Working knowledge of CPUC requirements, including preparation of PEAs.

• Experience with environmental compliance, Coastal Development Permits, GIS, and public involvement and presentation skills are also a plus.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Islands. Since its founding in 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

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