Sr. Associate CEQA/NEPA
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About the Company:
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 475-person environmental consulting firm with a national reputation as an industry leader with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida. We currently have strategic growth trajectory expected within the next 5 years that will increase our staffing numbers and office locations. ESA specializes in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural resource management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance. For more than 45 years, our scientists and technical specialists have provided critical thinking and measured analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and enduring solutions. Our skilled managers, scientists, planners and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future and good environmental stewardship. ESA was founded on the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and credibility.
About the Position:
The ESA Northern California Community Development Group (Environmental Planning) is seeking a Senior Associate (Project Manager and analyst) to support the CEQA and NEPA process and documentation for a wide range of development projects and plans (i.e., general plans, specific plans), and to manage small to medium projects with moderate direction. The role involves direct client interaction; supporting the preparation of proposals responding to RFPs/RFQs; preparing environmental impact analyses primarily for non-technical topics; and managing ESA analysts and sub-consultants to prepare environmental documents.
An ideal candidate has experience and/or interest in new business development and would actively participate in professional organizations (AEP, APA, etc.). This role requires the initiative, confidence and tenacity to uphold ESA’s strong work-ethic and to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment. This role especially requires exceptional writing and editing capabilities, as well as a basic understanding of project financial management. Successful candidates will have a broad-based planning related background, with a science background a plus although not required, and ideally experience working with public and private clients in a private consulting firm. Qualified candidates should have at least a BA/BS in a related discipline, a minimum of 5 years’ experience; or Masters and a minimum of 3 years’ experience.
ESA is owned entirely by its employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence and professional development. ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.
ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)
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