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Environmental Compliance Leader

Location: Northern California Regional Offices (San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland and Petaluma)
Job Code: NC-122117-BB-01
# of openings: 1


Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:

ESA is currently seeking an Environmental Compliance Leader to join our Northern California region. We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic environmental compliance specialist to lead our program for supporting mid- to large-scale projects involving compliance monitoring during construction. The selected candidate will have direct, on-the-ground experience in environmental compliance monitoring for land development and/or large-scale infrastructure projects and programs, including linear projects. The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills and experience working with client/owners, construction and field monitoring crews, and regulators. The selected candidate will also have a strong working knowledge of relevant environmental regulations, and experience with compliance monitoring tracking systems and databases, field safety procedures, project financial management and accounting, and scheduling tools.  


Bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental science, biology or archaeology or a closely related field with at least 10-15 years relevant work experience. Experience with a private consulting firm is preferred; however, a combination of public and private sector experience is acceptable.  Demonstrated and broad-based experience in the Northern California region and previous experience supporting compliance monitoring for large construction projects with significant permitting issues related to biology, wetlands, cultural resources, and other relevant compliance issues.  Knowledge of use of compliance tracking systems is also desired. The selected candidate will have demonstrated leadership abilities, supervisory skills, and strong writing and communication skills. The position can be located in any of ESA’s northern California offices, but substantial time will be spent in our Sacramento office and overnight travel to project sites around the region will be required.


ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning.  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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