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Project Coordinator

Location: Sacramento, CA
Job Code: NC-012418-CM-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’s Northern California region has an opening for a Project Coordinator to provide project support for a range of client on-call and project-specific contracts for project managers and senior directors in our Water, Environmental Hydrology, and Biological Resources and Land Management groups located in Sacramento, CA. This position may also involve providing general operational support for the above-listed technical groups in our Northern California region.


The successful candidate will partner with project management and accounting teams to effectively and efficiently undertake the following project-related tasks:

  • Coordination of sub-consultant agreements, invoicing, scheduling

  • Assistance with contract (task order) execution, budget tracking

  • Preparation of monthly invoices including preview of charges against budgets and contracted rates; provision of daily log spreadsheets; alignment of required back-up materials; development of progress reports, etc.

  • Assistance with technical report preparation including coordination of deliverable submittals to client

  • Attendance at and support for client and internal meetings.


  • Background in environmental, engineering, or other relevant professional services consulting with 2+ years’ experience.

  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat required; prior experience with Deltek Vision preferred.

  • Familiarity with contract and invoicing processes and systems including budget tracking, compilation of invoicing back-up materials, etc.

  • Well-organized, able to work independently, excellent problem-solving, and effective prioritization and time management skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, with strong communication and interpersonal skills to support interactions with colleagues, clients, sub-consultants, and vendors.

  • BA/BS degree preferred.


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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