Stantec Environmental Planner (Mid-level) in Walnut Creek, California

Your Opportunity

2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Stantec is seeking an Environmental Planner to join our Impact Assessment, Permitting, and Compliance Practice in Northern California. The position is to be based out of our San Francisco, Petaluma, Walnut Creek, or Sacramento Office. Stantec offers flexible work locations, flexible work hours and a robust compensation and benefit package.

Your Duties

As an Environmental Planner, you will provide environmental and land use planning knowledge to help with public and private projects including siting and licensing of electric transmission, pipeline, and renewable energy facilities. You will provide support for environmental impact statement, biological and cultural assessment, CEQA/NEPA assessments, municipal zoning ordinance review and land use planning for environmental projects. In this position, you will serve as a team member working with scientists, engineers, project managers, and junior project staff. Each day, as an environmental professional, you will contribute to multi-disciplinary project teams in all phases of the execution and delivery of siting and licensing projects. You should be a self-motivated professional and should also have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each project.

This position requires strong skills as a self-starter, with ability to participate on multiple projects simultaneously. This role will also include support to project management teams on dynamic projects.

Our Environmental Planners :

  • Demonstrate success with research, analysis and reporting.

  • Are self-starting, team-oriented professionals with excellent written and communication skills.

  • Are familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps and drawings.

  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to Stantec’s multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Ability to identify opportunities and build relationships with clients.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Basic Qualifications:

Education : BA/BS degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental Land Use Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or a related field.

Years of Experience: 5 to 12 years

Primary Skills:

  • Environmental consulting experience.

  • Experience working directly with clients.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience leading and contributing to environmental impact evaluation, siting reports, and environmental permit applications, including, resource and impact evaluations, preparation of NEPA/CEQA analysis and documentation.

  • Experience leading environmental permitting of energy facilities, pipelines, and/or other linear projects in the western United States including: USACE 404 wetland permitting, CDFW 1600 Agreements and CESA permitting, RWQCB 401 certifications, and other environmental permitting.

  • Demonstrated technical competence and project experience in natural resource fields applicable to commercial (primarily conventional or renewable energy generation/transmission) siting and licensing or environmental permitting of other infrastructure projects, both public and private.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education : Masters degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental Land Use Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or a related field

Primary Skills:

  • Direct experience with San Francisco Bay Area utilities and relevant regulatory agencies.

  • Experience serving on and leading teams of staff for permitting facilities in California.

  • Established relationships with local, state, and federal permitting agencies.

  • CEQA experience.

  • NEPA experience.

  • General understanding of geographic information systems.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in teams ranging from 2 to 60 staff.

  • Ability to direct staff technicians regarding data collection, preparation of figures and maps, and report production.

  • CPUC and/or CEC experience a plus

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Job ID 2016-26640

# of Openings Remaining 1

Location US-CA-San Francisco

US-CA-Sacramento

US-CA-Walnut Creek

US-CA-Petaluma

Experience (Years) 5

Posted Date 10/10/2017

Discipline Environmental Services