AECOM is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner for immediate full-time permanent employment in our dynamic Northern California environmental planning practice. This position is a technical lead role responsible for development and execution of water-focused multi-disciplinary projects in collaboration with other senior planners and engineering leads from our Water business line.
This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the Northern California Planning Manager. The Senior Planner would be responsible for client engagement, proactive business development, the preparation of competitive proposals, and leading all aspects of project implementation. This position would focus on multidisciplinary, water-related projects that include water storage and conveyance, wetland restoration and flood protection. Successful marketing experience and a collaborative, team focus are required.
**The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:**
+ Leading the development and implementation of CEQA/NEPA projects
+ Developing and managing positive relationships with clients
+ Applying innovative solutions and problem solving to meet client objectives.
+ Leading teams of professionals to complete complex environmental projects and technical studies
+ Overseeing the preparation of work plans, organizes project studies, and preparation of reports for large, complex projects
+ Reviewing contracts for understanding of scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables, and all other contractual obligations
+ Developing schedules for management of work to be performed consistent with our contracts and defined scope of work
+ Monitoring and analyzing project costs, commitments, accruals, and changes, and taking corrective action where necessary
+ Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory framework, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
+ Working independently and as part of a team
+ Assessing the quality and soundness of planning deliverables
+ Supporting career development of individuals in the practice
+ Successfully preparing competitive proposals
+ Contributing to growth of practice through business development
**About AECOM’s Environment Business Line**
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
**Minimum Requirements :**
+ BA/BA plus 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
+ U.S. Citizenship is required for this role.
+ Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Planning, Geography, or similar related field.
+ 10+ years of experience
+ Proven project management and client management skills.
+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
+ Experienced “seller-doer” who can leverage our existing relationships with public agencies in Northern California to pursue new work.
+ Ability to coordinate and manage large-scale environmental projects and applying environmental regulations.
+ Technical expertise in CEQA/NEPA
+ Strong writing and analytical skills and experience preparing scopes of work, budgets, proposals, and schedules.
+ The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
+ Ability to speak effectively in public.
+ Experience with federal, state and regional water agencies, water districts and related clients.
+ Certified planner.
+ Ability to mentor junior staff.
**What We Offer**
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
**Job Category** Planning
**Business Line** Environment
**Business Group** Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
**Country** United States of America
**Position Status** Full Time
**Requisition/Vacancy No.** 265564BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.