**AECOM** is seeking a **Senior Restoration Ecologist/Landscape Designer** to join the Environmental Planning team. This position can be based in either our Sacramento, Oakland or San Jose, CA locations. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate technical excellence and an established career in Landscape Architecture/Habitat Restoration, preferably with a portfolio that includes both private sector and public agency clients. The successful candidate would become a part of a dynamic northern California Environmental Planning team that enjoys excellent relationships with a wide range of local, regional, and state agencies, as well as private and nonprofit clients. Our Sacramento office has built a reputation for innovation, high-quality work, attentive client service, and a collegial office culture that fosters the highest degree of teamwork. The successful candidate would have a unique platform for developing and executing work, being able to integrate, to the benefit of our clients, ecological restoration and landscape design services with our expertise in environmental analysis and mitigation, urban design, policy planning, engineering and design, mitigation monitoring, and related disciplines. The successful candidate would help to win and execute projects related to riparian habitats, wetland restoration, parks and recreation planning and design, natural land management, and sustainable landscape design, as well as other project types, depending on the background and interest of the individual candidate. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of the landscape architectural and restoration business environment in the Sacramento area, and if the candidate had a knowledge of Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada, Bay Area, and/or Central Valley markets, that would be desirable, as well.
**AECOM** is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world.
**The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:**
* active participation in marketing and business development for habitat restoration services and landscape design;
* leading projects related to ecological restoration and landscape design;
* project management;
* preparation and oversight of the preparation of Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E);
* landscape-level restoration planning and site-specific restoration design;
* sustainable landscape design;
* park and recreational design;
* natural resources management; and
* conservation planning.
**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.
+ BA/BS Landscape Architecture or BS Ecological Restoration or a related field.
+ Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience with an emphasis on landscape design, ecological restoration, parks and recreation facility planning/design, construction document preparation.
+ Valid Driver's License is required for this role.
+ Candidates must be U.S. Citizens
+ MA or MS preferred in Biological Sciences, Ecology, Watershed Planning, Natural Resource Management, Hydrology, Geomorphology, or Physical Geography.
+ Experience with both private and public sector projects is preferred, but not required.
+ Knowledge of, and experience with business development in Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada, the Bay Area and/or Central Valley.
+ Mentoring and development of junior staff.
+ Excellent knowledge of CA plants, ecology and natural communities.
+ Excellent knowledge of CA native plants and communities.
+ Knowledge of the marketplace in the Sacramento area.
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
+ Good presentation capabilities, experience in business development.
+ Experience managing budgets, schedules, and subconsultants (in architecture, engineering and construction support, for example).
+ Capability to work effectively with MS Word, Excel, and AutoCad.
+ Ability to work with people in a cooperative environment, as an ambassador for the firm and our clients.
+ Capable of managing multiple tasks and multiple projects simultaneously, typically including some with subconsultants.
+ Self-starter, capable of working independently.
+ Knowledge of relevant state and federal regulations, including MWELO, CEQA, NEPA.
+ Relocation is not available for this position.
+ Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $78,404.27 - $145,047.00
+ AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
**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.** 269895BR
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.