**AECOM** is seeking an experienced Environmental Planner in one of our four Northern California offices (Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, or Sacramento). The candidate will primarily lead environmental clearance and associated work on heavy rail and/or transit/light rail transportation projects. Work will include interaction with senior project managers and task leaders, clients, AECOM’s engineering and design teams, and representatives from cities, counties, and local, regional, state, and federal agencies. May serve as a project manager, deputy project manager, task manager, or technical specialist depending on the project assignment.
**At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.**
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
**Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:**
+ Working across AECOM’s interdisciplinary teams to help deliver projects while integrating environmental and social considerations into project planning and design
+ Providing oversight, authority, and accountability for projects
+ Overseeing multiple projects simultaneously within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensuring quality standards on project deliverables
+ Providing leadership in mentoring personnel
+ Research, writing, and impact analysis for a wide range of CEQA and NEPA documents
+ Subconsultant and technical staff management
+ Financial management and progress reporting on ongoing tasks
+ Support business development activities, including proposal preparation
**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.
+ Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Planning or related field
+ Minimum 6 years of years of experience in successfully coordinating and managing CEQA and NEPA document preparation and technical studies for rail projects or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
+ Understanding of California’s regulatory permitting environment, including permitting through the US Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, US Fish and Wildlife Service, State Historic Preservation Office, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
+ Valid U.S Driver's license is required for this role
+ Must be a U.S. Citizen
+ Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning or related field
+ 10+ years of experience in successfully coordinating and managing CEQA/NEPA document preparation and technical studies for rail infrastructure projects
+ Experience working with the Federal Railroad Administration, Surface Transportation Board, and/or Federal Transit Administration in NEPA document preparation
+ Experience with Federal Transit Administration Capital Investment Grants process
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to effectively manage projects and interact with teams of staff, subconsultants, and clients
+ Experience in providing strategic advice to clients on CEQA and NEPA review process, class of action, and permitting requirements
+ Demonstrated experience in addressing other state and federal environmental regulations, consultation requirements, and Executive Orders
+ Ability to write a range of CEQA and NEPA documents and supporting technical documentation
+ Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high level of competence and experience in working with teams, clients, subcontractors, and regulatory personnel
+ Exceptional detail orientation and attention to quality
+ Experience in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects
+ Prior or current projects/relationships with rail transit agencies in California
+ Relocation is not available for this position.
**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.** 272941BR
**Additional Locations** US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St, US - San Francisco, CA - 150 California Street, US - San Jose , CA 95113 4 N. Second Street, Suite 675
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.