Jan 04, 2023

Senior Regulatory Permitting Specialist

  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

**Company Description** **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. **Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.** 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. **Job Description** **AECOM** is seeking a **Senior Regulatory Permitting Specialist** to be based in **Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, or Oakland, CA** . **JOB SUMMARY:** The Senior Regulatory Permitting Specialist is responsible for the oversight, management, and preparation of state and federal permit applications for large-scale infrastructure projects. **JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:** + Working interactively with Client staff, environmental and engineering consultants, legal counsel, and State or Federal agencies in the strategy development, preparation, and acquisition of necessary permits from the applicable resource agencies. + Serving as a point-of-contact for agency staff during permitting. + Working closely with the Client, legal counsel, and project teams to support the issuance of Notices of Determination (NODs) and Records of Decision (RODs) during the CEQA/NEPA process and to help integrate interrelated mitigations into permitting processes. + Support regional mitigation planning. + Support permitting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other natural resources agencies. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS** + BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education **PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:** + A bachelor’s degree in Biological or Wetland Sciences or a related field; a master’s degree is a plus. + 6 years in progressively-responsible relevant experience. + Excellent project management skills. + Strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills. + Experience with design-build contracting and construction processes. + Must be able to work well independently and in a team environment. + Knowledge of permit acquisition and regulatory strategy development and implementation associated with some or all of the following: Section 404 and 404(b)(1) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, 33 U.S.C. § 408 (“Section 408”) from the Army Corps of Engineers, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS), Special Use Authorization (SUA) for National Forest System lands and related waters from the US Forest Service (USFS). Section 401/402 of the CWA from the State Water Resources Control Board, Section 1602 and Section 2081 of the Fish and Game Code for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. + Ability to work independently, problem-solve through creative processes and establish partnerships with project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations. This person must be able to function well in a fast-paced, changing environment under demanding deadlines. **Additional Information** **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:** + Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,756.4 - $149,399.34. + 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. + All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours. Join us and let’s get started. **ReqID:** J10078345 **Business Line:** Environment **Business Group:** DCS **Strategic Business Unit:** West