Jun 29, 2024

Senior Permitting Manager (CEQA & NEPA Planning)

  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

**Company Description** **Work with Us. Change the World.** At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations. There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world. We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us. **Job Description** **AECOM** is seeking a **Senior Permitting Manager** to be based in **Sacramento, CA.** This position is open to remote work. **JOB SUMMARY:** Under the general direction of the PDS Assistant and Deputy Assistant Environmental Services Managers and the client’s Director of Environmental Services, the Senior Permitting Manager works in the Program Delivery group, which is part of the client's Program Delivery, Environmental Services Branch. The selected individual reports directly to the PDS Deputy Assistant Environmental Services Manager. The Senior Permitting Manager will work closely with and advise the client's staff, legal counsel, and other team members throughout projects’ environmental clearance under NEPA and CEQA, permitting processes under the Clean Water Act, State and federal endangered species acts, Porter-Cologne, and other State and federal environmental laws and regulations, and construction-phase compliance. This position requires excellent writing skills and a writing example will be requested. **JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:** + The Senior Permitting Manager is responsible for providing management and oversight in the preparation of State and federal permit applications for client projects, review and analysis of NEPA and CEQA documents, compensatory mitigation procurement, and construction compliance for 119 miles under construction in the Central Valley. The Senior Permit Manager is responsible for the following tasks: + Support the client in the strategy development, preparation, and acquisition of regulatory permits and approvals under Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 7 of the federal Endangered Species Act, Section 2081 of the California Endangered Species Act, and Section 1600 of the California Fish & Game Code, among others. + Support the client to manage the State and federal regulatory processes to secure the issuance of Notices of Determination (NODs) and Records of Decisions (RODs). + Serve as a main point of contact for regulatory agencies relative to the areas of natural resource mitigation, permitting, and compliance demonstration. + Support the client’s procurement of compensatory mitigation by evaluating compensatory mitigation requirements, analyzing market availability, preparing procurement documents, and managing mitigation contracts with third parties. + Assist with applications for permit amendments as needed. + Assist with construction-phase compliance including using the Environmental Management and Mitigation Assessment database application, responding to regulatory agency requests, and reporting. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS** + BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education **PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:** + Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Law, or a related field; Master's degree is a plus. + 10+ years of experience in planning for and leading broad teams/efforts of senior specialists and managerial staff, and a strong working knowledge of program stand-up and management + Experience with major environmental laws including CEQA, NEPA, Clean Water Act, State and federal endangered species acts, Porter-Cologne, Lake/streambed alteration agreements + Experience with large-scale compensatory mitigation planning and procurement + Experience with Rivers and Harbors Act Section 14 (408), U.S. Forest Service special use permits, or Bay Conservation and Development Commission permitting + Experience implementing wildlife connectivity for large mammals + Experience in construction compliance tracking, documentation, reporting + Experience with design-build contracting and construction processes + Experience working on large, complex programs and projects + Ability to analyze and inspire innovative solutions to unique or complex challenges + Ability to liaise with senior executives, officials, and officers + Capable of pivoting and re-prioritizing to meet changing program needs and deadlines **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. \#LI-EM1 Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,000.00 - $149,000.00. **About AECOM** 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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan. AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM. **Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity** You will have 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. 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. 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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. **ReqID:** J10108041 **Business Line:** Environment **Business Group:** DCS **Strategic Business Unit:** West **Career Area:** Planning **Work Location Model:** Remote