CEQA Planner- California Environmental Quality Act

Company: Michael Baker International ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 5 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description WHO WE ARE
Michael Baker International is a global leader in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting professionals dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s infrastructure and environmental challenges. Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, Green Infrastructure, security management and intelligence solutions.

We visualize, create, integrate, and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities and institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.

Michael Baker is seeking a Full Time Environmental Planner/Assistant Project Manager specializing in environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This position involves the preparation
of environmental documentation for various types of projects, but with a strong focus on private development. The Environmental Planner will provide support throughout all aspects of environmental review including the preparation of environmental notices, CEQA documents, NEPA documents,  and team coordination. The Environmental Planner will assist the Project Manager with key aspects of project management such as progress reports, cost tracking, meeting agendas and summaries.  The position will also include assistance with proposal preparation. 

Strong emphasis will be placed on CEQA experience, technical writing, business communications skills, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Successful candidates for this position will be motivated self-starters who can work both independently, and as part of a team.

•The best part of being an Environmental Planner at Michael Baker is that no two days will be the same. You will face different challenges every day as you manage and/or assist with complex environmental planning efforts.
•As an Environmental Planner, this position will involve the management and preparation of Initial Studies, EIRs, and other CEQA/NEPA documents for clients.
•Team coordination, some business development pursuits and working both with our local professionals and the other offices of Michael Baker International are all in a day’s work.
•You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping Michael Baker International provide innovative solutions to environmental planning challenges, big and small, and Making a Difference for the clients and communities we serve!

•You’ll need a minimum of Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Planning, Ecology or a related field, a Master’s degree is desirable, and a minimum of 5 years of experience.
•To be successful, you’ll need to be bright, organized, and determined; you’ll also need to be able to build relationships with a wide variety of people.
•Of course, you’ll have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams.
•A desire to produce first-class work products is essential; you’ll need a demonstrated personal commitment to accuracy and quality.
•You’ll need to be able to quickly get up to speed on our policy, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company’s service offerings, and the standards relevant to your projects.

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