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Environmental Principal/Program Manager - Transportation Focus

Employer
AECOM
Location
San Diego, California
Closing date
Nov 3, 2021

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Specialty
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
Business
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AECOM is actively seeking a talented transportation-focused Environmental Principal/Program Manager for immediate employment at any of our Southern California Offices (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Camarillo). This is a leadership role for a seller/doer and proven experience winning and managing impact assessment and permitting services for transportation projects will be critical. The appropriately qualified applicant will have demonstrated experience in leading CEQA/NEPA document development, regulatory permitting, technical studies, and environmental compliance for highway and bridge projects in Southern California. As a fully integrated design, engineering, and planning firm, the ideal candidate will be highly organized and work well within multi-disciplinary teams to build collective benefit for our clients. The appropriately qualified applicant will have demonstrated experience in leading CEQA/NEPA document development, regulatory permitting, technical studies, and environmental compliance for highway and bridge projects in Southern California. Ideal candidates will have experience managing on-call contracts and other large programs for Transportation clients.

Ideal candidates will have a strong reputation for professional environmental services with Los Angeles-area transportation agencies including Caltrans Districts 7, 12, and/or 8; LA Metro; and/or other local jurisdictions. The selected candidate can look forward to leading teams that deliver environmental planning for surface transportation and/or transit projects (NEPA/CEQA documents), multimodal corridor studies, and environmental support during construction. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects, with support from practice-based leadership, and access to technical expertise from across the country.

Responsibilities include but arent limited to the following:

Serve as a leader from the Environment Business Line on pursuits, including those as part of multi-disciplinary design/engineering/environmental teams, or for solely environmental services.

Lead the environmental delivery for complex surface highway, bridge, tolling, transit and other transportation projects. Serve as project manager for the development of CEQA/NEPA documentation, associated technical studies, regulatory permitting, and public outreach following guidelines from Caltrans, FHWA, and others.

Serve as recognized leader in the environmental impact assessment and permitting field for transportation projects in the Los Angeles-area market. Represent AECOM in the market as a leader for environmental services to the transportation industry

Support and mentor staff supporting transportation-focused projects. Identify and lead hiring for new staff as needed.

Work collaboratively with AECOM's engineering and design practices to track pursuits, network with clients, prepare proposals, and ultimately deliver fully integrated projects.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS in planning, geography, environmental studies, or technical areas such as biology, anthropology + ten years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

15+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and education.

Demonstrated experience leading the development of complex CEQA/NEPA documentation, regulatory permitting, and technical studies related to transportation projects.

Collaborative, solution-oriented, and team-focused approach to delivering projects to internal partners and external clients.

10+ years of experience working as an Environmental Project Manager for either a private firm or a public agency.

AICP or active involvement in APA or other professional organizations preferred. Advanced degree preferred.

Proven experience and understanding of delivering environmental clearance for projects with Caltrans and/or FHWA oversight.Proven experience with on-call contract management.

Able to develop strategy and lead competitive pursuits.

Understand the project delivery process, possess excellent technical and analytical skills, and demonstrate strong personal initiative.
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