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CEQA/NEPA Environmental Planner

Employer
Universal Engineering Sciences
Location
North Sacramento, California
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024
UES is seeking a CEQA/NEPA Environmental Planner. The Environmental Planner serves as a project planner with a focus on analysis, documentation, and confirmation of CEQA and/or NEPA requirements. The Environmental Planner will work under the supervision of a Principal, or Project Manager, and receive direction from an assigned supervisor or manager at UES. The Environmental Planner will need strong analytical and writing skills to fulfill the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Protect Act (NEPA). The CEQA/NEPA Environmental Planner is a technical staff position initially under supervision, in a learner capacity.
  • Salary: $65k - $85k annually

Salary is negotiable based on experience, education, and certifications/licenses

Job Duties:
  • Conduct research.
  • Write various sections of CEQA Initial Studies and EIRs (Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire, Mandatory Findings of Significance) while addressing community impacts from a given project.
  • Provide technical analyses for a variety of topics and resources, and prepare analysis that is written accurately, thoroughly, clearly, grammatically correct and logical.
  • Perform impact analysis.
  • Prepare permit assessments and permit applications and CEQA/NEPA reports.
  • Coordination or conducting field work including biological surveys, habitat assessment, vegetation mapping, air quality modelling, visual impact assessments, noise studies, Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, wildfire impact studies, and state and federal waters delineations.
  • Specialized site assessments.
  • Manage permitting efforts.
  • Assist Project Managers with task management and manage small sized projects and assignments given by Project Managers
  • Identify environmental issues.
  • Compiling and distributing information to specialists.
  • Assist Project Managers in maintaining the project schedule.
  • Perform outreach activities and participate in public workshops; make presentations to various community groups regarding environmental issues.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, UES clients, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Participate in training programs in the environmental area.

Required Qualifications:
  • General ecology or general principles behind planning for the conservation and preservation of natural resources.
  • General principles and techniques of research and statistical analysis.
  • Communication skills for purposes of data gathering.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the management of natural resources and/or environmental planning in California.
  • Techniques and methods of evaluation of environmental impacts.
  • Knowledge of State, local and regional government organizations as they relate to environmental planning.
  • Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Environmental Design and knowledge of environmental, urban, and regional planning.
  • Solid grasp of the key impact assessment and management issues as well as a high degree of technical competence and broad knowledge of impact assessment best practices.
  • Bachelor's degree in planning, geography, archaeology, anthropology, economics, political science, social sciences, civil or environmental engineering, geology, environmental science, environmental studies, biology, ecology, or a field related to UES's services is required; master's degree or higher is preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel when needed or required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

About UES

UES is a national leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental Consulting, Occupational Health & Safety, Virtual Design Consulting, and Building Envelope. With over 3,400 team members across 70+ branches in the United States, UES provides essential engineering services to some of the most prominent and significant projects in the country. As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021 and 2022, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future.

Our Team Members

Our team members bring unique skill sets, licenses and certifications, and experience to our firm, which diversifies our team and allows us to provide a wide variety of services uniquely grounded in excellence. Our team STRIVES to uphold our core values of safety, teamwork, responsiveness, integrity, value, and excellence to ensure we meet client expectations, support our communities, and build a strong, reliable team. Our UES team members are kind, passionate, and driven, which creates collaborative workspaces and a sense of camaraderie among our team members. At UES, we are eager to hire, teach, and train the next generation of industry leaders and learn from the expertise of each team member who walks through our doors. To learn more about UES, visit teamues.com

Our Benefits

We understand that our team members are the glue that holds our business together. We value the individual contributions of each person, and we show this by offering comprehensive benefits, including medical insurance options, PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and so much more. If you have additional questions about our benefits, please contact our Recruitment team at westcareers@teamues.com

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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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