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Environmental Planner / Project Manager ( San Francisco, CA )

Company: Johnson Environmental Services
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Environmental Planner / Project Manager (Water Practice Group)

Northern California office locations in Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma, Sacramento, or San Jose

Position: Environmental Planner / Project Manager

Location: Can work out of any one of our Northern California office locations in Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma, Sacramento, or San Jose

Top ranked environmental consulting firm specializing in the planning, design, mitigation, and restoration for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands; actively seeks Environmental Planner / Project Manager to join any one of our Northern California office locations in Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma, Sacramento, or San Jose.

In this Environmental Planner role we are looking for a team member who has the intellectual curiosity and proactivity to perform and in some cases lead, multi-faceted analyses and evaluations related to environmental compliance for water resources projects requiring in depth knowledge and at least five years of professional experience. This is a mid-level opportunity in our ever-growing team of professionals focused on water-related projects. This opportunity is focused on collaboration, delivery, andclient service.

Our Northern California Water Practice focuses on water resources plans and projects: water supply and infrastructure, flood protection and restoration, wastewater, and recycled water. We have managed the environmental analysis, permitting, and implementation of hundreds of water resources projects for local to state-wide and national clients. From regulating agencies to water resource and land use agencies, we help our clients successfully complete plans and projects that have positive effects on water resources and the provision of safe and clean water throughout California.

Environmental Planner / Project Manager Qualifications:

Bachelors or Masters degree with major course work in environmental planning, policy, and science, or a related interdisciplinary field

A minimum of 5 years of professional experience which includes conducting research and preparing environmental compliance evaluations and assessments. Experience with managing environmental projects for water related projects is a plus.

Be an effective team member and communicator who contributes constructively and cooperatively to solve project or team issues while working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Ability to prepare documents that are clear, concise, well-written and supported and have ability to present information understandably and speak persuasively about complex topics to colleagues, clients, agency staff, teaming partners, other project stakeholders and the general public.

Can work collaboratively with clients and interdisciplinary teams to deliver your projects on time and within budget and have developed and tracked scope, schedules and budgets.

Ideally an Environmental Planner who has significant experience working on water resources projects (potable and recycled water, wastewater, flood protection and/or restoration) , and with federal, state, and local water and land use plans, policies and regulations governing water resources in California, especially related to CEQA, NEPA, and environmental permit compliance; sustainability and climate change; and natural resource planning in the San Francisco Bay, Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, and Central Valley regions, as well as throughout California in general.

An effective team member with excellent oral and writing skills who proactively identifies and contributes constructively to address broad project or team issues, providing mentoring and coaching to more junior staff as you progress to foster teamwork.

Environmental Planner / Project Manager Role and Responsibilities:

As an Environmental Planner, you will serve as project manager, deputy project manager, task manager, and/or contributing author for CEQA and NEPA documents for water-related projects. You will be responsible for coordinating task or project delivery schedules, handling project logistics, disseminating and maintaining related information and resources, assisting with budget tracking and invoicing, meeting with team members to gauge progress toward task completion, serve as the point person for team member or client questions, and deliver project assignments on time and within budget.

You will also consistently demonstrate your solid writing and attentive listening skills. Participate in and/or lead client meetings, and present information understandably and speak persuasively about complex topics to clients, agency staff, teaming partners, other project stakeholders and the general public.

Lead marketing and business development for selected tasks and/or projects of moderate complexity. These efforts will include having the responsibility for preparing scopes of work and budgets for proposals or contract negotiations, providing technical input, and participating in interviews.

Provide mentorship and support for more junior staff, including reviewing their work for accuracy and clarity and providing constructive feedback and career development guidance while working on projects together.

You will thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment and be able to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines, while working on a team or independently.


Highly respected 100% employee-owned environmental planning and design consulting services firm committed to the principles of sustainability, effective problem-solving and helping our clients confront today's challenges in project planning and environmental compliance. Ranked one of the Best Environmental Firms to Work For, our skilled managers, scientists, planners, and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication, and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future, good environmental stewardship and to successful project completion in an increasingly sophisticated regulatory and community interest context.

We have been in business for over 50 years and have over 400 employees within our 20+ office locations.

Our Services Include:

Air Quality

Biological Resources

Climate Change & Resilience

Cultural & Historic Resources

Environmental Permitting & Compliance

Environmental Review & Documentation

Flood & Stormwater Management

Landscape Architecture




Water Resources

Our Project Types Include:



Conservation & Restoration




Ports & Harbors



Reasons to consider joining our firm:

Joining our firm means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

We spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance, too by providing medical, dental & vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, a performance bonus program, an employee stock ownership program, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays to name a few.

At every stage in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals. We believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but all firm colleagues and clients. Specific programs include Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development Bonuses, and attendance at Conferences.


For immediate and entirely confidential employment consideration please email detailed resume to jcameron@johnsongroupinc.com . Our Division Lead will contact you promptly for an initial exploratory interview.

Industry related terms: environmental planner, environmental planning, NEPA, CEQA, SEAP, environmental consulting, environmental consultant, land use, community planning, transportation planning, sustainability, scientist, engineer, landscape, environmental review, environmental studies, research, analysis, regulations, regulatory, environmental review documents, scientific, Northern California, Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma, Sacramento, San Jose, CA, environmental conservation, environmental protection, natural environment, social, political, economic, cultural, sustainable outcomes, sustainable communities, conserve, protect, underdeveloped land

Keywords: Johnson Environmental Services, Oakland , Environmental Planner / Project Manager ( San Francisco, CA ), Executive , Oakland, California

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