Here is your opportunity to work on the first ever high-speed rail program in the U.S. while growing your career on a groundbreaking project. The California High-Speed Rail program will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. The system will also extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. The Role
The California High Speed Rail Authority has awarded WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff the Program Management role within the Rail Delivery Partners (RDP) program delivery team. As a result we currently have an immediate opportunity for an Environmental Analyst to serve as the primary point of contact for the comprehensive environmental schedules posted to the Federal Infrastructure Permitting Dashboard for portions of the future system to extend from San Francisco/Sacramento to Los Angeles/San Diego.
The Environmental Analyst will, under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Environmental Planning, coordinate with the environmental teams for each project section, and perform extensive outreach to key personnel with Federal and State agencies that have permitting, review, or approval authority for the project. The principal duties are:
Monitor and update as necessary the environmental schedules for the program
Coordinate with Federal and State agencies on schedule updates
Troubleshoot any problems with the IT system supporting the Dashboard and work directly with software engineers, providing the user experience, to improve and update the system as needed
Identify key milestones at risk and work with RDP managers to address risk or coordinate updates with federal partners
Lead meetings with Project Section Regional Consultants and Environmental and Engineering Consultants on project schedule status
Participate in Project Section weekly environmental meetings, as needed
Conduct training for environmental staff on the Federal Infrastructure Permitting Dashboard as appropriate
Produce reports and analytics on project schedules and associated milestones
Draft briefing materials for a variety of audiences related to project schedules and progress against project schedules
Provide support to RDP environmental teams on developing and reviewing environmental documents related to NEPA, CEQA, and other relevant federal and state environmental lawsJob Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Public Policy, Geography, or a related field
At least five years of progressively responsible relevant experience
Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software systems quickly
A working knowledge of NEPA and CEQA, as well as other relevant state and federal environmental laws.
Strong organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work environment, both independently and as a member of a team
Candidates must be eligible to work in the US immediately
Relocation will not be provided, local candidates preferred
EOE / Veteran / Disability / Gender (M-F) / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation