QK (formerly Quad Knopf)

Our Company Since 1972, QK has been helping California grow into the communities we see today. Our company was built by strong values, talented people, and the widespread recognition of our work in the field. We continue to help clients across the state by managing their most challenging infrastructure projects. QK is built on five distinct areas of expertise that work together to make the built environment possible. We have the industry’s most creative professionals in engineering design and construction management, survey and GIS, urban design and landscape architecture, biology and environmental permitting, and planning. QK has a diverse staff of nearly 100 employees throughout California – our headquarters in Visalia, as well as locations in Bakersfield, Porterville, Fresno, and Merced. We also offer biological services in Broomfield Colorado. If you are preparing to complete a complex project in California you face a sea of regulations, funding questions, and planning requirements. But you don’t have to do it alone. We’ve been there and done that. We are your expert guides to getting your project done. Our Team No one is better at helping clients through the confusing regulations, funding problems, and planning requirements that are part of completing a project in California. Our employees are the bedrock of the QK brand. Their talent, integrity, and commitment to quality has defined QK’s culture for over four decades and will carry our values into the future. We are proud to provide our employees with hands-on training, workshops, networking events, tuition reimbursement, sponsored memberships for professional associations, and assistance with obtaining professional licenses. Are you interested in joining the QK team? Email us at recruiter@qkinc.com to learn more about our career opportunities, benefits, and corporate culture.

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QK (formerly Quad Knopf) Clovis, CA, USA
Jan 23, 2020
Full time
Position Purpose Senior Associate Environmental Scientists use their species specific and relevant environmental knowledge to provide important services pertaining to the health of communities and work to protect the environment from serious hazards This position is a professional position with responsibility for gathering, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents and presentations, with an emphasis on NEPA and CEQA compliance.  This position can also act as a project manager. The Senior Associate Environment Scientists will complete analysis of environmental problems and develop solutions to these problems.  This includes the assessment of the risks of new construction to the environment needed in order to complete projects.    What You'll Do Essential Tasks and Responsibilities Assist with, or provide project management and business development for those projects requiring collection and analysis of field data Prepare technical, biological reports, including constraints analysis, wetlands delineation reports, wetland permit applications, and biological resources reports in accordance with NEPA and CEQA Perform ecological research and data collection, participate in natural resources studies, monitoring, and restoration Conduct field surveys for threatened, endangered, or rare species and habitats in support of ESA, CWA, Section 404, and other environmental regulations Observe and monitor species in the field Conduct archival/electronic research with USFWS and other state and federal agencies in support of permitting, NEPA and CEQA, ESA, CWA, and other policies and regulations Prepare technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials Attend meetings inside and outside the firm Coordinate with planners and engineering staff and interface with clients Prepare and present relevant information at public presentations/meetings/ workshops Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals   Who We Need Essential Skills and Abilities Species identification and research/survey, vegetation community and habitat classification and inventory, monitoring, data synthesis and interpretations required Excellent writing, research, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills required Ability to work as a team member and independently, with other QK professional and technical staff, clients, subcontractors, and agency staff Ability to develop and strengthen project management skills Ability to find creative solutions to environmental and planning issues, which may include political and socioeconomic issues, while meeting the needs of the client Ability to organize, collect, and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions, and formulate consistent recommendations as necessary Quantitative analysis skills Ability to sit and stand for long periods Visual acuity and manual dexterity  Ability to perform repetitive wrist and hand motions required Ability to travel to field sites and walk long distances may be required   Preferred Skills and Abilities Drive to be helpful to internal team members, including mentoring junior staff Strong critical thinking skills that allow for collaborative innovation in problem solving and project planning Demonstrated ability to motivate others and drive results Ability to be resourceful Proven ability to successfully work against a deadline and within constrained budgets Ability to teach junior staff both agency and firm standards Ability to provide constructive feedback in a positive and productive manner Ability to communicate complex technical ideas and concepts to non-technical people   Education Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, ecology, environmental biology, or environmental science.   Experience   Five (5) to ten (10) years’ experience, especially in the areas of NEPA and CEQA compliance, wetlands delineations, CWA, ESA, and related federal and/or state environmental compliance regulations (or MA/MS plus three (3) years’ experience) Prefer field experience in California Strong background in, and practical experience in, environmental regulatory documentation and permitting
QK (formerly Quad Knopf) Clovis, CA, USA
Jan 18, 2020
Full time
Position Purpose Associate Environmental Scientists use their species specific and relevant environmental knowledge to provide important services pertaining to the health of communities and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is a professional position with responsibility for gathering, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents and presentations, with an emphasis on NEPA and CEQA compliance.  This position is one of a team member who works with general direction from his/her supervisor, and expresses a higher level of independence than an Assistant Environmental Scientist by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight. The Associate Environment Scientist will assist in routine to moderately complex environmental assessment and remediation projects.  This includes the assessment of the risks of new construction to the environment that is needed in order to complete our projects.    What You'll Do Essential Tasks and Responsibilities Conduct field surveys for threatened, endangered, or rare species, as well as species’ habitat in support of ESA, CWA, Section 404, and other environmental regulations Observe and monitor species in the field Conduct archival / electronic research with USFWS and other state and federal agencies Conduct land use / development monitoring for natural / biological resources protection Assure permits are requested and maintained appropriately Provide input for those sections of NEPA and CEQA documents pertaining to environment and data collection methodology Prepare leave in technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials Assist senior staff with presentations to public agencies and clients Assist with teaching junior staff Compile data and information for public presentations Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals   Who We Need Essential Skills and Abilities Species identification and research / survey, vegetation community and habitat classification and inventory, monitoring, data synthesis and interpretations required Ability to develop creative solutions to project issues Ability to take direction and use initiative to complete tasks without direct supervision Ability to organize, collect and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions, and formulate consistent recommendations as necessary Proficient in MS Word and Excel Quantitative analysis skills Ability to work in a team environment Critical thinking skills Technical writing skills  Ability to sit and stand for long periods Strong ability to communicate well (in writing and verbally) with other staff, clients, and agencies to accomplish team goals Visual acuity and manual dexterity Ability to perform repetitive wrist and hand motions required Ability to travel to field sites and walk long distances may be required on occasion   Preferred Skills and Abilities Drive to be helpful to internal team members, including mentoring junior staff Able to remain flexible with the ever-changing workload, working conditions and project/agency requirements Well organized and unafraid to work against a deadline Ability to create strong relationships, including one of a mentor / protégé capacity Ability to drive one’s own career path, develop relationships with mentors, and seek opportunities for growth Proven self-motivation Ability to teach junior staff both agency and firm standards   Education Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, ecology, environmental biology, or environmental science    Experience Two (2) to five (5) years’ experience (or MA/MS and one (1) years of experience), especially in the areas of NEPA and CEQA compliance, wetlands delineations, CWA, ESA, and related federal and/or state environmental compliance regulations. Field experience in California or with CA species preferred.