Michael Baker Rancho Cordova, CA, USA
Nov 05, 2019Full time
ENVIRONMENTAL AND PLANNING PRACTICE We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places. DESCRIPTION Michael Baker is seeking a Full-time Environmental Specialist specializing in entitlement, regulatory and environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other state/federal environmental laws and regulations. This position involves the preparation and review of environmental documentation for various types of public/private projects. The Environmental Specialist will manage all aspects of environmental review including the preparation of environmental notices, CEQA documents, NEPA documents, and team coordination. The Environmental Specialist will also contribute to all aspects of project management such as progress reports, cost tracking, meeting agendas and summaries. Strong emphasis will be placed on entitlement planning, regulatory permitting, CEQA experience, technical writing, business communications skills, quality of work, and the ability to successfully manage project or task budgets and schedules. Candidates for this position will be motivated self-starters who can work both independently, and as part of a team. The best part of being an Environmental Specialist at Michael Baker is that no two days will be the same. You will face different challenges every day as you assist with and/or manage complex environmental planning efforts. You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping provide innovative solutions to planning challenges, big and small, and making a difference for the clients and communities we serve. Due to our volume of work and multi-disciplinary approach, growth opportunities are high. RESPONSIBILITIES •The management and preparation of technical documents, entitlement/regulatory applications, Initial Studies, EIRs, joint documents, and other CEQA/NEPA documents for clients •Team coordination and working both with our local professionals and the other offices of Michael Baker International MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS •Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Planning, Ecology or a related field is required •7+ years of experience is preferred •Proven experience with task or project management and client relations •Able to build relationships with a wide variety of people is required •Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams is required •A desire to produce first-class work and the ability to quickly get up to speed on our policy, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company’s service offerings, and the standards relevant to your projects is required WHO WE ARE Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges. MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !