On-Call Senior Climate Adaptation Scientist

  • GEI Consultants, Inc.
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Apr 19, 2019
Intermittent - On Call Climate Change/ Resiliency Environmental Science - Engineering Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Conduct studies to assess potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise on vulnerable infrastructure in a variety of coastal, natural and urban environments.
  • Lead adaptation planning and development of strategies to enhance resilience by actively engaging with agencies and communities in planning forums and public meetings.
  • Work with local and regional agencies to integrate adaptation strategies into existing planning processes including general plans, local coastal plans, capital infrastructure plans and environmental plans.
  • Prepare a variety of technical documents including client reports, agency plans, funding proposals and peer-reviewed publications.  
  • Manage projects located throughout the West Coast, including technical leadership and oversight, risk management, safety and mentoring.
  • Travel to client/prospect/teaming partner/remote offices/headquarters required, including overnight travel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering, earth sciences, or similar environmental science field
  • Knowledge and expertise in climate, coastal and environmental issues in the western states.
  • Expertise in preparation of long-range plans and associated environmental documents and permitting.
  • 10+ years of professional resiliency planning experience.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within project team.

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