Staff Environmental Planner/Scientist (Entry Level)

  • ERM
  • Marina del Rey, CA, USA
  • Jun 17, 2019
Full time Energy Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Renewable Energy

Job Description

ERM is seeking a motivated Staff Environmental Planner/Scientist to join our growing Impact Assessment and Planning (IAP) practice in Marina del Rey, CA. The successful candidate will assist Project Managers on a variety of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Due Diligences and Compliance Monitoring to support our oil & gas and renewable power sector focus. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional to join a growing and exciting practice team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader.


  • Provide technical assistance on Environmental Impact analyses and Due Diligences involving Federal (NEPA), State (e.g., California CEQA) and International Standards (e.g., Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, World Bank EHS Guidelines) in support of ERM clients’ domestic and international projects (i.e., oil and gas, power generation, electrical transmission, renewable/alternative energy, and manufacturing). Conduct tasks related to environmental and social impact assessment, due diligences, compliance monitoring, site assessments, baseline studies, facility siting and permitting, risk assessment, and biological/cultural resources management.
  • Support ERM’s Impact Assessment and Planning team in developing projects focused on planning activities within the Western region and collaborations internationally.
  • Perform project delivery activities such as report writing, undertaking and organizing data collection, site visits, performing data and literature review, and developing recommendations for clients.
  • Assist with developing and executing corporate Impact Assessment & Planning systems and strategies.
  • Provide technical support to Project Managers to support our Contaminated Site Management practice on natural resources damages and ecological and human health risk assessment tasks.
  • Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
  • Communicate with regulatory agents, project developers and clients during field activities.


  • BS in environmental science, environmental planning, engineering, biology, or related discipline; MS  preferred. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Recent graduate to 5 years of consulting experience, including projects in oil & gas, power/utility (preferably renewables), manufacturing or mining sectors.
  • Experience assisting clients in budgets, obtaining multi-media permits and approvals for new or expanded facilities a plus.
  • High degree of technical competence and knowledge of environmental regulations and policies.
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports.
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated attributes to become a strong consultant – team player, eagerness to learn and grow, self-starter who takes initiative, versatile, and service-oriented mentality.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

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