CEQA Analyst/Project Manager (Senior-Level)

  • MIG, Inc.
  • Hybrid (Bay Area, CA, USA)
  • May 08, 2024
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA

Job Description

MIG, Inc. is a national firm specializing in environmental planning, design, communications, management, science, and technology. We believe that the environment around us has a profound impact on our lives, and our shared vision is of a world where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive. For over 40 years, MIG has engaged the talents and vitality of top professionals who plan, design, and sustain communities that connect people to the environment and to each other. Our team members are passionate about their work and share a common desire to engage closely with our clients and the communities impacted by our work.

We are seeking a motivated and experienced, senior-level CEQA Analyst and Project Manager to join our environmental sciences team in either our San Jose or Berkeley, California, office. This is a full-time position with opportunities for growth. MIG supports a hybrid work-from-home/remote and in-office schedule, but we encourage in-person work for learning and team-building opportunities.

Responsibilities – What You’ll Accomplish

·        Collaborative Teammate: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team conducting environmental impact assessments on a wide variety of projects in the greater Bay Area and throughout California. Your colleagues will include biologists, air quality and noise specialists, landscape architects, and planners. This team specializes in finding solutions to complex technical and regulatory issues in planning, design, and management of the built and natural environment.

·        Project Work: You will work with a team developing and publishing environmental documents, including independent drafting of clear and concise CEQA/NEPA document text, conducting research, and maintaining an accurate project record.

·        Managing Projects: You will develop and manage projects commensurate with your experience, including scopes of work, budgets, schedules, and internal and external subconsultant and client teams. In addition, Project Managers at MIG maintain client relationships; identify the correct course of action to the client; represent clients at public hearings and meetings; and set the standards for excellence, responsiveness, and accountability.

·        Project Types: MIG has a broad range of clients and project types including but not limited to public infrastructure and utility projects; park, open space, and trail projects; residential projects; planning documents such as General Plans, Specific Plans, and Park Master Plans; and school projects. The projects you will typically work on will include technical environmental impact assessments (CEQA and NEPA) and environmental compliance programs for cities, counties, regional and local districts, and other public and private-sector clients.

MIG works on projects nationwide; some travel, evening, and weekend work will be required for field work, site evaluations or to meet deadlines. MIG encourages a sustainable and healthy work-life balance, and these excess hours can be offset during the week when possible.


Experience and Qualifications for Success – What We’d Like to See

As a successful candidate, you will be able to manage time and competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team, and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. In addition, you must have some combination of the following qualifications:


•       A Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, urban planning, or an associated field (a Master’s degree in a complementary field is a plus).

•       Working knowledge of CEQA/NEPA processes, ideally as part of a consulting or agency team.

•       Working knowledge of the primary laws (CEQA, NEPA, CESA, ESA, Clean Water Act, etc.) and regulatory agencies (BAAQMD, RWQCB, CDFW, USFWS, USACE, Coastal Commission, BCDC, State Lands Commission, LAFCo) that direct the environmental analysis process in California.

•       Experience in managing public and/or private-sector projects, including maintaining compliance with project contracts and drafting and managing scopes, budgets, and schedules, as well as working with clients and partners to execute the project work.

•       You are professional and organized with exceptional attention to detail.

•       You have excellent analytical and technical writing skills.

•       You are an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others, but you can also work independently.

•       You have software proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, and may have working knowledge of other relevant software.

How to Apply

If this position sounds like a fit for your skillsets, and you are passionate about improving the communities and environments in which we recreate, live, and work, we would love to hear from you! Please email your resume and a descriptive cover letter to hr@migcom.com.

MIG values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Our teams enjoy a flexible work schedule, a rewarding work environment, and a creative atmosphere that allows for professional development and career advancement opportunities while promoting team spirit and genuine camaraderie. We offer a comprehensive benefits program including paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, FSA, and HRA with employer contributions and 401K matching. This is a full-time, hourly position with eligibility for overtime pay. Candidates who wish to be part-time may also be considered. This is a full-time, hourly position and eligible for overtime. The pay range for this position is $40-$60/hour, commensurate with location, skills, and experience. Candidates may be required to take a skills assessment in conducting presentations and/or budget and scope drafting.

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