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San Francisco, California, United States of America
JOB #R2002801

Environmental Planner

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.     

ICF is seeking a mid-level Environmental Planner to be based in one of our northern California offices. This role will be remote as we continue to move through the pandemic, but once on-site work resumes, you may be required to work from our San Francisco, San Jose or Sacramento, CA office. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, that is a well-organized individual with strong communication skills and a desire to advance towards a senior-level environmental planner position.

Job Description

The primary duty of this role is to coordinate and develop environmental compliance documents for utility related projects within the Energy industry. This person will coordinate with clients, resource agencies, and environmental and technical staff to prepare environmental documents and permits applications and oversee development of technical studies for small to medium-sized energy related projects.

What You Will Do

  • Develop, direct, and/or implement compliance approaches toward acquisition of permits and other work approval or clearances in coordination with other technical experts, including biologists, cultural resource specialists, water quality specialists, GIS, etc.

  • Manage small scale projects or large stand-alone tasks related to environmental compliance, including leading client contact, task schedule, personnel allocation/planning, public interest facilitation, technical approach, and subcontractor involvement.

  • Be a collaborative member of an integrated project team of engineers, scientists, planners, regulators, and other stakeholders.

  • Work closely with clients to achieve long-term objectives and efficiencies, such as programmatic strategies from front-end siting and routing analysis and feasibility studies through implementation, operations, and maintenance.

  • Contribute in a team setting toward business development efforts including proposal efforts within subject matter expertise.

What You Must Have

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental studies, urban and/or environmental planning, biological sciences, or related field.

  • 4+ years of environmental planning and/or professional related experience in a consulting or related environment.

  • Knowledge and understanding of CEQA, NEPA, and other environmental regulations.

  • Experience with energy clients preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to track multiple complex project schedules.

  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude and commitment to producing quality deliverables.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

San Francisco, CA (CA78)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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