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San Diego, California, United States of America
Irvine, California, United States of America
JOB #R2300012

Principal Environmental Planner & Project Manager – Renewable Energy

Principal Environmental Planner & Project Manager – Renewable Energy

San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine, CA or CA Remote

We are the Environment & Planning Division of ICF. 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 seeking an experienced Principal Environmental Planner with consulting experience and established client relationships, to play a key role in growing our energy business in Southern California. The ideal candidate will have established relationships with power generation, electrical transmission, and renewable energy project along with technical expertise leading environmental permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and associated regulations.  The position is based in any of our offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine with an option for remote work. We lead the environmental compliance efforts for our clients complex and often controversial projects nationwide, including energy, transportation, and other infrastructure projects and regulatory programs. Our staff work on the most current and important projects to address climate change including offshore and onshore wind energy development; other renewables projects; and management of land use, water, recreation, and other resources. In this position you will be a senior leader within the Southern California region, tasked with the following:

  • Management of federal, state, and local permitting and compliance for renewable energy, transmission and other projects in compliance with CEQA, NEPA and other regulations.

  • Serve as a primary point of contact with local, state, and federal government clients, as well as private sector clients such as renewable energy developers, and commercial/residential/industrial developers, and engineering companies.

  • Coordinating the effort of multidisciplinary teams tasked with conducting research, preparing technical documents/deliverables, and interfacing with external clients.

What You Will Do

  • Serve as a project director or project manager on large complex projects

  • Interface directly with key clients and help build and maintain great relationships.

  • Identify and develop new opportunities, prepare proposals, and developing new business with new and existing clients.

  • Develop and expand client relationships.

  • Lead project teams to meet client schedule, quality, and budget expectations.

  • Lead, manage, inspire, and mentor staff.

What You Need to Have

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental studies, or related field.

  • 15+ years of experience with national/state/local-level environmental reviews, facility siting and permitting.

Additional Skills & Experience

  • Experience obtaining environmental permits, reviewing technical studies such as those addressing biological resources, cultural resources, air quality, noise, traffic, and hydrology.

  • Proven track record in developing and implementing successful business growth strategies with power generation or renewable energy clients.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$114,039.00 - $193,866.00

San Diego, CA (CA74)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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