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Irvine, California, United States of America
JOB #R2205853

Senior Environmental & Transportation Project Manager

Senior Environmental & Transportation Project Manager

Los Angeles or Irvine, CA

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. 

ICF is currently seeking a Senior Environmental in Irvine or Los Angeles, with the option to work remotely within Southern CA

Job Description

The primary duties of the Senior Environmental Planner are to manage the environmental compliance process (including California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA] and National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]) and serve as a primary point of contact with local, state and federal government clients, as well as private sector clients such as and commercial/residential/industrial developers and engineering companies to obtain approvals for transportation (highway/roadway, transit, rail) projects. Experience as project or task manager on project/program environmental impact analyses for transportation/transit/rail projects is preferred. At a minimum, the position includes conducting research, preparing technical documents/deliverables, maintaining a thorough understanding of CEQA and NEPA, and interfacing with external clients as needed. This role could include supporting clients throughout Southern California, but experience within Los Angeles or Orange counties is highly desirable.

What You Will Do

  • Serve as a task manager, or project manager as appropriate for preparation of CEQA/NEPA documents for highway/roadway, transit, and/or rail projects.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of CEQA and NEPA, including staying up to date on case law and providing support on complex projects in order to provide high quality and defensible project analyses and documentation.

  • Conduct research; write proficiently; and manage multiple project schedules with competing deadlines and budget constraints.

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

  • Assist with business development and contribute to bookings.

  • Manage and author deliverables.

  • Mentor less experienced staff.

  • Strictly adhere to professional standards, including but not limited to: demonstrating consistency and reliability, timeliness in meeting project deadlines, maintaining clear and concise communication, and working responsibly on a team or independently.

What You Need To Have

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in urban planning, transportation/transit planning, environmental studies, or related field.

  • 6+ years of related professional work experience.

Additional Skills & Experience

  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude and thrives in a team-oriented setting.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of environmental planning and related fields.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience interfacing with external clients, members of the public, and government officials.

  • Strong project management skills, including ability to take and give direction, stay organized, and manage time effectively.

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

  • Experience preparing CEQA and NEPA documents for federal, state and local government agencies; and/or experience preparing and managing high quality CEQA documents for private sector clients and engineering firms.

  • Experience working with and/or for LA Metro, Caltrans, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and/or local or a regional transportation/transit agency.

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

  • Several years of task management experience working within a private consulting firm; experience as a project manager is a plus.

  • Business development experience and willingness to engage in business development.

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.

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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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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

$75,990.00 - $129,183.00

Irvine, CA (CA79)

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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