Senior Biologist / Project Manager

Job Tracking ID:  8088
Location:   Carlsbad, CA | Oakland, CA
Job Type:  Employee
Date Updated:  December 09, 2013
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants seeks qualified candidates for Senior Project Manager / Biologist within the Firm's Natural Resources Group. This position is based out of Carlsbad, CA.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in Biology or equivalent and at least 5+ years of relevant consulting experience
  • Masters degree in Biology or equivalent from an accredited university or college and 5 years of relevant consulting experience
  • Doctorate degree in Biology or equivalent and 3.5 years of relevant experience

Qualified candidates ideally will have a minimum of 5+ years of experience in at least 3 of the following areas:

  • Biological resources assessment
  • Species surveys
  • Wetland delineations & jurisdictional determinations
  • Regulatory permitting
  • Regulatory compliance oversight
  • Regulatory compliance monitoring
  • Restoration, habitat management, mitigation monitoring
  • Utility / energy projects 

Responsibilities include:

  • Life cycle project management
    • Proposal writing
    • Contract negotiations / confirm contractual obligations met
    • Coordinating and tracking of assignments, scopes, schedules budgets and deliverables
    • Technical writing
    • Technical direction to staff
    • Client communications
    • QA / QC 

Business Development

  • Client outreach
  • Proposal writing
  • Client interviews
  • Presentations 


  • Conduct fieldwork necessary to complete biological documentation for projects
  • Travel (with overnight stays) when needed
  • The Senior Biologist manages the preparation of high quality technical studies and environmental documents.  The Senior Biologist has the ability to manage and complete moderate to large sized projects and major tasks of larger projects.  The majority of work is completed in a largely unsupervised manner.

The qualified candidate can demonstrate a minimum of 5+ years of progressive & successful experience in the above three areas (Project Management, Business Development & Fieldwork). Additionally, the qualified candidate can demonstrate their past / current successes of supervising employees, being solution-orientated, and fostering positive relationships with staff, clients, agencies and subconsultants. 

Additional Information:

Job Level:   Management
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   5 - 7 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP