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Senior Biologist/Regulatory Specialist/Project Manager

Job Tracking ID:  512171-546546
Location:   San Luis Obispo , CA | Santa Barbara, CA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  April 27, 2017
 
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified multi-disciplinary environmental science, planning, and engineering consulting firm with offices in Carlsbad, Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Oakland, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura, California. Rincon was founded in 1994 and is currently staffed by more than 165 arborist, archaeologist, architectural historians, botanist, engineers, environmental scientist, geologist, GIS professionals, LEED accredited professionals, paleontologist, planners, restoration ecologist, soil scientist, visual information specialists, wetland scientist and wildlife biologist. In addition to our broad range of services and staff qualifications; one of our key strengths is our active involvement in projects from 'inception-to-implementation'.

We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for a Senior Biologist/Regulatory Specialist/Project Manager in our San Luis Obispo , CA office(other Rincon offices may also be considered).

Recognized as a 'Best Places to Work' in 2015, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs.

Experience and Skills:

Required Experience:

Minimum Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • BS in Biology or equivalent and at least 5+ years of relevant consulting experience
  • MS in Biology or equivalent from an accredited university or college and 5 years of relevant consulting experience
  • PhD 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 resource assessments (CEQA/NEPA)
  • Botanical surveys
  • Wildlife species surveys
  • Wetland delineations & jurisdictional determinations
  • Regulatory permitting
  • Regulatory compliance oversight and monitoring
  • Restoration, habitat management, mitigation monitoring
  • Utility / energy projects

Responsibilities include:

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

Technical Work

  • Conduct fieldwork necessary to complete biological documentation for projects
  • Travel (with overnight stays) when needed
  • 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 should demonstrate a minimum of 5+ years of progressive and successful experience in the above three areas (Project Management, Business Development and Technical Work). Additionally, the qualified candidate should demonstrate their past / current successes of supervising employees, being solution-orientated, and fostering positive relationships with staff, clients, agencies and sub-consultants.

 


Additional Information:

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