Senior Biologist/Regulatory Specialist/Project Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512171-546546
    • Job Location: Multiple Locations, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 08, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Type of Degree: BA,BS
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, environmental engineers, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, archaeologists and architectural historians, LEED accredited professionals, sustainability experts, and visual information specialists. We support a variety of clients with highly technical analysis and strategic planning for a variety of market sectors throughout all of our 12 offices, including transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial and private development and government. Rincon prides itself on its three main goals; to provide the Best Products, Best Services, Best People for our clients.

Recognized as a Zweig Group nationally rated 'Best Places to Work' in 2015 and 2017, 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.

The Senior Biologist that fills this position will be working within the Company’s Natural Resource Group and would be responsible for delegating and overseeing workflow and successful project execution, working directly with their peers and junior staff. Those applying for this position should enjoy working in a fast paced, collaborative environment with a team of technical specialists across all our service lines. This position offers the opportunity to continue to develop your professional career and become a regional or technical lead managing high profile clients or projects within our Company.

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


The Senior Biologist/Regulatory Specialist/Project Manager responsibilities include:

  • Project Management
    • Overseeing complex biological permitting projects (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Coastal Act, others)
    • Managing and completing moderate to large sized projects and major tasks of larger projects in a largely unsupervised manner.
    • Coordinating and tracking of assignments, scopes, schedules budgets and deliverables
    • Serving as Rincon’s primary Project point of contact for the client and regulatory agencies
    • Technical direction to staff and subcontractors
    • QA / QC

  • Business Development
    • Client outreach
    • Proposal writing and development of cost and schedule estimates
    • Client interviews
    • Presentations

  • Technical Work

    • Identify optimal permitting pathways for complex projects, and develop required technical studies and application materials
    • Conduct stream/wetland delineations and other fieldwork necessary to complete biological documentation for projects
    • Travel (with overnight stays) when needed
    • Prepare high quality technical studies and environmental documents, including Biological Resource Assessments, biological CEQA/NEPA analyses, Jurisdictional Delineations, and permit application packages.

 

Experience and Skills:

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
  • CRAM assessment
  • Regulatory permitting
  • Regulatory compliance oversight and monitoring
  • Restoration planning, habitat management, mitigation monitoring
  • Utility / energy projects

Minimum Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • BS in Biology or equivalent and at least 6 years of relevant consulting experience
  • MS in Biology or equivalent college and 5 years of relevant consulting experience
  • PhD in Biology or equivalent and 3 years of relevant experience

 

The qualified candidate should demonstrate a minimum of 8 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.