Senior CEQA/NEPA Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512171-613476
    • Job Location: Monterey, CA
      Santa Cruz, CA,
      Oakland, CA,
      Sacramento, CA,
      San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 04, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Type of Degree: BA,BS,MA
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants is a leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as a Zweig Group nationally-ranked 'Best Places to Work,’  we partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial and private development and government. Our 250+ associates in 14 offices located in northern, central, and southern CA are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for a Senior CEQA/NEPA Planner and Water Resources Specialist to join our team ideally in our Monterey, Santa Cruz, Oakland, Sacramento, or San Luis Obispo offices. (Other locations may be considered.)

Senior CEQA/NEPA Specialist

The Senior CEQA/NEPA Specialist will be responsible for conducting and overseeing impact analysis, report preparation, business development, research, and field work related to CEQA/NEPA and technical studies. Experience  in providing compliance with CEQA-Plus is highly desired, and expertise in working on water infrastructure projects is preferred. Following is an overview of responsibilities for the Senior CEQA/NEPA Specialist:

  • Write and manage the preparation of complex CEQA/NEPA documents
  • Oversee and train junior staff on CEQA/NEPA and other planning/environmental requirements
  • Interface with clients and make public presentations to agency decision-making bodies
  • Perform agency consultation and ensure environmental regulatory compliance
  • Perform various business development functions, including proposal preparation and active involvement in planning/environmental organizations
  • Provide guidance regarding the funding of water infrastructure projects to internal staff and clients, and prepare CEQA-Plus analyses as required to facilitate funding applications
  • Demonstrate confidence in decision-making and be recognized by clients and peers as having expertise in CEQA/NEPA and related technical areas

This is a rare opportunity to develop a NorCal practice, supported by a successful statewide practice. Those who are motivated by opportunities to identify, recruit, manage, and mentor professionals as part of development efforts will enjoy this challenge. You’ll need a genuine interest in advancing our partnership and direct local CEQA/NEPA assistance to Caltrans District 4. Be emancipated from bureaucracy that exists at big firms, and quickly see your contributions adding value.

Experience and Skills:

  • BS/BA Degree in applicable field and at least 10 years of increasingly responsible experience required
  • Advanced Degree (Masters/PhD) preferred
  • Experience in a private environmental consulting firm preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent organization, schedule and budget management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Willingness to travel as projects require


Rincon Consultants is a professional platform!

Employees leverage our collective knowledge and experience to provide exemplary client service, influence environmentally-conscious outcomes, and accelerate their careers. 27% of our employees were promoted in 2017.


Total Rewards Package* Includes:

  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, long-term disability, accidental death & dismemberment, and life)
  • HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
  • Vacation and Sick Accrual
  • Paid Holidays
  • Volunteer Pay for a Day
  • Legal Shield, Identity Protection
  • Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • 2x/Year Employee Bonus Opportunities
  • Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
  • And much, much more!

*All programs subject to review and change