Sustainability Senior Program Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512171-613480
    • Job Location: Oakland, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 22, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Type of Degree: BA,BS,MA
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc. (Rincon) Environmental Planning and Sustainability Group provides public and private sector clients with a full suite of sustainability consulting services including greenhouse gas inventories and audits, climate action and adaptation planning, life cycle assessments, energy audits, renewable energy and water conservation support, waste and water audits, and sustainability reporting. Our approach focuses on economically beneficial sustainability solutions. Our sustainability, climate change, and community policy experts consider existing policies within economic and political realities to provide innovative and strategic policy direction that meets the unique needs of each of our clients.  Rincon Consultants incorporates our entire suite of experience to help both private and public sector clients adapt to current environmental requirements and anticipate future issues through our expert analysis and the development of stand-alone or integrated policy plans.

Rincon currently has a unique opportunity for Environmental Planning and Sustainability Program Manager to help lead and grow our position in the Bay Area Planning market. We are looking for an experienced environmental consultant who has successfully managed and implemented a wide range of environmental projects involving Climate Action, Adaptation, and General Plans in the Bay Area. This position provides a rare opportunity for a senior environmental professional to help lead strategic growth and development within the Bay Area and Northern California Region. The position provides an opportunity to join Rincon’s extensive team of environmental professionals working in California and be part of a focused companywide strategic initiative to expand Rincon’s position in this important area of work.

Candidates will be environmental scientists or planners who can oversee and guide a growing team of planners and scientists in Rincon’s Environmental Planning and Sustainability unit. The Program Manager will work within a multi-disciplinary, multi-office region of environmental scientists, community planners, and sustainability experts. This individual will be responsible for growing Rincon’s the Environmental Planning and Sustainability practice through successful marketing and business development, and be able to demonstrate a successful track record in identifying, pursuing, and leading climate related technical studies and community planning documents for municipal and local agency clients. The ideal candidate will have successfully managed and completed complex, large-scale policy documents. Candidates will have a broad professional networks and excellent reputations among private industry and municipal and state agencies.  The position will report to Rincon’s Statewide Environmental Planning and Sustainability Leaders, and will participate as a member of Rincon’s Northern California Region Strategy Team.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, codes, rules, and regulations
  • Technical program requirements
  • Project management principles (e.g. budgeting, contract management principles and practices)
  • Public relations, marketing practices and community outreach
  • Professional presentations
  • Analytical methods including research, statistical analysis, and report preparation.
  • Professional communication techniques, both oral and in writing
  • Organizational strategies
  • Continuous improvement and using performance metrics to assist in decision-making and resource allocation.
  • Best management practices, environmental monitoring and assessment, and technical requirements of implementing a CAP or General Plan in California.
  • Scientific systems and management.

Ability to:

  • Manage and prepare multiple broad and complex documents
  • Use computers and related software applications
  • Lead project teams of staff and subcontractors and ensure high performance of teams
  • Conduct research; analyze and interpret a variety of data and/or information and make recommendations based on findings
  • Write, compile and present reports
  • Interpret and monitor compliance with applicable governmental regulations
  • Manage projects including monitoring scope, resources and outcomes
  • Collect, compile, analyze, organize, and present technical data and reports; review documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Perform various business development functions, including proposal preparation and active involvement in planning/environmental organizations
  • Navigate and make course corrections in current and future planning
  • Forge relationships with the organization's statewide management
  • Work well under pressure to meet deadlines

Experience and Skills:

  • BS/BA Degree in applicable field and 10+ years of increasingly responsible experience required
  • Advanced Degree (Masters/PhD) preferred
  • Experience in a private environmental consulting firm preferred
  • Experience working with and/or for Metro, Caltrans, FTA, FHWA and/or local or a regional transportation/transit agency 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