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 14, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 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 13 offices located in northern, central, and southern CA are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

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


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


Rincon Consultants does not accept unsolicited applicant/candidate resumes from search firm recruiters and/or temporary agencies that do not have a signed contract and specified work order with Rincon Consultants. Further, such resumes received will be deemed the sole property of Rincon Consultants and no fees will be paid in the event Rincon Consultants subsequently hires such individual. Rincon Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.