Environmental Planner/Scientist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512171-740021
    • Job Location: San Jose, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 14, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Type of Degree: BA,BS
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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 12 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 an Environmental Planner/Scientist to join our team. Career-minded, self-starters will thrive on our highly successful Environmental Planning and Sustainability team. Rincon offers great flexibility and provides an amazing platform for those wanting to expand the breadth and depth of their skills.

The Environmental Planner/Scientist will:

  • Manage and provide quality assurance/quality control of CEQA and NEPA documents
  • Conduct field work necessary to complete planning technical studies, environmental documents, and policy documents for specific projects as assigned
  • Manage and complete assignments within parameters of job timeframes and budget
  • Present at client and/or city meetings/hearings pertaining to existing and potential projects
  • Consult with federal, state and local regulatory agencies on scope and impact of projects
  • Lead and participate in company outreach/marketing and business development efforts
  • Provide staff mentoring and development


Experience and Skills:

Qualified candidates will have completed a BA/BS degree or higher (preferably in environmental science, urban planning or a related discipline). The successful candidate will possess 3+ years of related experience with demonstrated experience in environmental impact assessment, land use planning, land development/entitlements, and/or urban design. Experience with a role in a private environmental consulting firm, including schedule and budget management skills is preferred. Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a large multi-disciplinary team are also required. The candidate will have a willingness to travel as projects required.

Total Rewards Package* Includes:

  • HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
  • Three Weeks’ Vacation accrued in the first year
  • 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
  • 2x/Year Bonus Opportunities
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
  • Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Dental, vision, prescription drug
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Volunteer Pay for a Day
  • Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance
  • Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
  • And much, much more!

*All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees. 

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.