Veterans Preferred - Environmental Scientist

Oakland, California, US
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply.
Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Support Environmental Planning and Permitting services and have a hand in transforming tomorrow. As a planner within the Environmental Planning and Permitting Practice, you'll have the chance to provide permitting planning support on fast-paced projects with regular client interaction. You will work closely with and lead other planners, engineers, resource experts such as biologists and cultural resource staff, with multiple private and public sector clients. You will help on utility, renewables, and other types of projects which may include - planning and permitting of electric lines, natural gas lines, solar, battery storage, and transportation.

Based in Oakland office, you'll work on a wide variety of work. You'll use and increase your knowledge of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental regulations, such as Clean Water Act 401 certificates, USACE section 404 permits, federal and state endangered species requirements, and stormwater management programs. You'll also research and prepare technical memos and reports, including internal client documents, CEQA and NEPA documents, permit applications and coordinating permitting issues with regulatory agency staff. During your time with us, you will develop your planning and permitting skills on a variety of projects located throughout the state, as well as growing your core skills in task coordination and leadership. You'll work with highly skilled and experienced members of our team as well as established clients that will provide you with the opportunity to continue to grow your professional network and your career. We have a strong commitment and culture of mentoring staff as well as senior level experts that really want to help you succeed and grow your career.

At Jacobs, we're partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you'll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here's What You'll Need:

• Bachelor's Degree or higher, in Urban, Regional or Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Geography, Biology/Ecology, or related field

• 3-6 years' worth of work experience in environmental planning or permitting.

• An understanding of environmental regulations such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and resource agency permitting, particularly as applied to work in California is a plus

• Ability to work both individually and as part of a collaborative team contributing to the preparation of environmental documentation

• Ability to work full-time in Northern California, with a regular presence in our Oakland office once COVID restrictions are lifted, and travel to project sites within the state for planning reviews.

• A have Class C driver's license or equivalent for travel purposes

Ideally, you'll also have:

• 2-3 years' worth of experience coordinating tasks / deliverables with multiple technical leads / stakeholders

• Experience and understanding of 401/404 requirements, federal and state endangered species laws, and stormwater management

• Ability to read technical documents on multiple subject areas, understand and summarize key points

• An understanding of linear utility construction methods, planning and permitting in California.

• Ability to provide quality control of self-produced work products and delivery of documents and tasks that are accurate and well-organized

• Strong self-starter with ability to balance work on multiple projects simultaneously

• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational skills

• Experience with GIS

• Experience and comfort handling public involvement, agency coordination, and interfacing with clients, stakeholders and other professionals
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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