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Renewable Energy Planner

Stantec Consulting International Ltd.
Santa Barbara County, California, US
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Jun 1, 2022

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Conservation science
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Stantec Renewable Energy Planner Santa Barbara , California

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that is critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Stantec is hiring a Renewable Energy Planner to support our Environmental Assessment, Permitting, and Compliance Business Line with an emphasis on assessment and permitting of renewable energy facilities and associated electric transmission and/or battery storage infrastructure. Job responsibilities include leading and preparing proposals, overseeing the preparation of environmental impact analysis documents and related technical studies and discretionary permit applications, managing projects, and supervising staff. This position offers the selected individual the ability to apply their technical, project management, and business development experience to a diverse range of projects and clients across California, as well as professional development opportunities within an established and rapidly growing consulting organization.

We are seeking candidates who have experience with environmental permitting for large, utility-scale solar and wind (on- and off-shore) and battery storage projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

Prepare, manage the preparation of, and review all types of environmental impact documents and associated mitigation programs in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), i.e., Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Programs, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and exemptions/exclusions.

Prepare, manage the preparation of, and review technical studies and associated field surveys informing CEQA and/or NEPA documents, e.g., biological resources surveys and reports, cultural resources surveys and reports, geotechnical surveys and reports, air quality reports, wetland delineations, etc.

Oversee preparation of environmental permit applications with various federal, state, and local agencies for a variety of project types/sizes.

Manage tasks and/or projects. Manage the project or task team (office- and field-based) and their assignments, deliverables, files and administrative record, safety program, subconsultants and their contracting process, and client and their expectations; and monitor and review project contracts, deliverables, schedule, and budget.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

Experienced CEQA/NEPA practitioner and environmental planner with ability to guide projects through the California and federal environmental permitting processes from constraints analysis/scoping through construction/certification.

Detailed understanding of CEQA/NEPA guidelines and ability to manage and review CEQA and NEPA sections for multiple resource categories, including topics outside the applicant's area of technical expertise.

Ability to analyze information, develop appropriate impact conclusions, and author feasible and effective mitigation measures.

Ability to plan, oversee, document, and review technical studies and associated field surveys informing environmental documents and/or constraints analyses.

Experience developing complex technical documentation and navigating multi-agency jurisdictions for projects with substantial community involvement or major environmental constraints.

Demonstrated attention to detail and accountability.

Recent project experience in California.

Effective in-person, video conference, and written communication with direct reports, colleagues, clients, regulatory agencies, the public, and subconsultants, and the ability to plan, lead, and document such communications.

Ability to work individually and as part of team, and proven ability to lead a team.

Valid driver's license and good driving record required.

Proficiency with MS Office suite (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat, Excel).


Familiarity with federal, state, and county permitting processes and applications (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Bureau of Land Management Right-of-Way Grant, California Fish and Wildlife 1600 Permit, California Coastal Act, county Conditional Use Permit). Experience with a range of lead CEQA/NEPA agencies (e.g., Bureau of Land Management, California Public Utilities Commission, Caltrans, counties).

Familiarity with federal and state habitat conservation planning programs (e.g., Habitat Conservation Plans, Natural Community Conservation Plans).

Experience with diverse project types (renewable and traditional energy, electrical transmission, battery storage, transportation, water, and community development projects).

Ability to travel periodically to support project work and business development.

Experience with scheduling, budgeting, contracting, or invoicing programs.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or related field required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum seven years of applicable professional experience.

Minimum five years of demonstrated project or task lead experience.

Minimum three years of experience working on renewable or traditional energy projects.

Training or academic background in a technical field such as air quality, cultural resources, hazardous materials, biological resources, or environmental law a plus.

Industry-specific training (specialized field surveys methods, CEQA/NEPA courses), certifications (e.g., PWS, CWB®, AICP, HAZWOPER), or species-specific handling permits a plus.

This position will be in a typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's' talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-California-Thousand Oaks

Other Locations : United States-California-Bakersfield, United States-California-Santa Maria, United States-California-San Diego, United States-California-Pasadena, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-California-Long Beach, United States-California-Santa Barbara, United States-California-Irvine, United States-California-San Bernardino

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 9, 2022, 11:34:14 AM

Vaccine Policy: Stantec requires some positions in North America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation to the extent required by law because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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