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Principal Environmental Planner and Project Manager

Florin, California, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

Principal Environmental Planner

Sacramento or San Francisco, CA

We are the Environment & Planning Division of ICF. We are passionate about doing what's right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence-these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow. If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.

ICF is seeking a Principal Environmental Planner to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with senior ICF professional staff and client and stakeholder staff on complex projects. Job duties will be primarily focused on environmental compliance for infrastructure projects including water resources, transportation, energy, and planning and development market sectors. The Senior Environmental Planner will serve as internal staff management and external client-facing Project Manager role. This role will be remote as we continue to move through the pandemic, but once on-site work resumes, you may be required to work in either our Sacramento or San Francisco, CA office.

What You Will Do
  • Serving as a liaison to direct technical staff on project teams.
  • Managing project deliverables with document production staff.
  • Monitoring project scopes, schedules, and budgets.
  • Organizing and facilitating meetings (such as preparing agendas, developing and presenting meeting content, and preparing summaries).
  • Communicating with clients, stakeholders, and agency staff.
  • Provide feedback, authoring and reviewing analytical sections of environmental documents.

What You Must Have
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental policy, environmental planning, environmental science, or related field.
  • 10+ years of experience, preferably in environmental consulting, environmental law, or working for a federal/state environmental agency
  • 5+ years of experience working with and managing complex documents related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and/or the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Experience with project management and task leadership

What We'd Like You To Have
  • Experience with water resources, flood management, transportation, development, or other infrastructure development in California.
  • Desire to understand highly technical aspects of transportation projects including permitting, resource effects, and agency requirements
  • Demonstrable technical writing experience
  • Experience overseeing development of technical and/or environmental compliance reports
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with clients and agency staff
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.




Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we're not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: Know Your Rights ( and Pay Transparency Statement .

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$125,443.00 - $213,252.00

Sacramento, CA (CA82)

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