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Senior Environmental Planner & Project Manager - Energy

ICF Olson
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Nov 1, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Senior Environmental Planner & Project Manager - Energy page is loaded Senior Environmental Planner & Project Manager - Energy Apply locations San Francisco, CA Sacramento, CA time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id R2303776

Senior Environmental Planner & Project Manager - Energy

Sacramento, San Franciso, CA or CA Remote

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 an experienced Project Manager and Environmental Planner with consulting experience to play a key role in our growing energy business in California. The ideal candidate will have electrical transmission or energy project and client management experience with technical expertise leading environmental permitting, state entitlement process, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and associated regulations. Projects requiring immediate support are in northern, central, and coastal regions of California. Site visits to project locations is required.

Job Description

The primary duty of this role is to lead the development and implementation of environmental and regulatory compliance documents for utility-related projects with a focus on energy projects. This person will work directly with clients, engineers, and construction team members, to support environmental assessments, regulatory permitting, construction compliance, and construction implementation activities.

A strong working knowledge of environmental compliance processes and experience working directly with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private sector clients such as renewable energy developers, and commercial/residential/industrial developers, and engineering companies is preferred. At a minimum, the position requires experience preparing environmental or local development related permit applications, drafting technical reports and deliverables, managing, and tracking multiple projects concurrently, and working effectively with external clients.

Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as a project manager or task manager as appropriate for environmental compliance of development projects, infrastructure projects, and land use plans, overseeing the preparation of documents, reports, presentations, technical memoranda, public notices, forms, and other work products.
  • Conduct research; write proficiently; and manage multiple project schedules with competing deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Interface directly with key clients and help build and maintain great relationships.
  • Manage and author deliverables.
  • Be a collaborative member of an integrated project team of engineers, scientists, planners, regulators, and other stakeholders.
  • Clearly communicate timelines and gather data from individuals across multiple lines of business and departments and follow up, as necessary.
  • Professionally manage relations and expectations with clients while identifying new opportunities for business development.
  • Participate in regular team meetings with the potential for occasional travel to client offices and remote project sites.
  • A desire to lead internal teams of staff and subconsultants to exceed client expectations in an environment that fosters growth, collaboration, and clear communication in a fast-paced setting with competing demands.
  • In a team setting, contribute to business development efforts, including proposal efforts within subject matter expertise.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in environmental science, biology, transportation/transit planning, communications, or related field.
  • 5+ years of environmental planning and/or professional-related experience in a consulting or team-based environment.

Professional Skills
  • Experience preparing and managing high-quality CEQA and NEPA documents for federal, state, and local government agencies; and/or experience preparing and managing high-quality CEQA documents for private sector clients and engineering firms.
  • Experience obtaining environmental permits and reviewing technical studies such as those addressing biological resources, cultural resources, air quality, noise, traffic, and hydrology.
  • Project management experience working within a private consulting firm including the ability to take and give directions, stay organized, and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience interfacing with internal staff, external clients, members of the public, and government officials.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Possess analytic, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Proven success in working well independently and operating collaboratively on a team to resolve challenges in a neutral fashion.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to your career 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
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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 :
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