Environmental CEQA Planner - Transportation
Company: Michael Baker International
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: November 19, 2018
WHO WE ARE Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges. PLANNING PRACTICE We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places. DESCRIPTION Michael Baker is seeking a Full Time Environmental Planner specializing in environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This position involves the preparation of environmental documentation for various types of projects, but with a strong focus on transportation infrastructure. Ideal candidates should have experience with both locally and Federally-funded roadway projects, including a strong background with Caltrans requirements, including the Standard Environmental Reference (SER). Experience with Caltrans-specific technical studies, annotated outlines, joint documents, and methodologies/protocols is preferred. The Environmental Planner will provide support to Project Managers throughout all aspects of environmental review. The Environmental Planner will be responsible for writing the non-technical sections of CEQA/NEPA documents and other similar documents and for coordinating with internal technical staff and subconsultants. The position will also include assistance with proposal preparation. Strong emphasis will be placed on previous technical experience, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Successful candidates for this position will be motivated self-starters who can work independently and as part of a team. ---The best part of being an Environmental Planner at Michael Baker is that no two days will be the same. You will face different challenges every day as you manage and/or assist with complex environmental planning efforts. --- As an Environmental Planner, this position will involve the management and preparation of Initial Studies, EIRs, joint documents, and other CEQA/NEPA documents for clients. ---Team coordination, some business development pursuits and working both with our local professionals and the other offices of Michael Baker International are all in a day's work. ---You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping Michael Baker International provide innovative solutions to environmental planning challenges, big and small, and Making a Difference for the clients and communities we serve PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS ---You'll need a minimum of Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Planning, Ecology or a related field, a Master's degree is desirable, and a minimum of 4 years of experience. ---A strong background with environmental documentation for Caltrans projects/transportation infrastructure is preferred. ---To be successful, you'll need to be bright, organized, and determined; you'll also need to be able to build relationships with a wide variety of people. ---Of course, you'll have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams. ---A desire to produce first-class work products is essential; you'll need a demonstrated personal commitment to accuracy and quality. ---You'll need to be able to quickly get up to speed on our policy, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company's service offerings, and the standards relevant to your projects.
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