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Senior Environmental Planner

Senior Environmental Planner

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Work Location 
US-CA-Santa Barbara
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Planner to serve as key member of Environmental Planning Leadership Team in California, with focus on business development, expansion of client base, and staffing growth in Southern California. Management and preparation of documentation compliant with both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for a variety of project scopes and clients. Specific tasks would include preparing and adhering to scopes, schedules, budgets, completing or overseeing all components of environmental documentation, and managing and mentoring junior staff. Will work collaboratively with Environmental Planning leadership and technical staff throughout California and nationwide.


Key Responsibilities

  • Successfully manage all aspects of medium to large sized projects, encompassing development of proposals, including development of scope of work / technical approach, budget, and schedule
  • Liaison with client, agencies, and consultant team members
  • Mentor junior staff

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS / BA in environmental studies, planning, natural resources, or related field (MA in related field may substitute for some experience)
  • 10+ years increasingly responsible experience in technical field
  • Demonstrated experience with CEQA / NEPA
  • Solid understanding of NEPA and / or CEQA requirements and processes
  • Ability to work effectively and independently in a CEQA / NEPA project / program manager role
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Experience with marketing, proposals, and business development
  • Attention and commitment to timely completion of high-quality work

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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