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CEQA/NEPA Project Manager

  1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    Responsible for managing the technical and financial tasks of environmental documents, and providing opportunities to assist technical staff in professional growth. Also responsible for assisting in marketing activities of the division.

  2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Administrative

    • Manage administration of clients and sub consultant contracts, project budgets, and billings
    • Prepare project invoices and monitor accounts receivables in a timely and effective manner
    • Provide input for long-range financial planning (i.e., 3- to 6-month workload projections)
    • Review contractual terms and identify potential conflicts
    • Review and approve project sub consultant invoices

    Personnel Supervision/Development/Training

    • Plan, organize, schedule, assign, coordinate, and direct the activities of project staff
    • Participate in staff training programs. Review research and written materials submitted from staff and suggest improvements
    • Keep abreast of recent legislative, administrative, and judicial interpretations of related environmental statutes and ensure that staff is well informed of changes
    • Identify the need for technical and production staff assistance for projects and assign staff accordingly

    Technical/Quality Assurance

    • Establish and maintain a high level of communication directly with the client and subconsultants
    • Conduct project initiation meetings for team members to explain the proposed project, project issues, sensitive concerns, and format for environmental documents
    • Conduct and participate in public and private sector project meetings, including making presentations to the public during scoping, community meetings, and public hearings
    • Establish task budgets and time schedules and coordinate with the overall project
    • Review staff research and written material for content, conciseness, and completeness. Review subconsultant work for comprehensive and completeness
    • Conduct research and prepare technical sections for environmental documents

    Marketing

    • Coordinate and prepare proposal and qualification packages with the Marketing Department
    • Develop project opportunities through proactive marketing of the firm
    • Prepare fee, schedule, and scope of work for proposals. Provide opportunities to maximize profitability
    • Identify project subconsultants and coordinate their input for proposals and qualifications
    • Assist marketing efforts by providing complete project descriptions on current projects, and updating resume as needed
  3. EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED

    Education

    A combination of education and experience which provides the requested knowledge and skills to effectively fill this position. Typical qualifications include, or are equivalent to:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Planning, Geography, or related field
    • At least 4 years of professional experience in the environmental and/or planning field

    Knowledge

    Thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the environmental consulting industry, including:

    • CEQA and/or NEPA and their processing requirements
    • Project management techniques
    • Marketing and proposal preparation
    • Financial management principles and practices

    Skills

    Ability to:

    • Plan, organize, assign, and coordinate the activities of technical and support staff and subconsultants on assigned projects
    • Supervise and efficiently edit technical staff’s written materials to provide constructive feedback
    • Proactively and efficiently manage multiple projects
    • Communicate effectively through written and oral methods
    • Promote teamwork through interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software applications, especially Word and Excel; as well as Internet usage

How to apply:

FCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email your resume with cover letter and salary history to careers@firstcarbonsolutions.com with "Project Manager - Last, First Name" in the subject heading.

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