CEQA/NEPA Senior Project Manager

Irvine, San Diego, CA
Full Time

CEQA/NEPA Senior Project Manager

Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today's complex challenges in planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California, Nevada, and Washington with a staff of over 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in the municipal, water, transportation, and education markets.

If you're a driven professional looking for a collaborative environment, work that makes a difference, and a firm that invests heavily in your growth, you could be a perfect fit for Harris & Associates

The CEQA/NEPA Senior Project Manager is a leader in the Environmental Planning + Compliance team responsible for management of client relationships, business development, overseeing preparation of environmental analyses and compliance documentation, project schedules and budgets, and internal and external coordination. The successful candidate will be detail oriented with strong organizational skills, a good communicator and presenter, and excellent writer and document reviewer. The position requires the ability to coordinate effectively with the project team, and to prioritize and complete high-quality work within specific deadlines. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and experience working in a team-oriented environment is also required. This position may require infrequent travel.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, prepare, and manage CEQA, NEPA, Planning and other environmental compliance documentation with in-house team members and/or specialist sub consultants in accordance with an approved scope of work, budget and schedule
  • Initiate discussions with internal team, sub consultants, clients, and regulatory agencies to identify and resolve complex project issues
  • Manage projects within Harris’ financial management system, including project set-up, monthly monitoring of individual tasks, invoicing, and preparation of monthly progress reports
  • Develop client relationships and identify opportunities to win new CEQA/NEPA and Planning work, in order to achieve a mutually agreed upon annual sales goal
  • Participate in business development activities including pre-positioning, proposal preparation (including qualifications, approach, scope of work, budget, and schedule development), and interviews to win work
  • Participate in professional organizations and activities to continue learning and enhance client and industry relationships and Harris’ visibility in the marketplace
  • Schedule and lead meetings, plan for and develop project deliverables, oversee work prepared by others, and conduct other necessary activities to meet client project needs
  • Provide quality control review of all CEQA and technical environmental documents prior to submittal to the client
  • Mentor and supervise junior staff

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Expert knowledge of CEQA and NEPA statues, guidelines, case law and any related activities, analysis, education, and communication
  • Understanding of local agency planning processes and State Planning laws and guidance Knowledge and experience with other federal and state environmental regulatory requirements, such as the AB 32, EO B-55-18, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to timely communicate to various project parties including designer, owner, contractor and authorities having jurisdiction
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in the strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Knowledge of project management principles with demonstrated project management skills and experience to successfully complete projects on time and within budget
  • Ability to take initiative and resolve conflicts that arise during the project with internal team and subconsultants, clients, and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to foster and cultivate the Harris culture and exemplify the Harris shared values
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish the work
  • Manage one’s own time and the time of others to meet project deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and change priorities quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and/or manage junior staff
  • Strong network of clients and industry professionals to draw upon for business development opportunities
  • Experience with business development pursuits, including participation in prepositioning activities, proposals and interviews
  • Experience working with jurisdictions in San Diego County, private developers, and regulatory agencies preferred

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 15 years of CEQA project management experience with increasing responsibilities on each assignment
  • College degree in environmental studies, urban/environmental planning, or related field.  An advanced degree (Masters) in any of these areas is preferable.
  • Continuing Education in CEQA regulations and other federal, state and local environmental regulations

The salary range for this position is $125,000-$175,000 his will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

Compensation & Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Harris & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability) and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Harris expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.



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