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Senior Project Manager, CEQA

Job Summary

The Senior CEQA Project Manager is responsible for management of client relationships, overseeing preparation of environmental analyses and compliance documentation, project schedules and budgets, and internal and external coordination associated with project work and other environmental service activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, prepare, and manage CEQA and other environmental compliance documentation with in-house team and/or specialist subconsultants in accordance with an approved scope of work, budget and schedule
  • Interact with internal team, subconsultants, 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
  • Participate in business development activities including prepositioning, proposal preparation, and interviews to win work
  • 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 eventually supervise junior staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Expert knowledge of CEQA and NEPA statues, guidelines, case law and any related activities, analysis, education, and communication
  • Knowledge and experience with other federal and state environmental regulatory requirements, such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act
  • Experience working on projects within the coastal zone of San Diego County dealing with complex coastal issues and multiple stakeholders
  • 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
  • Ability to take the initiative to 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 in order to meet project deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and change priorities quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and/or manage junior staff
  • Experience with business development, including participation in prepositioning activities, proposals and interviews

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 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

Compensation and Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Harris & Associates is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.  We invite resumes from all interested and qualified candidates including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Harris & Associates an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability)

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