Environmental Project Manager

HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. (HELIX), a growing, employee-owned California-based environmental consulting and planning firm, is seeking one or more Project Managers to support the high-quality consultant teams in our Irvine, Carlsbad and La Mesa, California, offices, working from one of those three offices. HELIX offers environmental, biological, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Our Environmental Planning Group prepares CEQA/NEPA documentation and related studies for a wide range of projects including highways, rail, airports, energy/utilities and water/wastewater facilities, residential developments and planned communities, various community and infrastructure plans, commercial/industrial development, educational facilities, and military facilities.

The successful applicant(s) will be responsible for managing the preparation and processing of CEQA/NEPA compliance documents and related technical studies, as well as assisting other Project Managers with their projects. Duties include document preparation; coordination with other environmental planning staff, in-house technical specialists and subconsultants, as well as interaction with clients and reviewing agencies. Proposal preparation and business development are also required, and the successful applicant(s) must possess the experience, basic communication skills and interest for these activities.

The Project Manager position(s) require an individual with a minimum of 5 years experience in the preparation of CEQA and/or NEPA compliance documents (not including technical studies), including at least 3 years of project management experience. If substantial additional experience is demonstrated, the individual may qualify as a Senior Project Manager. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities. Experience with a variety of infrastructure and development project types, CEQA and/or NEPA document types and private sector/public agency clients is desirable. The applicant must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude and experience working in a team-oriented environment. Please note that this is not a laboratory, environmental testing/field compliance, or hazardous materials studies/management position. Experience working within the southern California environmental and regulatory setting is desired.

Why work for HELIX? We are an employee-owned firm, hard-working with a casual and collaborative work environment. Our employees describe us as Client-focused, Caring, Team-oriented, Focused on Integrity, and Flexible. In addition to our competitive benefit package, we have robust, award-winning wellness and community volunteer programs, monthly happy hours, company-sponsored parties, an on-site employee-managed garden, and much more! We are excited to meet you!

Please submit a cover letter in addition to your resume.

Salary DOE

HELIX is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, family status, or veteran status.

Requirements
•Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in environmental studies, environmental science, geography, natural science, environmental engineering, public planning, or a related field.
•Minimum 5 years experience in the preparation of CEQA and/or NEPA compliance documents, including at least 3 years of experience in the preparation of proposals and management of CEQA and/or NEPA compliance projects.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
•Knowledge of the southern California environmental and regulatory setting.
•Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Additional skills considered a plus
•Master’s or PhD degree (or equivalent) in environmental studies, environmental science, geography, natural science, environmental engineering, public planning, business, or a related field.
•Experience in leading proposals and business pursuits, and the marketing of consulting services.
•Experience preparing CEQA/NEPA compliance documents for transportation projects including highway, transit and/or airport improvements; private sector development projects; and water infrastructure improvements.
•Extensive work experience within Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties.