Senior Environmental Planner (Transportation)

LSA Associates, Inc. (LSA) is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner (Transportation) for its Irvine office. The ideal candidate will have 5 to 7 years of experience successfully preparing and managing CEQA and NEPA documents with specific knowledge of Caltrans, FHWA, and FTA requirements. The primary duty of this role is to manage CEQA, NEPA, and other environmental compliance documents for a wide range of local government and transportation clients. Some experience with non-transportation (e.g., private development, infrastructure) is also desired.

Candidates require experience overseeing all aspects of a project including leading meetings with clients and regulatory agencies, coordinating reviews with environmental and technical staff, scoping projects for the appropriate level of environmental review, budget control and invoicing, maintaining schedules, managing subconsultants, and conducting quality control. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage several projects simultaneously. The position will also include business development, marketing, and proposal preparation.

A bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental studies, transportation and/or environmental planning or related field is required. Strong emphasis will be placed on previous technical experience with transportation agencies, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment are essential.