Environmental Scientist 1

Arcadis San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Arcadis is currently seeking an Environmental Planner to support a large utility infrastructure maintenance project in the Bay Area (San Francisco, CA or Concord, CA). This full-time position will require strict adherence to health and safety procedures, strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a passion for high quality workmanship.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Under supervision of senior-level staff, assisting in leading a regionally-focused multi-disciplinary team of scientists (i.e., biologists, cultural resources specialists, etc.), l coordination with land rights specialists, and customer relations and government relations professionals to achieve specifically defined project goals and objectives

  • Effectively and efficiently managing desktop environmental assessments using GIS and other available methods to address potential permitting requirements.

  • Conducting field reviews and site visits with other technical specialists, engineers, and construction personnel

Key Attributes:

  • A firm understanding of state and federal permit threshold requirements

  • Ability to understand elementary land rights (easements, process to acquire temporary rights, etc.) information and issues

  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communications skills

  • Team oriented, but ability to work independently and be self-directed given clear goals and objectives

  • Valid driver's license

  • Willingness to travel overnight in California from 2 to 4 times per month

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field

  • 0-2 years of experience in the environmental field

  • Knowledge of California and federal permit requirements

  • Experience preparing CEQA and NEPA documentation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in the planning, permitting, and/or supporting the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of electric or gas transmission facilities, or other similar type of infrastructures (i.e., water, sewer, oil and gas, etc.)
  • Previous experience with linear utility infrastructure programs

Employment Type

Regular


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