CEQA Analyst/Project Manager
We are seeking a motivated and experienced CEQA Analyst and Project Manager to join our environmental sciences team in either our San Jose or Berkeley, California, office. This is a full-time, hourly position with opportunity for growth. While MIG staff are currently working remotely due to COVID, we anticipate resuming in-office work soon (with potential for occasional remote work). Proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination with at least one booster will be required for future in-person work.
Collaborative Teammate: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team conducting environmental impact assessments on a wide variety of projects in the greater Bay Area and throughout California. Your colleagues will include biologists, air quality and noise specialists, landscape architects, and planners. This team specializes in finding solutions to complex technical and regulatory issues in planning, design, and management of the built and natural environment.
Project Work: You will work with a team developing and publishing environmental documents, including independent drafting of clear and concise CEQA/NEPA document text, conducting research, and maintaining an accurate project record.
Managing Projects: You will develop and manage projects commensurate with your experience, including scopes of work, budgets, schedules, and internal and external subconsultant and client teams. In addition, Project Managers at MIG maintain client relationships; identify the correct course of action to the client; represent clients at public hearings and meetings; and set the standards for excellence, responsiveness, and accountability.
Project Types: MIG has a broad range of clients and project types including but not limited to public infrastructure and utility projects; park, open space, and trail projects; residential projects; planning documents such as General Plans, Specific Plans, and Park Master Plans; and school projects. The projects you will typically work on will include technical environmental impact assessments (CEQA and NEPA) and environmental compliance programs for cities, counties, regional and local districts, and other public and private-sector clients.
As a successful candidate, you will be able to manage time and competing priorities, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team, and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. In addition, you must have some combination of the following qualifications:
- A Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, urban planning, or an associated field (a Master’s degree in a complementary field is a plus).
- Working knowledge of CEQA/NEPA processes, ideally as part of a consulting or agency team.
- Working knowledge of the primary laws (CEQA, NEPA, CESA, ESA, Clean Water Act, etc.) and regulatory agencies (BAAQMD, RWQCB, CDFW, USFWS, USACE, Coastal Commission, BCDC, State Lands Commission, LAFCo) that direct the environmental analysis process in California.
- Experience in managing public and/or private-sector projects, including maintaining compliance with project contracts, drafting and managing scopes, budgets, and schedules, as well as working with clients and partners to execute the project work.
- You are professional and organized with exceptional attention to detail.
- You have excellent analytical and technical writing skills.
- You are an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others, but you can also work independently.
- You have software proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, and may have working knowledge of other relevant software.