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Mid-Level Environmental Planner/Project Manager
Scout Environmental, Inc. (Scout) is seeking a Mid-Level Environmental Planner/Project Manager with experience managing and contributing to the preparation of environmental planning documentation (i.e., National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]/California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA] documents). Other areas of competency include water/water quality, wetland delineation and/or mitigation, GIS, permitting (including agency coordination), due diligence, impact assessments, listed species, etc. An understanding of the key regulatory requirements at the national and state level (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CWA, NHPA, etc.) is essential. While the geographic focus of this position is the southwest, work may occur nationwide.
Headquartered in San Diego (Encinitas), Scout provides environmental planning, environmental compliance, and other services to clients nationwide. Scout is a federally certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a California certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE).
This is a part-time (hourly) position to start, with the potential to become full-time position in the future. The expectation is that the individual will initially work in Scout’s San Diego office (Encinitas) with flexibility to work some days of the week remotely. The specific terms of employment will be determined, commensurate with applicant’s experience/background.
Your Primary Responsibilities Will Include:
- Manage the preparation of environmental planning documents (i.e., NEPA/CEQA) including developing budgets and schedules, managing teams, and interfacing with the client.
- Contributing to documents by way of data collection, authoring document sections, preparing impact analyses, identifying potential mitigation measures, and contributing to the public involvement process.
- Establish and maintain a high level of communication directly with the client, coworkers, partner firms, and other work-related persons.
- Conduct project kickoff meetings for team members to explain the proposed project, project issues, sensitive concerns, communication protocols, schedule, and format for environmental documents.
- Develop and advise clients, subconsultants, and project teams on the technical approach to environmental issue area analysis.
- Form, organize, oversee, and coordinate with teams conducting field work, research, and impact analysis.
- Provide technical and interdisciplinary team oversight including management of subcontractors, quality control of work products, budget management, and schedule control.
- Execute projects in compliance with the contract and Scout standards.
- Review invoices and manage accounts receivable and work-in-progress to ensure prompt invoicing and payment.
- Review and approve project subconsultant invoices.
- Interface with clients and participating agencies/departments and conduct and participate in public and private sector project meetings, including making presentations to the public during scoping, community meetings, and public hearings.
- Develop and maintain existing and new business relationships.
- Identify and pursue leads, contribute to proposals, and successfully procure project contracts. Build relations leading to follow-on and repeat work and attract new projects based on your history of quality work.
- Train and mentor in-house staff or subconsultant team members to meet Scout and client objectives.
You Are Qualified Because You Have:
- A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, science, engineering, planning, or related degree.
- 5-8+ years of experience in managing the preparation of environmental planning documents or demonstrated understanding of environmental issues, regulatory compliance, or resource conservation/preservation (graduate study may count toward professional experience).
- Competence with NEPA, CEQA, and related environmental laws and compliance requirements.
- Ability to multi-task in a team environment across a multi-office organization.
- Confidence to interact directly with clients and other subject matter experts, and the humility and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a collaborative team environment.
- Flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to teamwork, and proven ability to be a motivated self-starter.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and establish or shift priorities under tight deadlines.
- Excellent organizational, verbal, writing, and analytical skills.
- An ability to exercise professional discretion and judgment.
- Legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Ability to travel as required.
- Live within an acceptable daily commuting distance to the Scout Encinitas office (some future remote working will be possible).
Other Qualifications (NOT REQUIRED):
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired, but not required.
- Experience performing NEPA for the Department of Defense.
- Military veterans with equivalent military experience are encouraged to apply.
Benefits Include (full time only)
- Opportunity to join a thriving, new small business with career development opportunities.
- Health/dental/vision insurance.
- Paid time off accrued in the first year (accrual rate dependent on years of experience).
- 401(k) retirement plan.
- Eight paid holidays.
- Employer paid long-term disability insurance.
- Continuing education support.
Scout is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Interested and qualified applicants should provide your cover letter and resume to the attention of Ms. Roxanne Beasley at email@example.com. For more information about Scout and the work we do, please visit our website at www.scoutenv.com.
Facility Condition Assessors/Inspector
Scout Environmental, Inc. (Scout) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in northern San Diego County (Encinitas, CA) focused on providing facility condition assessment services and environmental planning, compliance, and engineering services to the Department of Defense (DoD) throughout the United States. Scout is seeking Facility Condition Assessors/Inspectors to support this emerging service area. The position will likely require up to 70% or more of travel. Initially, most of the travel will be in the southwest (CA and AZ), but can be nationwide and potentially international. Travel per diem will be provided and all travel expenses will be reimbursed. Travel-related mileage and associated other benefits (e.g., hotel reward points) earned will be the employees to keep. The specific terms of employment (full time/part time, benefits, salary) to be determined commensurate with applicant’s experience/background and specific project needs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct an inventory of client facilities properly classifying building components in accordance with ASTM UNIFORMAT II.
- Perform assessments of client facilities using professional expertise and judgment to determine physical condition and conformance with specifications and building codes.
- Experience using facility condition assessment software. Knowledge of BUILDER™ web-based Sustainment Management System (SMS) software application developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) is highly desirable; however, Scout will train good candidates in the use of this software.
- Use of computer tablets with built-in cameras (e.g., MS Surface Pro) to document building system conditions (mechanical or electrical systems and subcomponents; architectural finishes, etc.) encountered during assessments and providing justification for determination of the physical condition.
- Work under direct supervision and in accordance with instructions and standard practices.
- Physical ability to inspect large complexes at fast pace (assessors typically walk up to 5 miles per day) and the employee must occasionally lift and/ or move up to 40 pounds.
- 5+ years’ experience in conducting facility condition assessments or formal trade school education in plumbing, roofing, mechanical systems.
- Ability to travel, up to 70% or more (primarily throughout the United States, but potentially overseas).
- Valid U.S. passport or ability to quickly get one.
- Good technical writing skills required.
- Good mathematical aptitude required.
- Ability to read engineering drawings, specifications, and inspection instructions.
- Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
Other Qualifications (NOT REQUIRED):
- Degree/certification in architecture, engineering, construction management, or other applicable field
- International Code Council (ICC) certification
- ASHRAE Level I and Level II energy auditor
- Professional engineering registration
- Military veterans with equivalent military experience are encouraged to apply
Please send your resume and cover letter attention to Roxanne Beasley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“When I started my career more than 25 years ago, I was hired by a new company. The owners provided me with unimaginable opportunities to grow and develop. One of my great motivations for starting Scout Environmental is to provide similar opportunities to new hires who I know will rise to the challenge and be successful.”