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Power Engineers Environmental Project Manager in Anaheim, California

Environmental Project Manager

Location: Anaheim

State/Territory: California

Department: Western Env Svc PM/Planning Dept


Environmental Project Manager

POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specializes in the areas of air, water, waste, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45 offices located across the country and internationally.

We are seeking an Environmental Project Manager for the Western Environmental Region to manage environmental siting, planning, and permitting of small to large energy projects. The successful candidate will have demonstrated California expertise in environmental planning and analysis, State (including CEQA) and NEPA compliance, public involvement, technical writing, project management, and business development in one or more of the following areas: electric transmission lines and substations, renewable power generation facilities, and/or energy storage. Extensive knowledge and demonstrated expertise in federal and state environmental policy and regulation are required. This position will be based in our Anaheim, California office with the ability to work remotely from within the Southern California locale.

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include coordinating project team’s work and deliverables, monitoring schedule and budget, business development, and interfacing with internal Project Managers/Staff and clients. Other responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Project Manager of energy-related projects

  • Manage multiple projects at various stages, disciplines, and locations

  • Lead project teams for key clients, particularly San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) and other utilities

  • Interface with internal and external project managers/staff, clients, and sub-contractors

  • Coordinate with federal, California, and local agencies for project permitting

  • Client coordination including project scope, budget, schedule, and forecasting

  • Business development and proposal writing

  • Ability to attend and participate in open house and public meetings

  • Travel up to 30% of time for client and marketing meetings

  • Review and submit environmental planning and analysis documents to clients

  • Prepare, review and/or assist clients with submittals for federal, state, and local permit applications

Required Education/Experience

  • BS degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Engineering, or related degree

  • Ten (10) + years of experience coordinating or managing environmental permitting and planning for energy-related projects

  • Must have skills in project management, technical writing, environmental planning and analysis, regulatory compliance, and public involvement

  • Must have working knowledge and demonstrated experience in federal and state environmental policy and regulation is required

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills with clients, defining and understanding client requirements, managing expectations, communicating with project staff, and department management

  • Interest in pursuing and capturing work under existing MSA contracts, generating business development leads, preparing proposals and presentations, and capturing project work

Desired Education/Experience

  • MS in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or related degree

  • Previous utility background and experience

  • Experience in proposal writing and presentations a plus

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: electric transmission lines and substations, energy storage, renewable power generation facilities, and/or natural gas pipelines

  • CEQA experience

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to positively impact society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefits package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K       

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us! 



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