WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Environmental Project Manager (ID# 37152) in Fresno, California

Environmental Project Manager (ID# 37152) Fresno, CA

Category: Environmental Planning

Job Type: -

Minimum Experience: 15 Required Education: -

Job Description

The Program

Here is your opportunity to work on the first ever high-speed rail program in the U.S. while growing your career on a groundbreaking project. The California High-Speed Rail program will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. The system will also extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations.

The Role

The California High Speed Rail Authority has awarded WSP the Program Management role within the Rail Delivery Partners (RDP) program delivery team. As a result we have an immediate opportunity for an Environmental Project Manager. Candidates should have a strong expertise in NEPA and state environmental law, and be able to serve as both program and technical leadership for the analysis of environmental impact processes and documents in compliance with applicable governing statutes and regulations and appropriate mitigation monitoring processes. The Environmental Project Managers will work closely with the Authority and be part of the RDP environmental leadership team to provide assistance with environmental compliance and documentation expertise for a fast-paced high-speed rail project.

The successful candidate will guide the workload of project managers, consultants and technical peer reviewers in preparing environmental clearance documents for transportation projects, perform complex analyses and studies, oversee and review work, including: technical veracity that is being conducted by other consultants and Interact with executive leadership, the public and government agencies. This individual will coordinate technical review activities and report directly to the regional environmental manager within the RDP team.

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography or a closely related field

  • At least 20 years in progressively-responsible relevant experience

  • Proven leadership and program/project management skills

  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills

  • Track record in securing environmental clearances for transportation or other infrastructure projects

  • Expertise in NEPA, as well as other relevant state and federal environmental laws

  • Expertise in public outreach and stake-holder engagement related to environmental laws

  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work environment and work well under pressure

  • The ability to work well independently and in a team environment

  • Experience in developing and guiding teams in achieving environmental clearances with the USDOT, and other federal and state agencies as the environmental program manager or environmental project level manager

  • The ability to lead a group of project managers/consultants in overseeing and guiding the production of high quality, well-written environmental clearance documents and in establishing and promoting partnerships with other project management team staff, technical disciplines, client representatives, government agencies, and the Authority’s consultants

  • The ability to oversee teams in the environmental clearance document production process throughout environmental phases

  • Insight and experience in the numerous technical environmental resource areas covered in environmental documents including technical resources methodologies, peer review management and document production

  • Must be legally entitled to work in the U.S.A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) environmental and transportation planning processes and experience in preparing environmental documents for FRA

  • Experience in permitting and mitigation monitoring during the construction phase of a transportation project

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