Renewable Energy Assistant Project Manager

Various Locations, CA
Full Time
Renewable Energy
Mid Level
Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a flexible and proactive Renewable Energy Assistant Project Manager with a Natural Resources background, and strong project and task management skills. This role includes overseeing multidisciplinary technical assignments to ensure timely project completion and budget adherence through scheduling, progress monitoring, issue resolution, and fostering effective team communication. Responsibilities also include client coordination, oversight of regulatory permitting and natural resource tasks, and managing project deliverables related to renewable energy projects.

Ideal candidates will have a biology education and/or background, project management experience, strong organizational and communication skills, and a positive attitude. Environmental consulting experience and familiarity with CEQA/NEPA processes is a plus.

While this role may offer flexible work arrangements that can include a mix of in-office and remote work, our changing business needs will ultimately determine our level of remote-work flexibility. Additionally, to promote in-person collaboration and client teaming, we prioritize hiring those who reside within 50 miles of a Rincon office which currently includes: Carlsbad, Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Oakland, Palm Springs, Riverside, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.

Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with subject matter experts across disciplines to ensure timely project completion and adherence to budget, including scheduling project tasks and completion of deliverables, while fostering effective team communication, often for multiple concurrent projects.
  • Identify and implement solutions that streamline processes and enhance efficiency across the program. Troubleshoot issues that arise during the project lifecycle.
  • Ensure clear and consistent communication with clients regarding project status and requirements.
  • Track and manage environmental compliance and regulatory requirements during various project phases.
  • Oversee and work with biologists to obtain, summarize, and analyze biological data for inclusion in deliverables.
  • Support research for renewable energy, electric transmission, and energy generation facilities projects.
  • Assist in the management and preparation of environmental documents and studies in support of regulations required under CEQA and NEPA, and permitting under ESA, CESA, and jurisdictional waters regulations. 
  • Contribute to the clean energy future of California.

This Job Might Be for You If You Have the Following:
  • Minimum B.A./B.S. in biology or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years consulting experience and 2 years of relevant project management experience. 
  • A practical understanding of CEQA and/or NEPA, as well as knowledge of other federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations is highly preferred.
  • Highly motivated with excellent technical writing, interpersonal, and communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, strong time management skills.
  • Self-starter willing to tackle a variety of tasks simultaneously. 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and well-developed soft skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.  
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). 

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California and is recognized as a ‘Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For’ by the Zweig Group. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, sustainability, climate change, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 400+ associates in 13 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $82,000-$124,000 plus benefits and bonus. At Rincon, our salary ranges are based on market median of similar jobs, according to third party salary benchmark surveys. The base pay that is offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards Package, providing our valued employees with many benefits to enhance their well-being and financial security. Our health benefits include a range of options such as HMO, PPO, HDHP, and Health Savings Account choices, ensuring you have the flexibility to select the plan that best suits your needs.

Additionally, you can enjoy peace of mind with employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, as well as dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. We prioritize your well-being by offering three weeks of vacation accrual in the first year, paid sick leave, and paid holidays, ensuring you have ample time off to rejuvenate. Planning for your future is made easier through our 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan and bonus opportunities. 

Beyond the essentials, Rincon recognizes the importance of personal and professional growth, that's why we provide opportunities for professional development and mentoring. Our commitment extends to the community through Volunteer Pay for a Day, reinforcing the values of social responsibility. Moreover, we go the extra mile with additional perks like Flexible Spending & Dependent Care, Supplemental life insurance, Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance, and much more. Check out more details on our Rincon Consultants webpage here! 

 

Rincon Consultants, Inc does not accept unsolicited applicant/candidate resumes from search firm recruiters and/or temporary agencies that do not have a signed contract and specified work order with Rincon Consultants. Further, such resumes received will be deemed the sole property of Rincon Consultants and no fees will be paid in the event Rincon Consultants subsequently hires such individual. Rincon Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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