Senior Biologist / Project Manager

Various Locations, CA
Full Time
Natural Resources
Experienced

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Senior Biologist / Project Manager to join our Natural Resources team in California. The team member in this role will be responsible for delegating and overseeing workflow and successful project execution, working directly with their peers and junior staff. 

The ideal candidate is located in Oakland, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, or Los AngelesWhile 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:

Technical Work

  • Prepare high quality technical studies and environmental documents, including Biological Resource Assessments, biological CEQA/NEPA analyses, Jurisdictional Delineations, and permit application packages
  • Identify optimal permitting pathways for complex projects, and develop required technical studies and application materials
  • Conduct stream/wetland delineations and other fieldwork necessary to complete biological documentation for projects
  • Travel (with overnight stays) when needed

Project Management

  • Oversee complex biological permitting projects (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Coastal Act, others)
  • Manage and complete moderate to large sized projects and major tasks of larger projects in a largely unsupervised manner
  • Coordinate and track assignments, scopes, schedules budgets and deliverables
  • Serve as Rincon’s primary Project point of contact for the client and regulatory agencies
  • Provide technical direction to staff and subcontractors
  • Lead QA/QC of technical reports, project budgets, and schedules

Business Development

  • Client outreach
  • Proposal writing and development of cost and schedule estimates
  • Client interviews
  • Presentations

This Job Might Be for You If You Have the Following:

  • Minimum of 6 years of progressive and successful environmental consulting experience in the above three areas (Technical Work, Project Management, and Business Development) 
  • BS or MS in Biology or equivalent from an accredited university or college; or PhD in Biology or equivalent and 4+ years of relevant experience 
  • Demonstration of past/current success in supervising employees, being solution-oriented, and fostering positive relationship with staff, clients, agencies and subconsultants 
  • Demonstrated experience with:
    • Biological resource assessments (CEQA/NEPA)
    • Botanical surveys
    • Wildlife species surveys
    • Wetland delineations & jurisdictional determinations
    • CRAM assessments
    • Regulatory permitting
    • Regulatory compliance oversight and monitoring
    • Restoration planning, habitat management, mitigation monitoring
    • Utility / energy / water / transportation projects

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 $84,000-$138,000, 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 actually 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


 

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