Principal/Director - Environmental and Earth Systems

Various Locations, CA
Full Time
Environmental & Earth Systems
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Director/Principal to join our Environmental and Earth Systems (EES) practice. The EES practice comprises geologists, hydrogeologists, environmental engineers, and environmental scientists who contribute to a wide range of project types, including environmental site assessment and remediation, due diligence, watershed sciences, and environmental construction compliance and management. The EES practice supports a broad client base, including private sector, municipality, and public agency clients. In addition, EES works collaboratively with Rincon’s other practice areas including Environmental/Community Planning, Natural and Cultural Resources, Marine Services, and Sustainability and Climate Action, to identify, pursue, and implement high-profile, multi-disciplinary projects across several major market sectors.

As a Director/Principal with Rincon, your responsibilities will include overseeing technical work programs, client management, mentoring staff, expanding existing work programs and developing new business, and working collaboratively within EES and across service lines to support Rincon’s continued growth trajectory while being true to our culture. As a people-first firm, accountability, transparency, discipline, and fairness are key attributes that we look for in team members as they are the building blocks developing long-term, trust-based relationships.

Rincon offers a unique platform for professionals to take control of their career trajectory. We look forward to learning about your career path and what you want to accomplish as a Director/Principal with Rincon. 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:
Strategic Business Development and Client Management

  • Identify new business opportunities and lead business development pursuits
  • Conduct business development and marketing efforts to strategically support and grow the EES practice
  • Manage clients and programs consistent with your technical expertise
  • Build, maintain, and expand relationships with clients and regulatory oversight agencies
  • Participate in technical conferences and industry events to elevate Rincon’s visibility
  • Practice client service excellence 
Operations and Technical Expertise  
  • Design, evaluate, and implement site investigation and remediation strategies for soil, soil vapor, and groundwater
  • Support watershed sciences and stormwater programs
  • Develop and implement environmental construction compliance programs for projects within the transportation, water, energy/utility, and/or brownfield redevelopment markets
  • Ensure production of high-quality technical reports and proposals with a focus on accuracy, clarity, and quality
  • Oversee projects with local, state, or federal agency oversight from concept to completion
  • Prepare and oversee budgets and schedules to meet client expectations
Talent Advancement and Team Leadership
  • Coordinate closely with other senior company practitioners to ensure consistency in staff management and advancement, work implementation, marketing and client development, and consistency with company business goals and needs
  • Support improvement of fiscal hygiene
  • Support improvement of existing processes and workflows
  • Grow, mentor, and lead EES staff in their career development
  • Support with identifying staffing needs and recruiting efforts

This Job Might Be For You If You Have The Following:
  • Minimum BA/BS in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or another related field, advanced technical degree preferred
  • At least 15 years of direct, relevant work experience in California
  • Demonstrated experience in management and professional development of technical staff, and successful financial management on project, program, and office-wide scales
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and team building
  • California PE or PG license
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training (current)
  • Knowledge of current and emerging California policies and procedures with expertise in State and Regional Water Board(s) and DTSC directives and goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, strong time management skills, and innovative

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 $115,000-$200,000, 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! 


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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