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LSA / Irvine
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
LSA is seeking Environmental Planners for our Irvine office. Under the direction of a Principal or Senior Project Manager, the Environmental Planner will work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to prepare technical reports and environmental documentation, primarily in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (e.g., Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports), for both public and private projects. The Environmental Planner will also conduct research for the preparation of environmental documents; compile and analyze a project’s consistency with applicable planning policies; compile and analyze data (e.g., demographic, public utilities, and public services data); draft topical sections of CEQA and NEPA documents based on information provided in technical reports; compile and organize administrative records, project files, and quality assurance/quality control documentation; assist in document production and transmittal, including coordinating deliverables; and provide support for proposal preparation. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and possess solid decision-making, writing, and research skills; will value a culture of teamwork; and will promote quality service to LSA’s clients.
LSA is a diversified environmental and transportation firm with California offices in Carlsbad, Clovis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Point Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, and San Luis Obispo. The staff at LSA includes experts in environmental analysis, biological resources, cultural resources, paleontological resources, transportation/mobility planning and engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), air quality/climate change, noise, water quality, land use/resource management, sustainability, and general services administration (GSA). LSA has developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective.
LSA’s greatest asset is its employee ownership. LSA offers excellent compensation and benefits, including competitive pay; medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, long-term care, group life and AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k and company safe harbor match). Additional incentives include a bonus program, engaging wellness program, and flexible work arrangements. LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
- Minimum of 3-7 years of increasingly responsible experience with the preparation of documents that comply with CEQA and/or NEPA, as well as knowledge of other federal, State, and local environmental statutes and regulations
- Experience in a private environmental consulting firm preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning, or a related field
- Advanced degree preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational, scheduling, and budget management skills
- Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work as a member of a fast-paced team
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/