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Environmental Project Manager

Encinitas or Palo Alto CA

Insignia is looking for an experienced Environmental Project Manager to join our team. Responsibilities include 1) project management; 2) plan and report writing; 3) frequent interaction with clients/regulators; and 4) directing/mentoring junior- to mid-level employees in proper preparation of planning documents, environmental review documents, and permit applications while working in an interdisciplinary team environment. This position also supports management staff in marketing efforts, including the preparation of proposals.


Job Description

Plan, develop, coordinate, and direct multi-disciplined projects. Manage and provide advisory/ technical review for the preparation of environmental documents, such as biological resources (including wetland and special-status species), cultural resources, land use/management planning, air quality, and noise evaluations for preparing technical sections of California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) documents.

Manage and provide technical review of the preparation of resource agency permit applications, including Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permits, Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 documents, and National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 documentation.

Apply understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.

Lead and supervise teams as well as coordinate various subconsultants.

Ensure work is conducted within the assigned constraints (i.e., budget and schedule) at the project and program levels.

Prepare scopes and costs for project proposals.



Master’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, environmental science or planning, or other related science.

Eight or more years of experience in environmental consulting, with at least 3 years serving as a Project Manager.

Strong technical expertise in one or more aspects of environmental sciences, including environmental policy, CEQA/NEPA, land use planning, or pertinent field biology (e.g., botany, wildlife, or wetland biology).

Demonstrated experience with California species, resources, and ecosystems.

Demonstrated experience with leading teams of scientists, or previous supervisory experience.

Working knowledge of regulations pertaining to environmental protection, including CEQA/NEPA, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Endangered Species Act.

Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget.

Excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as confidence in dealing with clients, regulators, and team members.

Ability to exercise informed, independent decision making.

Excellent writing and technical editing skills, with advanced experience in Microsoft Office.

Rigorously detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy.



Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Willingness and ability to travel when needed.

Willingness and ability to work fluctuating and/or long hours as necessary.

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

While prioritizing health and safety, this position requires an individual who is able to walk and hike through varying degrees of difficult terrain. Individuals may also be required to perform job responsibilities in inclement weather conditions.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenvironmental.com with a brief cover letter or cover email, including compensation expectations. Please include the words “resume” and “Environmental Project Manager” in the subject line of your email. We request that applicants refrain from calling our office directly regarding this position.


Insignia may request, for lawful employment purposes, background information about candidates from a consumer reporting agency in connection with employment.

Insignia is an equal opportunity employer. Insignia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition or characteristics, or any other characteristics protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law.


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Posted May 13, 2020

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