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NPDES Regulatory Permitting Project Manager

Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Sacramento & Campbell CA

At Woodard & Curran, we handle a wide range of water and environmental issues - solving complex problems with creativity and tenacity. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and planet. Our company was founded on a simple concept: provide a safe and enjoyable place to work with opportunity, integrity, and commitment, and we will attract talented people. Those people are at the heart of our firm, solving some of the most pressing water and environmental challenges for our clients.



We currently have an opportunity in our Northern California offices (Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Campbell (San Jose), or Sacramento) for an NPDES/Regulatory Permitting Project or Technical Manager. Our strong and growing backlog of water resources projects will provide an opportunity to apply your planning, engineering and regulatory skills to challenging and important efforts throughout California.



Prepare documentation for NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permits, waste discharge requirements (WDR), pretreatment programs, Section 1211 wastewater change petitions, and other regulatory permits

Support clients in negotiating permits with Regional Water Quality Control Board

Interpret and disseminate information on new regulations related to the NPDES; assists in implementing new features of the Program as required by new regulations

Lead NPDES permitting projects and teams

Prepare presentations and papers for water quality conferences

Manage several projects simultaneously

Conduct business development, client outreach, marketing, and proposal preparation



At least 7 years of experience in the water pollution control field and administrative experience related to NPDES permit compliance, data management, and water quality control.

Experience working with the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) is required. Experience working with the San Francisco and/or Central Valley RWQCBs is highly desirable.

Master’s Degree in Science, or Engineering desirable but not required

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, or other related degree and background

Understand and apply Federal, State, and local codes and regulation pertaining to the NPDES Program and WDR Programs

Experience performing work related to wastewater management, storm water management, NPDES permit compliance/inspection or closely related experience

Successful management of project budgets and schedules

Experience with, and strong ability to, collaborate with others

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Willingness to serve as a resource and mentor to less experienced staff members


Woodard & Curran offers a generous compensation and benefits package to include retirement, generous paid time off, holidays, medical & dental insurance, flexible spending account, career growth, and more!



Posted October 15, 2020

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