Senior Environmental Planner at Kleinfelder in Laguna Hills, California

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:


Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia.

Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder's integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.

Kleinfelder's seeking an Environmental Planner to join our team. This role can sit in any of our Southern California offices.

Job Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following job description:

  • The planner conducts initial screenings on project submissions and works with client to obtain needed information to complete work description.

  • Conduct desktop environmental due diligence reviews to determine agency regulatory authority, potential land involvement and/or license requirements.

  • Coordinate environmental reviews as required by package or requested by client, including but not limited to biology, cultural resources, water, air, land acquisition, hydro liaisons, hazardous materials.

  • Prepare Environmental Assessments/Studies in accordance with California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

  • Ensure deliverables conform to client standards and expectations, comply with all applicable permits, licenses, and right-of-way or easement conditions.

  • Support preparation of status reports, dashboards, summary spreadsheets, forecast spreadsheets, and presentations for use in communication by client environmental staff. This includes the use of Salesforce Dashboards and Reports.

  • Participate in meetings and conference calls as requested.

  • Work includes tracking multiple incoming assignments, coordinating specialist reports, and packaging projects for on-schedule deliveries.

  • Business development, proposal writing for environmental opportunities, coordination with discipline leads, and support in growing the environmental permitting/planning practice in California

Position Requirements:

  • 10+ year of professional work experience

  • Strong skills in verbal communication of technical issues

  • Strong technical writing and editing skills


  • BS/BA Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, or related degree

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 10+ years of professional environmental planning experience

  • Proficiency in Google Earth

  • Environmental review processes

  • Full proficient in CEQA and NEPA regulatory requirements

  • Consultation with agencies

  • Knowledge of special-status wildlife and/or plant species

  • Knowledge of Southern California resources

  • Organized and detail-oriented

Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)

Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.