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Jacobs Natural Resources Regulatory Specialist in Oakland, California

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we see our job as more than environmental consulting – we are helping our clients secure our world’s natural resources. We are looking for a regulatory specialist and permitting lead to support our clients in central and northern California. Aligned to one of our Bay Area offices, you’ll have the opportunity to help our energy, technology, and transportation sector clients to advance their infrastructure programs. Your work and contribution on these programs include assisting with project siting, local, state, and federal permitting, and supporting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance. Work will include managing regulatory complexities and permitting for a range of projects, from municipal projects to large infrastructure programs, working with multidisciplinary teams of specialists, and performing both office and field work. You'll be expected to work both independently, as well as part of field teams, depending on project needs. As you progress, your growth and increase in responsibility will be recognized and rewarded with commensurate changes in level and compensation. Bring your curiosity, passion for innovation, and expertise. We’ll help you grow, pursue, and fulfill what inspires you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, planners, and other professionals to assemble regulatory compliant environmental plans, reports, and permits. This includes permitting at the local, state, and federal level.

  • Acting as a permitting task lead on projects.

  • Preparing scopes of work and estimating level of effort for task completion.

  • Maintaining excellent communication with clients, regulatory agencies and local government officials, employees, subcontractors.

Flexibility is key for success, and Jacobs supports a flexible hybrid home/office work schedule to fit your needs, and we strive to offer our employees options for busy work and life balance.

Your most impactful mission in this role is to act as a champion for our TogetherBeyond culture of caring at Jacobs. TogetherBeyond is our approach to living inclusion every day and enabling diversity and quality globally. For us, this means creating a culture of belonging where we all thrive by embracing all perspectives.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Jacobs’ health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Employees have access to medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and the ability to purchase company stock at a discount. Eligible employees may also enroll in a deferred compensation plan or the Executive Deferral Plan. Jacobs has an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for full-time salaried/exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. And certain roles may be eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, performance discretionary bonus, and stock.

The base salary range for this position is $87,300 to $114,600. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Planning, Ecology, or similar discipline.

  • 6-10 years of environmental consulting emphasizing aquatic resources and permitting experience with demonstrated progressive growth as environmental permitting task lead for complex infrastructure projects or programs.

  • Experience permitting at the local, state, and federal level, including but not limited to the following regulatory frameworks/agencies:

NEPA/CEQA o Clean Water Act (CWA) Sections 401 and 404

California Fish and Game Code (FGC) Section 1602

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Incidental Take Permits

U.S Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Section 7 Consultation

California Coastal Commission (CCC) Coastal Development Permits

Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Permits

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Permits

  • Experience preparing and reviewing technical reports and/or permit application packages.

  • Experience developing and maintaining stakeholder relations, including preparing for and leading external-facing meetings (i.e., client, regulatory official, and subcontractor).

  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment, interest in mentoring staff and inclusive team-building.

  • Ability to succeed in a consulting environment, including balancing multiple, fast-paced project assignments and meeting strict deadlines.

  • Ability to occasionally work outdoors in adverse conditions, and availability for occasional travel.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Master’s degree

  • Biology and permitting experience in other regions, such as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii.

  • Experience with CEQA permitting through the California Energy Commission (CEC) and/or California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.