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Jacobs Environmental Planner/Project Manager CEQA - Energy Transformation - Remote in Pierre, South Dakota

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.

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When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re focused on advancing our clients’ bold environmental stewardship, energy transformation, and sustainability initiatives. We’re seeking a mid-level Planner / Project Manager to lead California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) permitting through the California Energy Commission (CEC) and/or California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to realize client’s critical energy infrastructure maintenance and replacement, renewable energy, grid reconfiguration, and/or energy transformation projects. We support clients to adapt and thrive – both today and into tomorrow as the world changes and we face unprecedented challenges. You’ll apply and grow your technical and / or management experience in natural resources and environmental planning and permitting to review projects, create a plan, and execute a permitting strategy. Your leadership will be key to realizing energy transformation for safer infrastructure operations, healthier communities, and protection of our world’s natural resources. No longer a secondary concern to human progress, environmental impacts now guide social and economic decisions around all horizontal and vertical infrastructure development.

The Power and Energy industry is undergoing unprecedented disruption on a global scale. Traditional value chains and regulatory constructs are being challenged. This transitionary period from today to a decarbonized tomorrow, embracing this disruption, is called the energy transition. Jacobs is helping our clients navigate the future around decarbonization, electrification demand and decentralization, by providing innovative and efficient solutions. From aging and retiring asset bases in traditional base load power systems, to the increasing penetration of intermittent renewable generation, Jacobs is supporting power utilities and private companies all around the world to find the best solutions to their power and energy challenges. The Power and Energy industry is at a junction whereby divergent paths are emerging, with quite distinct future scenarios.

Based out of one of our California offices, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to and manage projects and programs to avoid and minimize environmental impact while accelerating change through renewable energy, energy infrastructure, and energy transformation projects. As a Planner / Project Manager, you’ll lead environmental permitting and related efforts to support project development and be responsible for meeting client objectives and project-specific internal financial goals. Your analytical and writing skills will be called upon as you lead development of quality client deliverables. Your project management or task leadership will include permit strategy and impact avoidance and minimization, permit applications, client communication, technical memos, and environmental compliance documents. You’ll provide motivation and direction to project teams while you in turn are partnered with experience project delivery and technical leaders and mentors to facilitate your project and career priorities.  Our global team provides you with the tools to keep your career growing as well as those around you.

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. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic like insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company's 401K plan, and if eligible, a deferred compensation plan, and Executive Deferral Plan. We have an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for eligible full-time exempt employees, seven paid holidays, once floating holiday and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

The base salary range for this position is $106,000 to $138,70. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hires salaries for the position. 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 environmental planning, natural resources, environmental science, or other related technical degree

  • Renewable energy and infrastructure modernization for a sustainable world as a career focus

  • Project management/task lead experience with a work history of increasing responsibility for resource planning and/or environmental permitting in California * Specific training, knowledge, and experience necessary to develop, review, and coordinate project permit applications under city, county and/or California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

  • Familiarity with state and federal regulations; knowledge of environmental regulatory processes and permit compliance

  • Ability to charter and lead a project or task team with a focus on safety, client service and internal delivery goals.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Master’s degree in environmental planning, natural resources, environmental science, or other related technical degree

  • Experience with the environmental consulting industry managing energy or power infrastructure, renewable energy, or other related projects

  • Experience managing projects regulated by 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.

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