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Jacobs Environmental Planner in San Diego, California

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.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, you’ll work for a company that strives to provide opportunities for employees to learn, grow, and thrive. When it comes to environmental consulting, you will be a part of a company that is focused on a solutions-based approach to helping our clients and the environment through identification of sustainable practices that will benefit both.

If you’re looking for consistent new opportunities and challenges in your next role, Jacobs can help you achieve that. Our planners work on a wide variety of projects and tasks that make the job both exciting and a great place to be for future opportunities and career growth with Jacobs. As an Associate Environmental Planner based anywhere in Southern CA, you’ll have the opportunity to work on local projects as well as projects in other states and even other countries. There are opportunities for travel if you choose, to work from home, from our Redding office, or a mix of all three. We will help you build your network by meeting other professionals and get the most out or your career.

You will work closely with and lead other planners, engineers, resource experts such as biologists and cultural resource staff. You will help on water, utility, transportation and other types of projects which may include - planning and permitting new reservoirs, helping communities recover after natural disasters, and high profile projects sustainability projects to deliver water more effectively for the environment, agriculture, and jobs, as well as environmental restoration projects, and so many more.

Our planners do a wide variety of work. You’ll use and increase your knowledge of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental regulations to prepare environmental documentation for our clients. You’ll also research and prepare technical reports, including CEQA and NEPA documents, permit applications as well as coordinate regulatory permitting issues with regulatory agency staff. You’ll lead analysis of project alternatives, environmental site assessments, permitting, assisting with public involvement including outreach to native American populations.

You’ll work with highly skilled and experienced members of our team as well as established clients that will provide you with the opportunity to continue to grow your professional network and your career. We have a strong commitment and culture of mentoring staff as well as senior level experts that really want to help you succeed and grow your career.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Cultural Resources, or a related field  

  • Proficiency preparing CEQA and NEPA analysis and documentation

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in environmental planning

  • Additional specific experience in/related to environmental (or other) planning, natural resources, permitting, or other related fields

  • Experience working with and leading teams of professionals

  • Good writing and communication skills

Ideally, You’ll Also Have (but not required): 

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental (or other) Planning or related field such as those listed above.

  • Experience with GIS

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 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 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

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 $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.