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Jacobs Senior Biologist / PM in San Francisco, California

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Your Impact:

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re focused on advancing our clients’ environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives. We’re seeking a Senior level Biologist to lead and participate on projects to help support our clients to adapt and thrive in the face of current and future global sustainability challenges. You’ll apply your technical experience in biology and permitting to review project scope, create a plan, and execute biological surveys and permitting strategies. Your leadership will be key to realizing safer infrastructure operations, healthier communities, and protection of our world’s natural resources.

Aligned to one of our Oakland or Sacramento offices, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to and lead projects related to linear infrastructure, renewables developments, transportation, and energy infrastructure focusing on biological reviews, surveys, and permitting. As a Senior Biologist, you’ll lead and coordinate and/or participate in biological surveys, environmental permitting, and related efforts to support project development and be responsible for meeting client objectives. Your analytical and writing skills will be called upon as you lead development of quality client deliverables. Your task leadership or project management opportunities will include development and implementation of permitting and impact avoidance and minimization strategies, direct client coordination, and preparation or senior review of technical memos, and biological survey reports. You’ll provide motivation and direction to project teams and direct mentorship of more junior biologists, while you in turn are partnered with experienced 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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Ecology, or similar discipline with biological emphasis

• Requires 10-15+ years of progressively responsible work history as a biologist, ideally with consulting experience

• Professional biological, technical writing, and permitting experience, including at the task manager or project manager level

• Experienced and comfortable with coordinating and managing teams of environmental professionals on a variety of projects

• Experience participating with resource and impact evaluations and endangered species consultations

• Familiarity with state and federal environmental regulations; knowledge of regulatory processes, and experience with CEQA permitting

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

• Ability to travel or be in the field and occasional work in rough terrain and challenging weather conditions.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Master’s degree or other graduate degree is preferred

• Interest in and experience with project management

• Experience with wetland delineations, rare plant surveys, and habitat restoration

• Possession of a state [Scientific Collecting/MOU] or federal permit [10(a)1(A)] for listed species or Professional Wetland Scientist certification is preferred

• Experience with the environmental consulting industry with renewables, energy infrastructure, transportation, or other related project sectors

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