Senior Environmental Sciences Specialist (NEPA) - Walnut Creek, CA

  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • Posted 37 days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
Full Time


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Job Details

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 103055

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and Veatch

Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity's biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office, the option of a Hybrid work environment. Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. #LI-MK1

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Work with a dynamic team within an established global infrastructure consulting and engineering company.
Lead the development of environmental impact assessment and review documents in compliance with NEPA and/or CEQA.
Join Black & Veatch's Environmental team to provide strategic environmental consulting for a wide range of infrastructure projects to achieve environmental stewardship for our clients.

The Team

Our Environmental team is a multidisciplinary team of ecologists, engineers, scientists, project managers, and attorneys working together to identify optimum environmental solutions for our clients. We have provided environmental consulting services in support of projects for over 40 years including a diverse and growing mix of infrastructure projects such as power generation (conventional and renewable) and transmission, oil and gas facilities and pipelines, water and wastewater treatment facilities, data centers, and food and beverage industries. As a full-service environmental consulting practice, services include impact assessment and planning, regulatory compliance and permitting, wetland and floodplain analysis, waterbody and water quality assessment, air quality permitting and management, environmental remediation, site due diligence, environmental noise assessment, pollution prevention planning, and climate action solutions.

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Key Responsibilities

Lead the development of environmental impact assessment and review documents in compliance with NEPA, CEQA, and other similar state-specific or international programs.
Operate both independently and as part of a team providing critical support to clients in environmental compliance planning, environmental permitting, due diligence, and environmental review services.
Identify and interpret the statutes and regulations affecting the siting, design, construction, and operation of projects.
Independently perform and lead small teams to conduct environmental analyses and develop permit applications, environmental reports, and environmental compliance procedures manuals.

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, environmental engineering, or sciences strongly preferred. May also consider other degrees, specialized training, or experience that uniquely qualifies the individual to perform the job responsibilities.
Demonstrated experience leading the development of environmental impact assessment and review documents in compliance with NEPA, CEQA, and/or international requirements, and familiarity with studies and other supporting documentation.
Demonstrated success with domestic and international consulting, permitting, licensing, and environmental quality review processes for a wide range of infrastructure projects in sectors such as power generation, process industries, water/wastewater treatment, telecommunications, data centers, and industrial manufacturing.
Experience leading and managing small teams to achieve timely and accurate project goals.
Dedication to high quality deliverables for all clients, internal and external.
Highly developed critical thinking skills with proven problem-solving capabilities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to balance multiple projects while working under tight deadlines.
Proven technical writing abilities.

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum total of 8 years of related work experience is typically necessary to move into this level. Graduate work may count as related work experience if directly applicable to job function. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Industry recognized credentials preferred as may be available and potentially necessary for job function.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Note this role will work hybrid 3 days a week in our Walnut Creek office and opportunity to work 2 days remote outside of the office.

Work Environment: Typical office/home office environment. Physical Demands: Sitting, talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, driving, seeing, writing, reaching, stooping, crouching, walking, standing for extended periods of time. Periodic domestic travel required. Infrequent international travel can be necessary.

Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers and array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of that success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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In accordance with local law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and location associated with this requisition: $120,488.00 - $200,713.00