Environmental Project Manager
Walnut Creek, CA  / Oakland, CA  / Sacramento, CA 
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At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Mid to Senior Level Environmental Project Manager

The primary duties of the Mid- to Senior level Environmental Project Manager are to lead and/or be a significant contributor/reviewer of CEQA/NEPA projects as part of HDR's Northern California environmental planning program.

The individual would plan and direct medium to large size environmental planning and compliance monitoring projects for cross-sector projects including water resources management, transportation, water/wastewater, government facilities, land development, renewable energy and other programs as identified.

This role will include oversight and direction for preparation, planning, and analysis/review of technical studies, permit applications, CEQA and/or NEPA documents, and similar reports/documents. Work will be accomplished independently and through coordinating or supervising small to large technical and professional teams from local and regional offices. Position may also support regional or national projects in specific areas of technical expertise. PM will be closely involved in public participation and multiple agency coordination.

This candidate must be highly collaborative in all functions and proficient in scope development, budget and schedule tracking. An understanding of the CA regulatory environment and ability to negotiate regulatory strategy is preferred. Strong staff management experience, including staff development, as well as business development proficiency also a plus. Proficient with MS Office. Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills. Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving and research abilities. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

PM will be responsible for project management, including developing and managing budgets, schedules, and quality of products. Although may serve as project manager on larger projects, project management is not sole focus of position. Ideal candidate will also have proven experience supervising staff and/or aspirations to manage and develop team members.

PM will work closely with broader environmental team members including biologists, cultural specialists, technical specialists, and recreation planners, as well as other non-environmental team members. This position can be based in the Walnut Creek, Sacramento, or Folsom office.

Keyword(s): 100573B, Environmental Planner, Project Manager BS, MS, environmental, Science, planning, compliance, EIS, EIR, NEPA, CEQA, regulatory.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in environmental science/planning/engineering or related field. Masters degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in complex environmental planning/compliance projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NEPA and CEQA process.
  • Experience managing large, complex EIR and/or EIS documents for water resources management, transportation, water/wastewater, government facilities, land development, and renewable energy projects.
  • Technical expertise in the design, implementation, interpretation and presentation of data for environmental studies and investigations in specialized discipline.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-California-Walnut Creek
Other Locations: United States-California-Oakland, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-California-Folsom
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Environmental Sci and Planning
Job Posting: Mar 18, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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