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Project Manager - CEQA/NEPA

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Location: San Diego, CA 92130
Status: Full Time
Job Category: Project/Program Management
Career Level: Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Company Overview

When you work for one of the world’s largest design, engineering and project management consultancies, a new day brings a new challenge. And that’s just how Atkins people like it. When our clients in Georgia asked us to help them relieve congestion at busy highway intersections, our talented team came up with a high tech solution. And when airport operators in Louisiana needed experts to plan a new terminal, they knew they could count on us. We provide unrivaled expertise in highways and transportation, energy, water and environment and other infrastructure related disciplines. We work on a surprisingly diverse range of projects and draw on the skills and experience of our colleagues working from 70 offices in 27 states as well as in Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Canada.

As there’s rarely an easy answer to our clients’ infrastructure challenges, our greatest achievements stem from the problems that are shared. We operate within a strong team environment and encourage our people to share their knowledge and experience, whether they’re across the room, the country or the world. If you’re an industry leader or new to the sector, we’re confident our collaborative culture will inspire you.

While you’re one of us, we’ll be investing in your success. But mapping a career path can be difficult when we’ve given you a world of possibilities, so we’ll support you by providing the training and professional development opportunities you need to pursue a rewarding career. Explore our current vacancies to find your next role.

Project Manager - CEQA/NEPA


Job Description


Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

At Atkins, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative and sound design. As the official engineer of the 2012 London Olympics, few companies can rival the size and diversity of our projects. Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modeling of a flood defense system or the improvement of a management process, we plan, design and enable solutions.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our San Diego EcoSciences Group as a CEQA/NEPA Project Manager. In this role you will be drafting and reviewing environmental documents, and performing management duties associated with the preparation of CEQA or NEPA environmental documents. Management tasks include coordination with technical experts and agency staff, adherence to project budgets and timelines, and interacting with clients. You will also perform the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financial management and marketing assistance. As Project Manager you will function as a mentor to associate project managers and technical professionals to assist in their technical training and development.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare project work plan, scope, schedule and budget, and communicates these to project team members; monitors/manages project production for compliance with schedule, budget and quality objectives

Coordinate and participates in contract negotiations with clients and subcontractors, and drafts complex professional service agreements and addenda for review by senior management.

Monitor client billings, assists in obtaining payment from clients, and resolves client disputes, adjusting project billing records as required.
Coordinate with clients, technical experts and agency staff.

Complete projects within the contracted budget amount and meets project deadlines.

Identify new business opportunities for the firm, coordinates and participates in project presentations to clients and other external groups, and promotes firm's capabilities, marketing its services among existing and prospective clients.

Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

Education and Experience:

The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources or a related discipline is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

A minimum of eight years of experience is required.

A detailed knowledge of CEQA and NEPA is required.

Experience preparing environment documents in conformance with CEQA or NEPA is required.

Proposal and business development experience is required.

Excellent written communication skills are required.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

California environmental consulting experience is strongly desired.

Energy project experience is desirable

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability