Company: Wood
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Sacramento, California, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions' Sacramento Environmental Group is looking for an Environmental Scientist or Planner to join our team with experience in the preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents and expertise preparing for hazard mitigation plans, local emergency management plans, risk and vulnerability assessments, general plans, and long-range planning documents that meet Federal, State, and local requirements. Under our team's management direction, you will develop a strong working knowledge of NEPA and CEQA; research and write impact analyses for NEPA and CEQA documents, such as Initial Studies (IS), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs)/Environmental Impact Statements (EISs); develop content for planning documents; support small to medium projects under our team's direction; and interact with municipal clients and regulatory agency partners. You will prepare, review, and edit environmental impact analyses for a variety of small to medium-sized urban and rural projects in the Sacramento and Bay Area and coordinate with Wood's technical specialists. You will support meeting facilitation for stakeholder meetings, workshops, and public hearings. You will have a strong work ethic and be well-organized and detail-oriented to support project management tasks by tracking project deliverables, schedules, and project and task budgets; and grow our practice with proposal support and strategic marketing. We are a collaborative team of dedicated, hard-working, and solution-oriented environmental scientists, planners, analysts, and GIS specialists and you will receive mentoring from experts in the environmental and hazard mitigation planning field.

Key Responsibilities
  • Technical Analysis and Technical Writing:
    • Researching, organizing, and writing environmental impact analyses with clear and concise explanations for NEPA and CEQA documents
    • Collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data related for resiliency/hazard mitigation planning projects or emergency plans
    • Providing other research and writing tasks as necessary to support a wide range of mitigation and climate resiliency planning tasks and overall plan development
    • Identifying and incorporating multiple datasets into resiliency and hazard mitigation plans and other documents to perform vulnerability analyses and risk assessments on hazard data and be responsible for writing significant portions of planning documents
    • Evaluating local governments existing mitigation capabilities through research of local plans, regulations, policies and programs and review of programs and documents
    • Collecting data, prepare documentation, and develop plans and coordinate with approval agencies.
  • Outreach:
    • Conducting project stakeholder coordination and virtual outreach activities
    • Developing and editing content on project websites or other digital content, such as Microsoft Forms surveys, polls, and virtual meeting materials
    • Working with our Group's GIS Specialists on mapping, geospatial analysis, and data visualization deliverables
    • Collaborating with local government entities to increase the public's project awareness
    • Championing action to reduce risk, and help communities become more resilient and safer when confronting natural disasters
    • Communicating the benefits of sustainable community concepts like climate adaptation projects and affordable, accessible and safe housing for residents
    • Applying complex tools and concepts that foster data driven decision-making and collaboration

Work Environment
  • The position will require field site visits (up to 8 hours from Sacramento by driving) on a quarterly basis - These site visits may include overnight stays
  • Work can be conducted remotely (from Wood Rancho Cordova Office or individual's home office)
  • Valid Driver's License is required

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Policy, Biology, Urban Planning, Emergency Management, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geography, or related field
  • 2 to 5 years of professional experience including NEPA/CEQA compliance, hazard mitigation planning, resilience planning, GIS, and grants management
  • Strong understanding of NEPA regulations and CEQA Guidelines; familiarity with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Code of Ordinances and working in the Sierra Nevada and Tahoe Basin is a plus
  • Understanding of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requirements and experience with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation programs, like the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA), and Community Rating System (CRS).
  • Knowledge of California planning requirements for General Plans
  • Commitment to high-quality impact analysis, critical thinking, and attention to explicit detail on supporting evidence for conclusions in environmental documents
  • Exceptional technical and editing skills, with a focus on paragraph and sentence structure, grammar, and tone and following Quality Assurance/Quality Control protocols
  • Involvement in post-disaster recovery planning and grant writing
  • Experience with flood hazard analysis and mapping; experience using ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop and FEMA's HAZUS-MH and RiskMAP programs is another plus
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint MS Project)
  • Meeting planning and public presentation support (MS Teams, Zoom, Slido Poll)
  • Interest in business development with new and existing clients, including experience writing proposals
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate preferred, but not required
  • Valid Driver's License is required
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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