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Renewable Energy Planner

Company: Stantec Consulting International Ltd.
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Search for City, State, Country, Zip Code Miles: Stantec Environmental Planner San Luis Obispo , California DescriptionGrounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that is critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.Stantec is hiring a Environmental Planner to support our Environmental Assessment, Permitting and Compliance Business Line with an emphasis on assessment and permitting of energy facilities, with a focus on renewable energy, electric transmission, other energy generation facilities. Job responsibilities include leading and preparing proposals, environmental impact analysis documentation and related technical studies, discretionary permit applications, managing projects, and supervising staff. This position offers the selected individual the ability to apply their technical, project management, and business development experience to a diverse range of projects and clients across California, as well as professional development opportunities within an established and rapidly growing consulting organization.We are looking for candidates who have experience with environmental permitting for utility scale solar (or wind/battery storage) projects that may be located on thousands of acres of land outside urban city centers.QualificationsYour Capabilities and CredentialsExperienced CEQA/NEPA practitioner with ability to guide projects from scoping through adoption/certification. Detailed understanding of CEQA/NEPA policies and guidelines including exemptions and exclusions. Ability to prepare sections for multiple resource categories. Ability to analyze information, develop appropriate impact findings/conclusions, and identify proposed mitigation measures, as required.Diverse experience with project types including renewable energy and/or electrical transmission projects, transportation, environmental infrastructure, oil and gas, water, and community development land uses is additionally desirable. Experience developing more complex technical documentation and navigating multi-agency jurisdictions for projects with substantial community involvement or natural resources constraints is an asset.Experience preparing discretionary permit applications to federal, state and/or local agencies. Proven knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, California Department of Fish and Game Code, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, California Coastal Act, and municipal zoning.Supplemental technical experience with air quality, coastal resiliency, hazardous materials, hazard mitigation, and/or noise are additionally desirable.Demonstrated attention to detail and accountability.This role requires effective in person, tele/video conference, and written communication with direct reports, colleagues, clients, regulatory agencies, the public, and subconsultants. The Project Manager is commonly expected to plan, lead, and document such communications.Capable working both individually and as part of team.Ability for periodic travel necessary to support field surveys and/or project meetings.Valid driver's license and good driving record required.Highly proficient with MS Office suite (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat, Excel).Education and ExperienceA Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science's.Master's preferred.NEPA/CEQA documentation and regulatory permitting experience for utility scale solar (or wind/battery storage) projects.Minimum five years of applicable professional experience.Minimum two years of demonstrated project or task lead experience.Minimum three years of experience working on renewable energy and/or electrical transmission projects.Office environment with prolonged sitting and computer work, or combination of office and field.This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.Primary Location : United States-California-Thousand OaksOther Locations : United States-California-San Luis Obispo, United States-California-Bakersfield, United States-California-Santa Maria, United States-California-San Diego, United States-California-Pasadena, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-California-Long Beach, United States-California-Santa Barbara, United States-California-San BernardinoJob : Environmental ScientistEmployee Status : RegularJob Level : Individual ContributorTravel : Yes, 20 % of the TimeSchedule : Full-timeJob Posting : May 4, 2022, 11:13:20 AMVaccine Policy: Stantec requires some positions in North America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation to the extent required by law because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected VeteransSelect the corresponding link below to log into your existing candidate profile, or to create a new candidate profile and/or sign up for job alerts: Vaccine Policy: Stantec requires some positions in North America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation to the extent required by law because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

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