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CEQA/NEPA Project Manager

  • Job reference: NA-001366
  • Sector: Environment
  • Location: San Diego
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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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our San Diego, CA Office as a CEQA/NEPA Project Manager.



Under direction, provides professional and project management expertise in the direction of highly unconventional projects requiring multiple technical units and/or subcontractors, heavy regulatory agency involvement or extremely complex technical requirements. Functions as mentor to project managers and technical professionals to assist in their training and development. Also performs the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financial management and marketing.


  • Work involves management and coordination of usually large or complex environmental projects involving heavy regulatory agency involvement, superior client interaction/engagement, significant billings, and unique management requirements and/or client needs.
  • Defines scope of project.
  • Selects problems for investigation, developing novel scientific approaches and solutions to technical problems.
  • Conducts quality control checks, reviewing calculations, tests and reports for accuracy and completeness, and performing on-site observations of projects.
  • Plans and organizes the work of junior scientists, technicians and other technical and support staff.
  • Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art scientific methods and developments.
  • Recommends changes or improvements to scientific methods, plans and programs.
  • Regularly manages projects.
  • Conducts technical training and may serve as mentor to less experienced personnel.
  • Markets company services.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.



  • B.S./B.A. or M.S. in a field Science to commensurate with hiring discipline; Master's or applicable graduate level coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Scientists with ten years' experience since Bachelor's degree or nine years' experience with Master's degree; typical incumbent has twelve to fifteen years' experience.
  • This level may be achieved with ten years of experience in project production and technical professional activities, four of these working as a project manager.



  • Proven interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; strong project financial management and team management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency.



  • Professional Registration in field(s) of practice required, if available. Certification as a “Project Management Professional” (PMP) is strongly required within one year of assuming this position.



  • A minimum of 10-12 years of experience is required, six of these working as a CEQA/NEPA project manager, with direct experience with natural systems, land use and environmental review in San Diego County, California. Substantial California environmental planning consulting experience.
  • Ability to listen and adequately identify and frame client needs. Experience must include the entire process from proposal, to project scoping, through agency hearings.
  • Significant demonstrable experience in performing and/or overseeing CEQA/NEPA reviews associated with urban land uses, community plans, residential/commercial development, water/wastewater facilities other wet utilities infrastructure projects, flood control projects, levees, bridges, and conservation easements is essential.
  • A strong track record with water, wastewater, flood control, and natural resource agencies with exemplary performance on projects for, and current professional relationships with, local water/wastewater districts, levee or reclamation districts, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Water Resources Control Board, various regional water quality control boards, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, US Bureau of Reclamation, and the State Department of Water Resources.
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required (Word, Excel, and Outlook).


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.

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