• Rincon Consultants
  • $95,810.00 -157,700.00/year*
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Non-Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 10300 Arrow Route

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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants is a leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as a Zweig Group nationally-ranked 'Best Places to Work, we partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial and private development and government. Our 250+ associates in 14 offices located in northern, central, and southern CA are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

The Senior Biologis t that fills this position will be working within the Companys Natural Resource Group and would be responsible for delegating and overseeing workflow and successful project execution, working directly with their peers and junior staff. Those applying for this position should enjoy working in a fast paced, collaborative environment with a team of technical specialists across all our service lines. This position offers the opportunity to continue to develop your professional career and become a regional or technical lead managing high profile clients or projects within our Company.

We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for a Senior Biologist/Regulatory Specialist/Project Manager in our San Luis Obispo , Carlsbad , Monterey , or Oakland office. (other Rincon offices may also be considered).


The Senior Biologist/Regulatory Specialist/Project Manager responsibilities include:

  • Project Management
  • Overseeing complex biological permitting projects (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Coastal Act, others)
  • Managing and completing moderate to large sized projects and major tasks of larger projects in a largely unsupervised manner.
  • Coordinating and tracking of assignments, scopes, schedules budgets and deliverables
  • Serving as Rincons primary Project point of contact for the client and regulatory agencies
  • Technical direction to staff and subcontractors
  • QA / QC

  • Business Development
  • Client outreach
  • Proposal writing and development of cost and schedule estimates
  • Client interviews
  • Presentations

  • Technical Work

  • Identify optimal permitting pathways for complex projects, and develop required technical studies and application materials
  • Conduct stream/wetland delineations and other fieldwork necessary to complete biological documentation for projects
  • Travel (with overnight stays) when needed
  • Prepare high quality technical studies and environmental documents, including Biological Resource Assessments, biological CEQA/NEPA analyses, Jurisdictional Delineations, and permit application packages.
  • Experience and Skills:

    Qualified candidates ideally will have a minimum of 5+ years of experience in at least 3 of the following areas:

  • Biological resource assessments (CEQA/NEPA)
  • Botanical surveys
  • Wildlife species surveys
  • Wetland delineations & jurisdictional determinations
  • CRAM assessment
  • Regulatory permitting
  • Regulatory compliance oversight and monitoring
  • Restoration planning, habitat management, mitigation monitoring
  • Utility / energy projects
  • Minimum Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • BS in Biology or equivalent and at least 6 years of relevant consulting experience
  • MS in Biology or equivalent college and 5 years of relevant consulting experience
  • PhD in Biology or equivalent and 3 years of relevant experience
  • The qualified candidate should demonstrate a minimum of 8 years of progressive and successful experience in the above three areas (Project Management, Business Development and Technical Work). Additionally, the qualified candidate should demonstrate their past / current successes of supervising employees, being solution-orientated, and fostering positive relationships with staff, clients, agencies and sub-consultants.

    Rincon Consultants is a professional platform!

    Employees leverage our collective knowledge and experience to provide exemplary client service, influence environmentally-conscious outcomes, and accelerate their careers. 27% of our employees were promoted in 2017.

    Total Rewards Package* Includes:

  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, long-term disability, accidental death & dismemberment, and life)
  • HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
  • Vacation and Sick Accrual
  • Paid Holidays
  • Volunteer Pay for a Day
  • Legal Shield, Identity Protection
  • Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • 2x/Year Employee Bonus Opportunities
  • Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
  • And much, much more!
  • *All programs subject to review and change



    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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