Thank you for your interest in joining the Sapphos Environmental, Inc. team. We are dedicated to hiring and retaining the most qualified employees in the industry and are always searching for gifted and committed professionals to join our team.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please check our current openings for available positions being offered. Sapphos Environmental Inc. offers competitive salaries, as well as great benefits.

 

 

If your qualifications match the job criteria, please send your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, references, and writing sample (if applicable) to our Human Resources Department by one of the following methods:

 

 

 

 

Current Openings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Engineer, Geologist

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is a full-service environmental consulting firm with more than 26 years of experience with providing planning, biological, and environmental compliance services to assist public-sector and private-sector clients in the development of a variety of public infrastructure, including educational, transportation, health, recreational, and mixed-use projects. We are seeking a full-time Environmental Engineer, Geologist who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Geology and Environmental Engineering.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. provides a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, and biological and cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

 

As a successful candidate, you will be working to scope, coordinate, and conduct Phase I and II environmental site assessment projects, groundwater and soil vapor monitoring projects, remediation projects, and infrastructure development and storm water compliance projects.


Responsibilities

 

  • Scope, coordinate, and execute soil, soil vapor, and groundwater assessment and remediation programs for a variety of business sectors
  • Execute storm water compliance programs for large infrastructure projects and industrial sites
  • Evaluate, analyze, and synthesize technical data relative to project-specific goals
  • Prepare Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments
  • Prepare monitoring compliance reports and technical proposals with a focus on accuracy and clarity
  • Design, evaluate, and implement of site remediation strategies
  • Work with project managers and principal in developing pragmatic environmental solutions and providing strong client representation and agency coordination



Requirements

 

  • Minimum B.A./B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or another related field
  • At least 3-5 years of direct, relevant work experience in California
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training (current)
  • Highly motivated with excellent technical writing and documentation skills, interpersonal skills, and communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and innovative, with strong time management skills
  • California P.E. or P.G. license is a plus
  • QSD/QSP training is a plus



Other Skills

 

Candidates should be detail-oriented; have a professional demeanor and strong organizational skills; and possess the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers competitive salaries commensurate with individual qualifications and experience and a full package of benefits.

 

To apply, please forward your resume, salary history/requirements, and a short technical writing sample to Tamara Gonzalez at tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic & Transportation Specialist

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is a full-service environmental consulting firm with more than 26 years of experience providing planning, biological, and environmental compliance services to assist public-sector and private-sector clients in the development of a variety of public infrastructure projects, including educational, transportation, health, recreation, and mixed-use projects.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. provides a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, and biological and cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. seeks a Traffic and Transportation Specialist to join our growing office. This person will collaborate with architects, design managers, and project managers, while providing technical leadership with respect to transportation planning, discipline in development of documents, and administration of complex Design, Bid, Build, construction of complex programs.



General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

 

  • Prepare technical reports such as traffic impact analysis
  • Conduct project-related communications with clients
  • Attend project meetings and provide testimony at public hearings
  • Supervise and manage other engineers and personnel
  • Assist with major project pursuits, new business development, and local client relationships
  • Identify potential projects and develop strategies to win these projects
  • Build and maintain relationships with key traffic engineering and clients
  • Provide technical assistance and quality control oversight on traffic engineering studies and design projects managed by other project managers
  • Prepare written reports and oral presentations related to traffic studies, parking studies, operation analysis and safety analysis



Qualifications

 

  • 5-7 years of experience in traffic/transportation or 3 years with MS or MA in a related field
  • B.A./B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or another related field
  • At least 3-5 years of direct, relevant work experience in California
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and innovative, with strong time management skills
  • Ability to travel within CA



Desired experience would include:

 

  • Transportation planning and analysis
  • Transit station area planning
  • Bike/trail planning
  • Intermodal/intermodal facility planning
  • Transit corridor conceptual design and planning
  • Transportation demand management
  • Experience preparing traffic and transportation of EIS, EIR, EA, MND, CE
  • Experience with linear and transportation programs with Caltrans, L.A. Metro

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers competitive salaries commensurate with individual qualifications and experience and a full package of benefits.

 

To apply, please forward your resume, salary history/requirements, and a short technical writing sample to Tamara Gonzalez at tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Compliance Specialist (CEQA/NEPA Specialist)

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is seeking an experienced CEQA/NEPA Specialist capable of project and client management in the establishment of project scope, controls, and delivery. The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong grasp of permitting procedures, impact assessment, and mitigation measures as they apply to CEQA/NEPA projects. Candidates will have a proven record of accomplishment in California Environmental Qualities Act (CEQA) and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, project management, technical writing, research, public speaking, and business development.

 

 

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Prepare impact analysis working closely with EA analysts, subconsultants, and project managers
  • Prepare reports, recommendations, assessments, and impact statements based on project data
  • Provide planning support to complex projects
  • Collaborate with engineers to research, analyze, and resolve complex environmental compliance challenges
  • Responsible for project setup, project delivery, project controls, business development, client satisfaction, and profitability
  • Develop and manage key client relationships locally and in Southern California
  • Initiate prepare and review proposals
  • Prepare project deliverables and project related correspondence
  • Prepare Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports,
  • Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and supporting technical studies
  • Project management: Manage a team’s preparation of environmental documents in accordance with CEQA/NEPA and permitting requirements
  • Write sections for CEQA and NEPA documents, business correspondence, memoranda, proposals, and various other reports



REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or closely related field; master’s degree strongly recommended
  • In-depth knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulatory framework and its proper compliance
  • Experience in managing and providing environmental consulting services to project developers in support of project siting, design, and permit applications
  • Local, state, and federal compliance and permitting experience
  • Experience in providing or managing technical services in a professional service setting, preferably Southern California area
  • Experience in a client facing role (including business development and/or client management)
  • Strong written and oral communication.



Desired experience would include:

 

  • Transportation planning and analysis
  • Transit station area planning
  • Bike/trail planning
  • Intermodal/intermodal facility planning
  • Transit corridor conceptual design and planning
  • Transportation demand management
  • Experience preparing traffic and transportation of EIS, EIR, EA, MND, CE
  • Experience with linear and transportation programs with Caltrans, L.A. Metro

 

The salary range for this position will vary depending on level of education and experience. In addition to competitive salaries, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers a complete benefits package that includes full medical, dental, and vision coverage, and flex spending account.

 

Qualified  applicants only, please send a cover letter, writing sample (less than 3 pages), and resume to  tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biological Resources Specialist

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is seeking a highly experienced and qualified Biological Resources Specialist with extensive technical expertise and project coordination capabilities. This position requires exemplary stakeholder awareness and experience in the aspects of private consulting dynamics. The ability to adapt in a constantly shifting environment with workload priorities changeable at all times, effective time management, and a repertoire of biological and environmental compliance technical knowledge. Under the direction of the Biological Resources Manager, this position would require the employee to concurrently manage multiple projects, including the coordination and scheduling of deliverables and project budgets; design and conduct field studies; prepare technical reports; respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs); and prepare and provide input to proposals. The willingness to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry is a must.



RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Attend, direct, and prepare for stakeholders’ meetings.
  • Facilitate and directly acquire necessary permits in accord with various agencies’ regulations.
  • Review, explain, and revise environmental compliance documents such as EIRs, EIS, Incidental Take Permits, Permits, Amendments.
  • Coordinate budgets and labor specifications with PMs, field crew, technical managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Work to the satisfaction of the client and foster a strong company-client relationship.
  • Create accurate and manageable schedules for project work, understanding scope and remaining in budget, with the assistance of the PMO and project management software.
  • Identify appropriate resources in preparing technical documents. Document coordination efforts in Contact Report Forms (CRFs). Evaluate sources and check for accuracy.
  • Identify appropriate subcontractors and supervise subcontractor work performance.
  • Make competent, accurate, well prepared, and illustrated public presentations and participate in project-related public meetings (scoping, public review, and certification).
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate permits and licenses, including state collecting permits.
  • Attend meetings with clients at the request of project managers to provide expertise and consultation related to biological resources endeavors.
  • Write technically and procedurally adequate, legally defensible, organized, accurate, and grammatically correct technical documents.
  • Maintain the administrative record for all projects as specified in company procedures.
  • Assist in marketing efforts and development of project proposals.
  • Assist in scheduling, logistical coordination, and budget and resource management for projects.
  • Participate in fieldwork expeditions when necessary.



REQUIREMENTS

 

  • PhD and 3+years of experience OR Master and 6+years of experience OR Bachelor degree and 9+ years of experience in Biology, Botany, Environmental Sciences, Ecology or other related field.
  • Regulatory compliance and oversight.
  • Must be knowledgeable of southern California plant and wildlife communities.
  • Must have experience with CEQA and NEPA regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrable planning, communication, scheduling, project tracking and organizational skills.
  • Stakeholder relationship building, coordination and cooperation experience.
  • Dispute resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong expertise in the acquisition of permits through various agencies.
  • Professional certifications a PLUS.
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Versatile and proven team player.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

  • Location: Pasadena, CA
  • Salary: $68,640 – $81,120
  • Benefits: medical, dental, and vision coverage; 401k/Roth retirement accounts, flexible spending account, generous PTO package with up to 12 paid holidays (2 more after one year), annual training allotment, annual gym allotment, monthly public transportation stipend, and more.

 

Qualified  applicants only, please send a cover letter, writing sample (less than 3 pages), and resume to  tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

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