Conservation Project Planner

  • The Westervelt Company
  • 600 North Market Boulevard, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jul 22, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Westervelt Ecological Services (WES), is a national leader in mitigation and conservation. Established in 2006, WES collaborates with private landowners, businesses, land trust organizations, non-profits, and government entities to develop environmental restoration projects that benefit local communities and native flora and fauna. WES provides environmental mitigation options to help our clients meet local, State and Federal compliance requirements for public and private project impacts to streams, wetlands, and wildlife. Our professional staff contributed to over 30,000 acres of habitat nationwide, implementing restoration projects protecting and restoring vital natural resources. We challenge ourselves to develop big, complex projects, that maximize local benefits beyond habitat restoration to flood management, water quality, and climate change; we are dedicated to implementing restoration projects that provide long-lasting benefits for future generations Our comprehensive and complex mitigation projects require a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team so we have assembled a team that is considered “Best of Class” in their respective areas of expertise – come join us.

We are looking for an experienced Conservation Project Planner to join our team in our Sacramento office.

The Conservation Project Planner oversees and develops mitigation banking projects in the Western Region.  This position is responsible for the planning, execution, and tracking of new wetlands/conservation mitigation project approvals and will assist with regional compliance tracking of approved mitigation projects.

Other information

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

-Prepare and secure approval of Mitigation/Conservation Banking documents, including Prospectus, Banking Instruments and all technical documents, conservation easements, endowments, and credit releases.
-Manage project teams (internal staff and external consultants), with the ability to maintain clear communication, working relationships, and facilitate product development.
-Assist in project budget development and manage and track financial expenditures to the approved budget.
-Develop and maintain detailed project and task schedules, and management of the project to the approved timelines.
-Engage with regulatory agency staff, either independently or as part of the project management team, to solve complex project development issues.
-Identify areas of entitlement process improvement and engage in developing process solutions.
-Track and maintain project compliance.
-Assist in business and brand development through participation in client meetings and speaking engagements at technical conferences.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science related field.
  2. Five years experience related to CEQA, NEPA, 404 permitting, mitigation planning or design.
  3. Good knowledge of California's biological habitats, species and general conservation.
  4. Solid writing and reading skills. Experience in writing/developing mitigation documents preferred.
  5. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with team members of other disciplines.
  6. Good understanding of federal environmental laws and policies.

Rate of Pay

depending on experience

Date posted

Jul 22, 2022