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Senior Biology Team Lead  San Diego, CA  : 6/8/2021
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Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia.

Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder’s integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver.
Kleinfelder's Southern California Offices (Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, or San Diego County) is seeking a Senior Biology Team Lead with a natural science background to provide leadership, mentorship and coaching to a talented Biology and Environmental Team, with a diverse set of skills
Responsibilities also include managing and preparing concise, accurate technical documents; oversight of multi-disciplinary work on simultaneous, diverse energy and related projects; participation and oversight of the preparation of competitive proposals; clear understanding of state and federal regulatory requirements; and an ability to provide professional presentations.
Applicants with substantial experience with the following will be considered: coordination and management of wildlife and botanical surveys, nesting bird surveys, habitat assessments and biological compliance monitoring; and environmental permitting experience.  Ideal candidates should possess a diverse background and understanding of southern California wildlife and plant communities; as well as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and state/federal agency permitting processes. Past experience with staff supervision and development is essential. The position will require coordination with other project managers and multidisciplinary teams, in addition to developing and monitoring project budgets and schedules. Successful candidates will provide mentorship and independent technical reviews to ensure that impact analyses accurately reflect anticipated effects from proposed actions and alternatives. A background in CEQA/NEPA environmental permitting/environmental documents and experience with organizing public involvement efforts and agency/stakeholder meetings is preferredPreferred candidates will have an expert level understanding of utility industry operations to facilitate the development of proposed actions, alternatives, and impact analyses for energy development projects.
Candidates must demonstrate sufficient understanding of energy industry operations to facilitate the development of proposed actions, alternatives, and impact analyses for energy development projects.
  • Education: BS degree in Biology, Ecology, Botany and/or an environmental science or policy field required. MS degree in same or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 10+ years of preparing/managing projects including EAs and EISs, and knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations required.
  • Experience in preparing NEPA documents on western BLM, USFS and/or BIA-administered lands a plus.  
Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)

Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.



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