CEQA Project Manager

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US-CA-San Luis Obispo
Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a CEQA Project Manager with experience managing the preparation of EIRs and all other CEQA determinations and activities for our San Luis Obispo office. This is a regular, full-time salaried position that is a career growth opportunity to join SWCA’s expanding California practice. The CEQA Project Manager role will be based on individual qualifications and experience.  Please note that this role can be remote, but will be tied to our San Luis Obispo office.


SWCA’s San Luis Obispo’s office has been providing environmental planning and consulting services for over 30 years and is well known on the Central Coast for having a positive and collaborative office culture. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment, competitive wages, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).

What you will accomplish

  • Serve as Project Manager for all CEQA documents prepared for a variety of projects;
  • Help manage multidisciplinary teams of SWCA staff and sub-consultants;
  • Support on-call planning and environmental services contracts with local agencies;
  • Write various sections of CEQA documents and review/edit other sections prepared by technical specialists;
  • Manage and coordinate complex CEQA documents;
  • Prepare proposals and conduct project interviews and presentations;
  • Ensure CEQA project quality, schedule, and budget objectives;
  • Make client and public presentations of CEQA documents;
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively; and
  • Work closely with project managers throughout the company.
  • Excellent written, logic, organizational, oral, analytical, and document management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Willingness to learn, have fun, and grow into increased management responsibilities.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning or a related field. 
  • A minimum of at least eight (8) years of applicable experience in environmental consulting and planning, including current planning, preparing CEQA documents, and/or related planning services.
  • At least two (2) must include experience with the preparation or management of CEQA documents and projects.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a related field.


Additional Information: 

  • Ability to go into the San Luis Obispo office 1X per month. 
  • Ability to travel to project locations in central California. 


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 


EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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