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Job Ref:  30262
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Sacramento
21/10/2016 05:10
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

The Program
Here is your opportunity to work on the first ever high-speed rail program in the U.S. while growing your career on a groundbreaking project. The California High-Speed Rail program will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. The system will also extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations.

The Role
The California High Speed Rail Authority has awarded WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff the Program Management role within the Rail Delivery Partners (RDP) program delivery team. As a result we currently have an immediate opportunity for an Environmental Analyst to serve as the primary point of contact for the comprehensive environmental schedules posted to the Federal Infrastructure Permitting Dashboard for portions of the future system to extend from San Francisco/Sacramento to Los Angeles/San Diego.

The Environmental Analyst will, under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Environmental Planning, coordinate with the environmental teams for each project section, and perform extensive outreach to key personnel with Federal and State agencies that have permitting, review, or approval authority for the project. The principal duties are:
      • Monitor and update as necessary the environmental schedules for the program
      • Coordinate with Federal and State agencies on schedule updates
      • Troubleshoot any problems with the IT system supporting the Dashboard and work directly with software engineers, providing the user experience, to improve and update the system as needed
      • Identify key milestones at risk and work with RDP managers to address risk or coordinate updates with federal partners
      • Lead meetings with Project Section Regional Consultants and Environmental and Engineering Consultants on project schedule status
      • Participate in Project Section weekly environmental meetings, as needed
      • Conduct training for environmental staff on the Federal Infrastructure Permitting Dashboard as appropriate
      • Produce reports and analytics on project schedules and associated milestones
      • Draft briefing materials for a variety of audiences related to project schedules and progress against project schedules
      • Provide support to RDP environmental teams on developing and reviewing environmental documents related to NEPA, CEQA, and other relevant federal and state environmental laws

Job Requirements
The Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Public Policy, Geography, or a related field
  • At least five years of progressively responsible relevant experience
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software systems quickly
  • A working knowledge of NEPA and CEQA, as well as other relevant state and federal environmental laws.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work environment, both independently and as a member of a team
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the US immediately
  • Relocation will not be provided, local candidates preferred EOE / Veteran / Disability / Gender (M-F) / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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