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Senior Environmental Planner  

Location Clovis, CA  
Category Environmental Consulting  

LSA is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner to join the team in its Clovis office. Working independently and under the direction of a Project Manager, the Senior Environmental Planner will work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to prepare technical reports and environmental documentation, primarily in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for both public and private projects. (e.g., transportation/transit, residential and commercial developments, utility corridors, parks, schools, and open space). City and County, California Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, and resource agency permitting experience is a plus.

The ideal Senior Environmental Planner candidate will have a strong foundation in successfully obtaining environmental work, and will have established good working relationships with a diverse clientele. Candidates must have experience in writing environmental documents and conducting environmental analysis, and must have excellent writing skills. In addition, candidates must have experience overseeing all aspects of a project, including leading client and regulatory agency meetings; coordinating reviews with environmental and technical staff; scoping projects for the appropriate level of environmental review, budget control, and invoicing; maintaining schedules; managing subconsultants; and providing overall quality control. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage several projects simultaneously. 

LSA places a strong emphasis on previous technical experience, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Excellent communication skills, willingness to collaborate with others, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential.

Flexible workplace schedules are arranged with supervisor and allow for potential remote opportunities. The salary range for this position is $71,000 to $154,000 per year. The compensation offer will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Position Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience with the preparation of documents that comply with CEQA and/or NEPA, as well as knowledge of other federal, State, and local environmental statutes and regulations.
  • Experience in a private environmental consulting firm preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning, or a related field.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, scheduling, and budget management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work as a member of a fast-paced team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Compensation The salary range for this position is $71,000 to $154,000 per year. The compensation offer will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.  
About the Organization LSA is a diversified environmental, transportation, and community planning organization. We are recognized as innovators in the field of environmental impact assessment, and we have developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective.

LSA's employee-owners are its most valuable resource. LSA fosters professional development and personal growth in an environment that offers opportunities for training and enrichment. LSA takes great pride in its work and looks for talented, dedicated professionals to join its team. We are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic people. If you enjoy working with clients and colleagues to plan and manage projects, we would like to hear from you.

LSA offers competitive pay, and for all eligible employees medical, dental, vision, long term disability, long-term care, group life/AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan; and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan with 401k safe harbor match.

For more details about our employee benefits package please visit our Careers Page on our company website.

EOE Statement LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

LSA provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. All employment decisions at LSA are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or permitted by law, employment decisions will not be influenced by an individual’s actual or perceived—or association with others of an actual or perceived—age, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical), marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, State, or local laws.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 3/29/2023  
Exemption None Specified 

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