Job Opportunities

As a growing firm, we are always looking for employees who strive to be the best in their field and enjoy exchanging knowledge in a collaborative environment.

As a growing firm, we are always looking for employees who strive to be the best in their field and enjoy exchanging knowledge in a collaborative environment.

career opportunities

Candidates interested in working at Insignia are encouraged to send their resumes, cover letters/emails, and compensation expectations to jobs@insigniaenv.com

Please include the word “resume” and the specific position for which you are applying in your email subject line.

In connection with potential employment, Insignia may request background information about candidates from a consumer reporting agency. Insignia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition or characteristics, or any other characteristics protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law.

Position Details

Insignia is looking for an experienced Senior Biologist to join our team. Responsibilities include overseeing biological fieldwork, managing projects, and coordinating the preparation of environmental review documents and permit applications. This position also supports management staff in marketing efforts, including the preparation of proposals.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Provide oversight of biological field surveys, including biological assessments, special-status species surveys, vegetation mapping, and wetland delineations.
  • Manage and provide technical review for the preparation of biological documents, including special-status survey reports, biological resources technical reports, and biological resources sections of California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) documents.
  • Manage and provide technical review for the preparation of resource agency permit applications, including Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permits, and Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 documents.
  • Coordinate with project field teams to schedule and execute biological fieldwork in accordance with Insignia’s standards and project requirements.
  • Ensure work is conducted within the assigned constraints (i.e., budget and schedule) at the project and program levels.
  • Assist in the preparation of scopes and costs for project proposals.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master of Science degree or higher in biology, ecology, or a related science.
  • Seven or more years of experience in environmental consulting in a similar role.
  • Strong technical expertise in one or more aspects of field biology, such as botany, wildlife biology, or wetland biology; for wildlife biologists, species-handling permits are strongly desired.
  • Minimum of five years of experience with environmental compliance and project management on major utility infrastructure projects in California.
  • Three or more years of demonstrated experience with sensitive species in Northern California, strongly preferred.
  • Five or more years of demonstrated experience with California species and ecosystems.
  • Five or more years of demonstrated experience with leading teams of field biologists.
  • Knowledge and experience with federal and state regulations, including CEQA/NEPA, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as confidence in dealing with clients, regulators, and team members.
  • Excellent writing and technical editing skills, with advanced experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Rigorously detail-oriented and committed to accuracy.

OTHER

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness and ability to travel when needed.
  • Willingness and ability to work fluctuating and/or long hours as necessary.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • While prioritizing health and safety, this position requires an individual who is able to walk and hike through varying degrees of difficult terrain. Individuals may also be required to perform their job responsibilities in inclement weather conditions.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email, including compensation expectations. Please include the phrase “Senior Biologist resume” in the subject line of your email. We request that applicants refrain from calling our office directly regarding this position.

Insignia may request, for lawful employment purposes, background information about candidates from a consumer reporting agency in connection with employment.

Insignia is an equal opportunity employer. Insignia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition or characteristics, or any other characteristics protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law.

For additional information about working at Insignia, check out our Careers Page.

Position Details

Insignia is looking for an experienced Senior Environmental Planner/Project Manager to join our team. Qualified remote applicants are welcome to apply. Responsibilities include 1) project management; 2) plan and report writing; 3) frequent interaction with clients/regulators; and 4) directing/mentoring junior- to mid-level employees in proper preparation of planning documents, environmental review documents, and permit applications while working in an interdisciplinary team environment. This position also supports management staff in marketing efforts, including the preparation of proposals.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Plan, develop, coordinate, and direct multi-disciplined projects. Manage and provide advisory/ technical review for the preparation of environmental documents, such as biological resources (including wetland and special-status species), cultural resources, land use/management planning, air quality, and noise evaluations for preparing technical sections of California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) documents.
  • Manage and provide technical review of the preparation of resource agency permit applications, including Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permits, Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 documents, and National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 documentation.
  • Apply understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
  • Lead and supervise teams as well as coordinate various subconsultants.
  • Ensure work is conducted within the assigned constraints (i.e., budget and schedule) at the project and program levels.
  • Prepare scopes and costs for project proposals.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, environmental science or planning, or other related science.
  • Eight or more years of experience in environmental consulting, with at least 3 years serving as a Project Manager.
  • Strong technical expertise in one or more aspects of environmental sciences, including environmental policy, CEQA/NEPA, land use planning, or pertinent field biology (e.g., botany, wildlife, or wetland biology).
  • Demonstrated experience with California species, resources, and ecosystems.
  • Demonstrated experience with leading teams of scientists, or previous supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of regulations pertaining to environmental protection, including CEQA/NEPA, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Endangered Species Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as confidence in dealing with clients, regulators, and team members.
  • Ability to exercise informed, independent decision making.
  • Excellent writing and technical editing skills, with advanced experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Rigorously detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy.

OTHER

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness and ability to travel when needed.
  • Willingness and ability to work fluctuating and/or long hours as necessary.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • While prioritizing health and safety, this position requires an individual who is able to walk and hike through varying degrees of difficult terrain. Individuals may also be required to perform their job responsibilities in inclement weather conditions.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email, including compensation expectations. Please include the phrase “Senior Environmental Planner/Project Manager resume” in the subject line of your email. We request that applicants refrain from calling our office directly regarding this position.

Insignia may request, for lawful employment purposes, background information about candidates from a consumer reporting agency in connection with employment.

Insignia is an equal opportunity employer. Insignia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition or characteristics, or any other characteristics protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law.

For additional information about working at Insignia, check out our Careers Page.

Position Details

Insignia is looking to fill an immediate opening for a Lead Biologist, who will embody Insignia’s vision to be our clients’ most trusted partner, always delivering excellence with integrity. Responsibilities include leading and performing biological fieldwork; conducting biological research; developing impact assessments; assessing biological and waters permitting requirements; coordinating with project teams; and preparing reports. The Lead Biologist also performs environmental and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance of construction activities with environmental permits and regulations. In addition, the Lead Biologist manages tasks on large projects independently and small-sized projects with oversight. Travel and fieldwork accounts for 40 to 70 percent of this position’s time.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Conduct biological field surveys, including biological assessments, special-status species surveys, vegetation mapping, and wetland delineations.
  • Prepare biological documents, including special-status survey reports, biological resources technical reports, and biological resources sections of California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) documents.
  • Prepare resource agency permit applications, including Notifications for Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permits, and Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 documents.
  • With the guidance from Senior Biologists, direct, oversee, and review others’ work to ensure that deliverables can be submitted to the client.
  • Ensure work is conducted within the assigned constraints (i.e., budget and schedule) at the project level.
  • Assist in the preparation of scopes and costs for project proposals.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in biology, ecology, or a related science.
  • 5 years or more of experience in environmental consulting.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in conducting botanical surveys in San Diego County.
  • Familiarity with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Protocols for Surveying and Evaluating Impacts to Special Status Native Plant Populations and Natural Communities, the Jepson Manual, and local floras.
  • Technical expertise in one or more aspects of field biology, such as botany, wildlife biology, or wetland biology; for wildlife biologists, species-handling permits are desired.
  • Demonstrated experience with California species and ecosystems.
  • Knowledge and experience with federal and state regulations, including CEQA/NEPA, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as confidence in dealing with clients, regulators, and team members.
  • Excellent writing and technical editing skills, with advanced experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Rigorously detail-oriented and committed to accuracy.

OTHER

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness and ability to travel when needed.
  • Willingness and ability to work fluctuating and/or long hours as necessary.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • While prioritizing health and safety, this position requires an individual who is able to walk and hike through varying degrees of difficult terrain. Individuals may also be required to perform their job responsibilities in inclement weather conditions.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email, including compensation expectations. Please include the phrase “Lead Biologist – Encinitas, CA resume” in the subject line of your email. We request that applicants refrain from calling our office directly regarding this position.

Insignia may request, for lawful employment purposes, background information about candidates from a consumer reporting agency in connection with employment.

Insignia is an equal opportunity employer. Insignia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition or characteristics, or any other characteristics protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law.

For additional information about working at Insignia, check out our Careers Page.

Position Details

Insignia is looking for an experienced Lead Biologist to join our team. Responsibilities include performing biological fieldwork, conducting biological research, developing impact assessments, assessing biological and waters permitting requirements, coordinating with project teams, and preparing reports. The Lead Biologist also performs environmental and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance of construction activities with environmental permits and regulations. In addition, the Lead Biologist manages tasks on small projects independently and large projects with oversight. Travel and fieldwork account for 40 to 80 percent of this position.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Conduct biological field surveys, including biological assessments, special-status species surveys, vegetation mapping, and wetland delineations.
  • Conduct biological monitoring for sensitive species and/or environmental inspection for compliance with permit conditions and associated reporting during construction.
  • Prepare biological documents, including special-status survey reports, biological resources technical reports, and biological resources sections of California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) documents.
  • Prepare resource agency permit applications, including Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, Clean Water Act Section 404 and Section 401 permits, and Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 documents.
  • With the guidance of Senior Biologists, direct, oversee, and review others’ work to ensure that deliverables can be submitted to clients.
  • Ensure work is conducted within the budgetary and scheduling constraints at the project level.
  • Assist in the preparation of scopes and costs for project proposals.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in biology, ecology, or a related science.
  • Three or more years of experience in environmental consulting is strongly preferred.
  • Technical expertise in one or more aspects of field biology, such as botany, wildlife biology, or wetland biology; for wildlife biologists, species-handling permits are desired.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with environmental compliance on major utility infrastructure projects in California.
  • Two or more years of demonstrated experience with leading teams of field biologists.
  • Demonstrated experience with Northern California species and ecosystems.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting wetland delineation is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with federal and state regulations, including CEQA/NEPA, Clean Water Act, federal Endangered Species Act, and California Endangered Species Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing and technical editing skills, with advanced experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Rigorously detail-oriented and committed to accuracy.

OTHER

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness and ability to travel when needed.
  • Willingness and ability to work fluctuating and/or long hours as necessary.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • While prioritizing health and safety, this position requires an individual who is able to walk and hike through varying degrees of difficult terrain. Individuals may also be required to perform their job responsibilities in inclement weather conditions.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email, including compensation requirements. Please include the phrase “Lead Biologist – Menlo Park, CA resume” in the subject line of your email. We request that applicants refrain from calling our office directly regarding this position.

Insignia may request, for lawful employment purposes, background information about candidates from a consumer reporting agency in connection with employment.

Insignia is an equal opportunity employer. Insignia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition or characteristics, or any other characteristics protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law.

For additional information about working at Insignia, check out our Careers Page.

Position Details

Insignia is looking to fill an immediate opening for an Environmental Planner who will embody Insignia’s vision to be our clients’ most trusted partner, always delivering excellence with integrity.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Conduct research
  • Perform impacts analyses
  • Prepare permit assessments and California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) reports 
  • Manage permitting efforts
  • Coordinate with staff
  • Assist project managers with task management, and manage small- to medium-sized projects

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, environmental policy, or similar from an accredited four-year college
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in environmental consulting in a similar role
  • Proactive, detail-oriented self-starter who can work independently to complete tasks on time
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and technical editing skills, with advanced experience in Microsoft Office
  • Rigorously detail-oriented and committed to accuracy
  • Experience assessing environmental impacts under CEQA/NEPA and/or preparing permit applications is highly preferred

OTHER

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness and ability to travel when needed.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email, including compensation requirements. Please include the phrase “Environmental Planner resume” in the subject line of your email. We request that applicants refrain from calling our office directly regarding this position.

Insignia may request, for lawful employment purposes, background information about candidates from a consumer reporting agency in connection with employment.

Insignia is an equal opportunity employer. Insignia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition or characteristics, or any other characteristics protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law.

For additional information about working at Insignia, check out our Careers Page.

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