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.

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Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letters or cover email.

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 to fill an immediate opening for an Associate 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 4-year college.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in environmental consulting in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete assignments and project tasks 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.
  • 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.

Benefits and Compensation

  • The pay range for this position is $65,000 to $85,000 per year.
  • Benefits include a 401(k)-equivalent program, bonuses, medical insurance, and paid time off.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email that includes compensation expectations. Please include the phrase “Associate 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.

Position Details

Insignia is lookin for an Environmental Planning Intern who will embody Insignia’s vision to be our clients’ most trusted partner, always delivering excellence with integrity. Reporting to a designated staff member, the Environmental Planner Intern will work for a duration of 8 to 10 weeks across all levels of the organization to gain hands-on experience in an environmental consulting company. This individual should be a creative, collaborative, organized, and results-driven team member. Candidates must be team players who are proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Candidates who are recent graduates and/or are anticipated to graduate in June 2024 with university degrees in environmental science, resource management, city and regional planning, or a similar field are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time hybrid role that is based out of Insignia’s Menlo Park or Encinitas office locations in California.    

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 4-year college
  • Minimum of 1 year of prior internship or professional work experience is strongly preferred
  • 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 commute and regularly report to the office on scheduled in-office days (Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Benefits and Compensation

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The hourly rate range for this position is $25.00 to $31.00.
  • Insignia is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on employment status, Insignia benefits may include medical insurance, retirement savings plan, and bonuses.​

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email that includes compensation expectations. Please include the phrase “Environmental Planning Intern 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 opening for a NEPA Practitioner/Environmental Permitting Specialist to join our team. Responsibilities include research and environmental analysis preparation, permit application preparation, project management and project management support, and client/regulator interaction as directed while working in an interdisciplinary team environment. This position also supports senior staff in business development efforts, including the preparation of proposals, client meeting attendance, and participation in industry events.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Research and prepare environmental impact assessment documents in accordance with NEPA.
  • Manage and/or prepare resource agency permit applications, including Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permit applications and state authorizations required to facilitate the construction of projects as well as ongoing operation and maintenance activities.
  • Apply understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements to determine the permitting strategy for projects.
  • Manage and/or support the management of projects according to schedules, budgets, and client expectations.
  • Attend and/or facilitate internal and client meetings and field visits.
  • Conduct fieldwork on occasion.
  • Attend industry networking events on occasion as requested.
  • Assist and/or lead proposal preparation efforts.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or planning, or related science.
  • At least 5 years of experience in environmental consulting.
  • Strong technical expertise in one or more aspects of environmental sciences, including environmental policy, NEPA, land use planning, or pertinent field biology (e.g., botany, wildlife, or wetland biology).
  • Working knowledge of regulations pertaining to environmental protection, including NEPA, the Clean Water Act, and the 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 job responsibilities in inclement weather conditions.

Benefits and Compensation

  • The pay range for this position is $75,000 to $105,000 per year.
  • Benefits include a 401(k)-equivalent program, bonuses, medical insurance, and paid time off.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email that includes compensation expectations. Please include the phrase “NEPA Practitioner/Environmental Permitting Specialist 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 to join our team. Responsibilities include project management; plan and report writing; frequent interaction with clients/regulators; and managing the 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 technical review for the preparation of resource reports and 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, and 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).
  • Prepare scopes and costs for project proposals.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, environmental science or planning, or a related science.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with environmental consulting in a similar role, with at least 3 years demonstrated experience serving in a project management support role such as an Assistant Project Manager.
  • 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.

Benefits and Compensation

  • The pay range for this position is $90,000 to $140,000 per year.
  • Benefits include a 401(k)-equivalent program, bonuses, medical insurance, and paid time off.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email that includes compensation expectations. Please include the phrase “Senior 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.

Position Details

Insignia is looking for an experienced Senior Environmental Planner/Project Manager to join our team. Responsibilities include project management, frequent interaction with clients/regulators, and technical review. The position also offers the opportunity to supervise staff and serve as a mentor to others. This is a hybrid role that is based out of Insignia’s Menlo Park headquarters.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Manage the routing, siting, permitting, and/or environmental compliance aspects of energy projects.
  • Oversee the completion of environmental deliverables by technical staff in accordance with approved budgets and schedules.
  • Facilitate internal and client meetings related to project progress and milestones.
  • Assign, coordinate, and oversee the work of technical professionals while providing technical guidance and mentoring.
  • Collaborate with peers and provide clients with technical advice and guidance regarding compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Provide technical review and quality control of environmental assessment documents, permit application packages, technical studies, and related client deliverables in accordance with industry and Insignia standards, regulatory requirements, and agency expectations.
  • Supervise junior staff and provide technical advice, career guidance, and performance management.
  • Continue to advance skills and job-related knowledge through training and conference attendance.
  • Assist and support marketing and business development efforts by developing scopes of work and cost estimates, as well as through networking.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, environmental science or planning, or another related science.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with environmental consulting in a similar role, with at least 2 years of demonstrated experience serving in a project management support role (such as an Assistant Project Manager).  
  • Working knowledge of regulations pertaining to environmental protection, including the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
  • Previous experience participating in the management of projects, including client interaction, technical review of deliverables, schedule and budget controls, and team oversight.
  • 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 and independent decision making.
  • Excellent writing and technical editing skills, with advanced experience in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Rigorously detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy.

OTHER

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness and ability to travel when needed.

Benefits and Compensation

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The annual salary range for this position is $90,000 to $160,000.
  • Insignia is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, Insignia benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, employee assistance program, retirement savings plan, and bonuses.​

HOW TO APPLY

Insignia is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive workplace where every team member can thrive. If you are passionate about making a difference in the environment and want to join a team that values excellence and camaraderie, we would love to hear from you!

Interested applicants should submit a resume to jobs@insigniaenv.com with a brief cover letter or cover email. Please include the words “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.

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