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Stantec Environmental Planner - Mid-Level in San Jose, California

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking an Environmental Planner to join our Impact Assessment, Permitting, and Compliance Practice in Northern California. The position is to be based out of our Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Sacramento, or San Jose Office; geographic alignment with other Stantec offices may be considered based on experience. Stantec offers flexible work locations, flexible work hours and a robust compensation and benefit package.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • As an Environmental Planner, you will provide environmental and land use planning knowledge to help with public and private projects including utility programs, renewable power permitting, siting and licensing of other energy production and transmission projects, environmental impact analysis support, biological and cultural assessment support, CEQA/NEPA support, municipal zoning ordinance review and land use planning and coordination for environmental projects. Experience with the review of development applications, familiarity with utility environmental review process and permitting assessment process, and general understanding of local municipal planning is required.

  • As an Environmental Planner, you will contribute to multi-disciplinary project teams in all phases of the execution and delivery of utility operations and maintenance projects.

  • This position requires strong skills as a self-starter, with ability to participate on multiple projects simultaneously. Experience within electric and/or gas utility projects is required. Understanding preparation of the release to construction (RTC) process for clients and ability to direct and work with multiple disciplines is preferred. This role will also include support to project management teams on dynamic projects.

Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • 3 years of experience performing environmental planning and permitting work for California IOUs.

  • 5 years of experience performing linear facility (i.e., utility or transportation) environmental planning and permitting work.

  • Strong research, analysis and reporting abilities.

  • Focused on detail-orientation skills and capable of managing large data sets.

  • Are self-starting, team-oriented professional with excellent written and communication skills.

  • Should be familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps, and drawings.

  • Experience with permitting and CEQA.

  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to Stantec’s multi-disciplinary project teams.


  • NEPA experience a plus.

  • CWA 404/401 permitting a plus.

  • CPUC experience a plus.

  • CEC experience a plus.

  • Ability to identify opportunities and build relationships with clients.

Education and Experience

Basic: BA/BS degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental Land Use Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or a related field. 5-8 years of experience.

Preferred: Master’s degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental Land Use Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or a related field.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Planner

Primary Location: United States-California-Walnut Creek

Other Locations: United States-California-Sacramento, United States-California-San Jose, United States-California-San Francisco

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 200001U0

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans