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Northern California - Environmental Manager - Heavy Civil Construction


San Jose, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US

Requisition ID: 160960 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Northern California District 

Department: Environmental 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Are you passionate about Heavy Civil construction and the environment? How about doing so while working for one of the largest contractors in North America, with an opportunity to become a shareholder in the company? 

District Overview

Northern California 

Kiewit’s Northern California District is one of Kiewit’s leading infrastructure districts specializing in various types of work in the heavy civil, power, transportation, and water resource markets. Although most of our work is regionally based in Northern California, we also pursue various projects across the west coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry rather than design. 




San Jose, CA 


• Lead the environmental compliance for the project
• Identify, assess and reduce environmental risks to the company
• Perform and oversee field inspections and monitoring (water quality, underwater noise etc.)
• Maintaining project data tracking requirements
• Monitor, forecast and communicate environmental costs at the project level
• Develop and conduct environmental protection and awareness training to staff at all levels
• Function as a principal technical advisor and coordinator for environmental issues
• Coordinate with relevant crews on their work locations, material needs, quantities and invoices
• Interpret and apply environmental specifications and drawings avoiding and minimizing adverse effects to the natural environment and local communities.
• Prepare project and Kiewit required reports and communication of environmental risks to project management
• Attend field visits with Client and regulatory agencies
• Liaise with the client providing them design information, schedule details, quantities etc. ensuring they are aware of any unanticipated discoveries, critical permitting and compliance issues.
• Organize data management and processes for projects and encourage sustainable production operations through developing new or maintaining existing programs.
• Communicate with internal and external agencies or customers in regard to environmental procedures.
• Coordinate, manage and implement facility-wide environmental policy compliance programs and strategies.
• Maintain records of all requirements and monitor compliance tools.



•    CPESC credentials preferred 
•    Preferred experience working in State of California
•    7-15 years' environmental regulatory experience within California with managing and implementing environmental programs
•    Undergraduate degree in an environmental science or related field
•    Ability to travel to multiple project sites in the state of California up to 75% of the time 
•    Strong public speaking skills, strong written skills
•    Environmental experience in policies and procedures, regulatory affairs, permitting, due diligence, and auditing
•    Strong training and management expertise
•    Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
•    Act as a technical expert
•    Ability to interact effectively with consultants and governmental agencies
•    Solve technical problems and develop solutions to meet environmental requirement
•    Proven ability to influence people without authority

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $93,073 - $139,609 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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