Assistant Environmental Scientist

Assistant Environmental Scientist

 

Bakersfield

 
 

Position Purpose

Assistant Environmental Scientists use their species-specific and relevant environmental knowledge to provide important services pertaining to the health of communities and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is an entry-level professional position with responsibility for assisting in the collection, interpretation, and analysis of field data and research for inclusion in technical NEPA and CEQA documents. The Assistant Environment Scientist will collect field data and provide relevant notes necessary in the analysis of environmental problems in order for more senior staff to develop solutions to these problems. This includes the assessment of the risks of new construction to the environment. This position is essential in building a strong foundation in the environmental science discipline within QK.

What You'll Do

  • Assist in conducting wildlife, plant, and habitat surveys, inventory, and analysis 
  • Observe and monitor species in the field 
  • Assist in preparation of analysis, mitigation plans, regulatory compliance / permitting documentation, and land-use monitoring for natural/biological resources protection 
  • Research agency records and literature 
  • Work with agencies to acquire permits 
  • Draft portions of documents for inclusion in NEPA and CEQA documents 
  • May compile data and information for public presentations 
  • Assist with GIS data research and analysis 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience (or comparable education), especially in the areas of NEPA and CEQA compliance, wetlands delineations, CWA, ESA, and related federal and/or state environmental compliance regulations. Field experience in California preferred. 
  • Experience using field equipment

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Associate Environmental Scientist

Associate Environmental Scientist

 

Bakersfield, Clovis

 
 

Position Purpose

Associate Environmental Scientists use their species-specific and relevant environmental knowledge to provide important services pertaining to the health of communities and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is a professional position with responsibility for gathering, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents and presentations, with an emphasis on NEPA and CEQA compliance. This position is one of a team member who works with general direction from his/her supervisor and expresses a higher level of independence than an Assistant Environmental Scientist by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight. The Associate Environment Scientist will assist in routine to moderately complex environmental assessment and remediation projects. This includes the assessment of the risks of new construction to the environment that is needed in order to complete our projects.

What You'll Do

  • Conduct field surveys for threatened, endangered, or rare species, as well as species’ habitat in support of ESA, CWA, Section 404, and other environmental regulations 
  • Observe and monitor species in the field 
  • Conduct archival/electronic research with USFWS and other state and federal agencies 
  • Conduct land use/development monitoring for natural/biological resources protection 
  • Assure permits are requested and maintained appropriately 
  • Provide input for those sections of NEPA and CEQA documents pertaining to the environment and data collection methodology 
  • Prepare to leave in technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials 
  • Assist senior staff with presentations to public agencies and clients 
  • Assist with teaching junior staff 
  • Compile data and information for public presentations 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

 
  •  Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as Senior Associate Engineer (ten (10) years’ experience post-PE) or the equivalent thereof 
  • Extensive experience in teaching, training, motivating and/or leading other engineering staff •
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience
 

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Associate Planner

Associate Planner

 

Bakersfield, Visalia, Merced

 
 

Position Purpose

Associate Planners must think analytically about the best way to use and develop urban resources, maintain the health of communities, and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the planning field and a more elevated level of required duties and responsibilities compared with the Planning Assistant. The Associate Planner is expected to possess in-depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as economic development, comprehensive planning, or environmental planning. This position is a professional position with responsibility for compiling and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents including General Plans and Specific Plans. An Associate Planner is a team member who works with direction from his/her supervisor and expresses a higher level of independence than an Assistant Planner by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight.

What You'll Do

  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use 
  • Research local and county ordinances, regional and state regulations, and transportation studies 
  • Assist in developing recommendations affecting land use, environmental, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide the development 
  • Assist in preparing, coordinating, and facilitating public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops 
  • Visit field sites to gather facts and data, and conduct investigations 
  • Review reports, data, and/or entitlement applications completed by other staff 
  • Prepare technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials 
  • Compile, analyze, and prepare data and other materials for proposals and proposal presentations 
  • Assist in preparing noise, air modeling, land use, and socio-economic studies 
  • Conduct and oversee research and documentation in support of NEPA and CEQA document preparation, and technical planning studies 
  • Perform environmental analysis and coordinate permitting and other issues with agencies 
  • Perform various planning tasks which may require interpretation or coordination of complex components (i.e., policy interpretation, habitat restoration, client specifications, etc.) 
  • Develop recommendations affecting environmental issues associated with land use 
  • Provide input and creative solutions to assist in solving those issues that may conflict with the client’s initial project plans 
  • Provide input on EIRs, EAs, and other technical documents 
  • Interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other documents 
  • Draft maps, utilizing GIS, in support of NEPA and CEQA documents 
  • Assist in teaching junior staff 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience in planning, transportation, and/or socioeconomics (or MA/MS plus two (2) years’ experience)

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Senior Associate Planner

Senior Associate Planner

 

Bakersfield, Merced

 
 

Position Purpose

Senior Associate Planners work alongside team members and clients to create a broad vision for communities. A Senior Associate Planner must think analytically about the best way to use and develop urban resources, maintain the health of communities, and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the planning field and a more elevated level of required duties and responsibilities compared with the Associate Planner. The Senior Associate Planner is expected to possess in-depth knowledge of several planning specialties such as land use, policy planning, or environmental planning. This position is a professional position with responsibility for compiling and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents. A Senior Associate Planner is a team member who works with direction from his/her supervisor and expresses a higher level of independence than an Associate Planner by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight.

What You'll Do

  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use 
  • Maintain communication with the client and/or other project managers from project conception through completion 
  • Manage, oversee, and/or train other professional staff 
  • Formulate and conduct technical planning studies 
  • Prepare and/or coordinate preparation of winning proposals and lead proposal presentations 
  • Develop recommendations affecting environmental issues associated with land use 
  • Generate creative solutions to issues that may conflict with the client’s initial project plans 
  • Research local ordinances, regional and state regulations, transportation studies, and planning issues 
  • Develop recommendations affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide the development 
  • Prepare technical studies and documents, with emphasis on NEPA and CEQA documents 
  • Prepare for, conduct, and oversee research, fieldwork, and documentation in support of NEPA and CEQA document preparation, and technical planning studies 
  • Read, interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other technical documents 
  • Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops 
  • Visit field sites to gather facts and data, and conduct investigations 
  • Prepare technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in planning, transportation, and/or socioeconomics (or MA/MS plus two (2) years’ experience)

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Associate Land Surveyor

Associate Land Surveyor

 

Visalia

 
 

Position Purpose

The Associate Land Surveyor will work hand in hand with Survey Field Crews by taking the information collected in the field to draft various Topographic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Easement and Boundary Plats according to Company and Project Specific Municipality Standards. Associate Land Surveyors also prepare and create full Civil3D Drawings beginning from field data points, generate surfaces and contours, calculate boundary lines from record maps, and Grant Deed descriptions. Associate Land Surveyors play a key role in delivering maps and documents necessary to memorialize land ownership and land use.

What You'll Do

  • Perform topographic, property, geodetic, and construction surveys 
  • Prepare the points for CAD Designers and Technicians 
  • Review, perform and create exhibits for right-of-way and facility boundary retracement surveys, including encroachment and right-of-way marking surveys 
  • Research government agency, state, county, or city records for information concerning surveys 
  • Inspect and verify survey deliverables for accuracy and correctness 
  • Perform complex computations and analysis using technical software, Trimble Business Center, etc. 
  • Coordinate and support the collections of field survey data for various projects 
  • Check and review Records of Survey, Boundary Line adjustments, Partition Plats, and other official documents in accordance with organizational standards, to be recorded at various federal, state, and county government offices 
  • Complete associated documentation and archiving, such as control and alignment reports 
  • Works with other disciplines across offices to perform design and construction tasks 
  • Maintain land survey databases and validate data quality of information entered 
  • Assist with process improvement efforts and associated administrative tasks 
  • Perform internal land survey and real property records research and coordinate with the public and other government agencies regarding requests for information 
  • Assist in training Survey Designers with AutoCAD and QK standards for drafting projects 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • One (1) year of practical experience in the survey field 
  • Demonstrated experience in and expert knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is preferred.

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Senior Associate Land Surveyor

Senior Associate Land Surveyor

 

Visalia

 
 

Position Purpose

The Senior Associate Land Surveyor will work hand in hand with Survey Field Crews by taking the information collected in the field to draft various Topographic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Easement and Boundary Plats according to Company and Project Specific Municipality Standards. Senior Associate Land Surveyors also prepare and create full Civil3D Drawings beginning from field data points, generate surfaces and contours, calculate boundary lines from record maps, and Grant Deed descriptions. Senior Associate Land Surveyors play a key role in delivering maps and documents necessary to memorialize land ownership and land use.

What You'll Do

  • Facilitate and perform route, engineering design, property, geodetic, and construction surveys 
  • Review, perform and create exhibits for right-of-way and facility boundary retracement surveys, including encroachment and right-of-way marking surveys 
  • Research client, government agency, state, county, or city records for information concerning surveys 
  • Create deliverables such as field note sheets, electronic data collection files, computation sheets, CAD base maps, Records of Survey and land acquisition exhibits, survey reports and narratives, encroachment and right-of-way exhibits, electronic GIS files 
  • Inspect and verify survey deliverables for accuracy and correctness, notify the client, and/or supervisor of any discrepancies 
  • Draft and review scopes, schedules, statements of work, and estimates for survey work performed by the survey team 
  • Facilitate and coordinate the work of field survey crew staff 
  • Perform complex computations and analysis using technical software, Trimble Business Center, etc. 
  • Coordinate and support the collections of field survey data for various projects 
  • Check and review Records of Survey, Boundary Line adjustments, Partition Plats, and other official documents in accordance with organizational standards, to be recorded at various federal, state, and county government offices 
  • Complete associated documentation and archiving, such as control and alignment reports 
  • Coordinate field survey activities with other disciplines across offices to facilitate design and construction needs 
  • Review and analyze vague title policy matters and legal description issues, and advise management and/or staff of applicability 
  • Maintain land survey databases and validate data quality of information entered 
  • Assist with process improvement efforts and associated administrative tasks 
  • Perform internal land survey and real property records research, and coordinate with the public and other government agencies regarding requests for information 
  • Manage in training more junior staff with QK standards for surveying projects 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years practical experience working as a Professional Land Surveyor 
  • Demonstrated experience in and expert knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is preferred.

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Senior Land Surveyor

Senior Land Surveyor

 

Porterville

 
 

Position Purpose

 

The Senior Land Surveyor will guide junior staff in preparing information the Land Surveyors collect in the field to guide them in drafting of various Topographic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Easement and Boundary Plats according to Firm and Project Specific Municipality Standards. Senior Land Surveyors also prepare and create full Civil3D Drawings beginning from field data points, generate surfaces and contours, calculate boundary lines from record maps and Grant Deed descriptions. Senior Land Surveyors play a key role in delivering maps and documents necessary to memorialize land ownership and land use.

 

What You'll Do

  • Facilitate engineering design, property, geodetic, and construction surveys
  • Review exhibits for right-of-way and facility boundary retracement surveys, including encroachment and right-of-way marking surveys
  • Research client, government agency, state, county, or city records for information concerning surveys
  • Create deliverables such as field note sheets, electronic data collection files, computation sheets, CAD base maps, Records of Survey and land acquisition exhibits, survey reports and narratives, encroachment and right-of-way exhibits, electronic GIS files
  • Inspect and verify survey deliverables for accuracy and correctness and notify the client if necessary of any discrepancies, and coach or correct junior staff as appropriate
  • Draft and review scopes, schedules, statements of work, and estimates for survey work performed by the survey team
  • Facilitate and coordinate the work of field survey crew and office survey staff
  • Perform complex computations and analysis using technical software, Trimble Business Center
  • Coordinate the collections of field survey data for various projects
  • Check and review Records of Survey, Boundary Line adjustments, Partition Plats, and other official documents in accordance with organizational standards, to be recorded at various federal, state, and county government offices
  • Complete associated documentation and archiving, such as control and alignment reports
  • Manage field survey activities with other disciplines across offices to facilitate design and construction needs
  • Review and analyze vague title policy matters and legal description issues, and advise management and/or staff of applicability
  • Maintain land survey databases and validate data quality of information entered
  • Drive with process improvement efforts and associated administrative tasks
  • Oversee internal land survey and real property records research, and coordinate with the public and other government agencies regarding requests for information
  • Manage the training of more junior staff members on QK standards for surveying projects
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • Minimum of ten (10) years practical experience working as a Professional Land Surveyor
  • Substantial experience working on land survey projects and have demonstrable project experience 
  • Experience managing land survey crews 
  • Demonstrated experience in and expert knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is required

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Senior Associate Engineer

Senior Associate Engineer

 

Bakersfield, Merced, Visalia

 
 

Position Purpose

The Senior Associate Engineer works mostly independently to perform more complex engineering work and provides Project Managers with support for various water, sewer, street, environmental, land development, public works, and other engineering projects. The Senior Associate Engineer is distinguished from the Associate Engineer by the ability to not only complete quality work, but also review the work of others to provide quality control, training, and project oversight as needed. The Senior Associate Engineer is also looked to for guidance by junior staff and is expected to provide insight, training, and direction as appropriate. Senior Associate Engineers are key to completing quality deliverables on time and within budget. Senior Associate Engineers also act as Project Managers, which are key to maintaining healthy client relationships, developing business, and successfully delivering quality projects.

What You'll Do

  • May serve as a Project Manager, QA/QC Consultant, Team Leader, or Group Leader with emphasis on technical abilities, leadership skills, or project management abilities
  • Serving as a Project Manager, you will prepare and monitor project budgets using Deltek software, Newforma, and the company adopted procedures
  • Will have overall responsibility for the profitability of his/her projects
  • Responsible for project schedules and timely completion of projects
  • Serves as primary client contact and supervise and monitor client relationship strategies
  • Coordinates and approves pricing, estimating, scoping, and marketing strategies for proposed projects
  • Oversees contract administration
  • Works with clients, agencies, and team members to assure that tasks are appropriate, and deliveries can be made on time and on budget
  • Works with other teams, groups, and/or offices to assure that expert staff is consulted, when appropriate, for a project concern/issue
  • Develops probable construction cost estimates for projects
  • Attends client meetings and associated agency meetings (including the city council, county planning, and zoning, etc.)
  • Acts as District and/or City Engineer for the various Districts and Cities for which we provide on-call engineering services
  • Responsible for control of work-in-progress ensures accurate client billings and conducts outstanding accounts receivable and collection efforts on his/her projects
  • Analyzes reports, maps, survey data, drawings, tests, and aerial photographs to plan and design projects
  • Prepares or directs preparation of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for projects
  • Visits construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents
  • Serves as on-site project representative
  • Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents
  • Prepares applications for funding, permits, and other planning documents
  • Responsible for completion of QA/QC forms for all deliverables and to encourage Associate Engineers to prepare the forms and coordinate the schedule with other QA/QC reviewers
  • Reviews projects list and planned hours for all his/her projects weekly and discuss with other team members, Project Managers, and/or Team/Group Leaders to ensure accuracy of the assigned hours and completion of planned work
  • Other duties as assigned by more senior engineering professionals, Team/Group Leaders, Branch Managers, or CAD Leaders as required in order to assist junior staff
  • Additional duties initiated by the Senior Associate Engineer in order to maximize the success of the engineering group, the client, or QK

Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as Associate Engineer (three (3) years’ experience post-PE) or the equivalent thereof
  • Minimum of one (1) years’ experience in marketing, proposal writing, and/or other related business development tasks preferred

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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

 

Visalia

 
 

Position Purpose

Working in cooperation with others throughout the company, the project manager is accountable for successfully coordinating integrated delivery of complex client projects. Success is measured by achieving results, based on defined standards, in the following areas:

  • Client satisfaction: the quality of clients’ experience from pre-proposal through project completion
  • On-time product delivery, including meeting or exceeding agreed-upon project schedules
  • Project team satisfaction; the quality and timeliness of direction, communication, and feedback related to the client and project, as well as other leadership activities
  • The quality of all work products
  • Project profitability in relation to budgeted expectations

What You'll Do

  • Lead efforts in formulating project proposals
  • Define and monitor project scope, schedule, and budget, including implementing relevant, trend-based measurements to reflect the state of project activities and achievement of clients’ expectations
  • Maintain continuous communication on project status with clients and all relevant internal and external parties
  • Anticipate client, business, and community issues and influence managerial and team attention to them
  • Monitor project performance and correct performance gaps
  • Build organizational relationships; understand the roles and interrelationships of all partners; foster teamwork within and across departments; and cultivate a strong, diverse network of relationships inside and outside the firm
  • Identify opportunities among project team members for improving performance, including external and internal business relationships, and provide coaching and feedback to help develop and improve skills to achieve the highest standards of communication and performance
  • Visits the construction site to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents.
  • Serves as on-site project representative
  • Prepares applications for funding, permits, and other planning documents
  • Responsible for monitoring completion of QA/QC forms for all deliverables and coordinates the schedule with other QA/QC reviewers at various points throughout the project development
  • Reviews projects list and planned hours for all his/her projects weekly and discuss with other team members, Project Managers, and/or Team/Group Leaders to ensure accuracy of the assigned hours and completion of planned work
  • Leads business development efforts necessary to create and maintain a pipeline of backlog and opportunities for future work through established and new client relationships
  • Mentors junior staff on all aspects of project management and client relations, as well as trains staff in the fundamentals of project management
  • Additional duties in order to maximize success the client, and/or QK

Experience

 
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as Senior Associate Engineer (ten (10) years’ experience post-PE) or the equivalent thereof
  • Extensive experience in teaching, training, motivating, and/or leading other engineering staff
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in marketing, proposal writing, and/or other related business development tasks preferred
 

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Public Works Manager

Public Works Manager

 

Visalia, Clovis

 
 

Position Purpose

The Public Works Project Manager oversees technical phases of planning and designing and directing public works projects. This position is held by those who have licensed engineers with at least fifteen (15) years of practical experience in the full range of project management functions. A Senior Civil Engineer will perform in the role of a senior consultant, project manager, team leader, or department manager, managing various aspects of projects. A Public Works Project Manager will be expected to successfully execute appropriate levels of leadership, project management, and technical roles. This position requires extensive experience in public works projects, which may include experience in public works departments for municipalities, or irrigation districts, or storm drain districts.

What You'll Do

  • Oversee all aspects of project management with an emphasis on leadership skills and technical abilities
  • Lead and mentor a team of junior engineers and technicians: guide and instruct the team on technical and financial aspects of the project. Assist the team in developing and building client relationships
  • Has overall responsibility for the profitability of his/her projects. Also responsible for project schedules and timely completion of projects
  • Serve as primary client contact, and coordinate and manage client relationship strategies
  • Formulate fee estimates, cost estimating, scoping, and marketing strategies for proposed projects
  • Develop engineering agreements for projects within the departments
  • Oversee contract administration. Works with the client, agencies, and QK senior management to assure that tasks are appropriate, and deliveries can be made on time and on budget
  • Make presentations to local municipalities and other prospective clients in order to inform them of QK’s services and how we can help them achieve their goals
  • Direct and supervise other engineers’ activities. Coordinate with other teams, departments, and/or offices to assure that expert staff are consulted when appropriate for a project concern/issue
  • Attend client meetings and associated agency meetings (including the city council, county planning, and zoning, etc.)
  • Responsible for control of work-in-process, reviews and approves for accuracy client billings and collection efforts on his/her projects
  • Analyze reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs to plan and design projects
  • Prepare or direct preparation of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, and designs for the project
  • Visit construction site to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents
  • Serve as on-site project representative

Experience

 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a Professional Civil Engineer
  • Extensive experience in managing a variety of public works projects, with a record of completing them on time and on budget
  • Extensive experience in developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Experience in mentoring and guiding other staff, and assisting them in their own professional development
 

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