Senior Biologist/ Regulatory Specialist/ Project Manager
Rincon Consulting, Inc

San Luis Obispo, California


Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Senior Biologist/Regulatory Specialist/Project Manager who will be responsible for delegating and overseeing workflow and successful project execution, working directly with their peers and junior staff.

What Do You Get To Do In This Position:

  • Project Management
    • Overseeing complex biological permitting projects (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Coastal Act, others)
    • Managing and completing moderate to large sized projects and major tasks of larger projects in a largely unsupervised manner
    • Coordinating and tracking of assignments, scopes, schedules budgets and deliverables
    • Serving as Rincon's primary Project point of contact for the client and regulatory agencies
    • Technical direction to staff and subcontractors
    • QA / QC
  • Business Development
    • Client outreach
    • Proposal writing and development of cost and schedule estimates
    • Client interviews
    • Presentations
  • Technical Work
    • Identify optimal permitting pathways for complex projects, and develop required technical studies and application materials
    • Conduct stream/wetland delineations and other fieldwork necessary to complete biological documentation for projects
    • Travel (with overnight stays) when needed
    • Prepare high quality technical studies and environmental documents, including Biological Resource Assessments, biological CEQA/NEPA analyses, Jurisdictional Delineations, and permit application packages


This Job Might Be For You If You Have The Following:
  • A minimum of 3 to 5+ years of progressive and successful experience in the above three areas (Project Management, Business Development and Technical Work)
  • BA, BS, MA or MS in Biology or equivalent and at least 5+ years of relevant consulting experience
  • PhD in Biology or equivalent and 3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience supervising employees, being solution-oriented, and fostering positive relationship with staff, clients, agencies and subconsultants
  • Experience preparing biological resource assessments (CEQA/NEPA), botanical surveys, wildlife species surveys, wetland delineations & jurisdictional determinations, CRAM assessments, regulatory permitting, restoration planning, habitat management, and/or mitigation monitoring


Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as the #1 'Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For' by the Zweig Group in 2021. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 300+ associates in 13 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose. If hired, we require proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Total Rewards Package* Includes:

HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
Three Weeks Vacation accrued in the first year
401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
2x/Year Bonus Opportunities
Paid Sick Leave
Eight Paid Holidays
Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
Dental, vision, prescription drug
Supplemental life insurance
Volunteer Pay for a Day
Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance
Professional Development
Mentoring
Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
And much more!

*All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30+ hours per week

Rincon Consultants, Inc does not accept unsolicited applicant/candidate resumes from search firm recruiters and/or temporary agencies that do not have a signed contract and specified work order with Rincon Consultants. Further, such resumes received will be deemed the sole property of Rincon Consultants and no fees will be paid in the event Rincon Consultants subsequently hires such individual. Rincon Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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