Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist


Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is seeking an experienced CEQA/NEPA Specialist capable of project and client management in the establishment of project scope, controls, and delivery. The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong grasp of permitting procedures, impact assessment, and mitigation measures as they apply to CEQA/NEPA projects. Candidates will have a proven record of accomplishment in California Environmental Qualities Act (CEQA) and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, project management, technical writing, research, public speaking, and business development.


  • Prepare impact analysis working closely with EA analysts, sub consultants, and project managers
  • Prepare reports, recommendations, assessments, and impact statements based on project data
  • Provide planning support to complex projects
  • Collaborate with engineers to research, analyze, and resolve complex environmental compliance challenges
  • Responsible for project setup, project delivery, project controls, business development, client satisfaction, and profitability
  • Develop and manage key client relationships locally and in Southern California
  • Initiate prepare and review proposals
  • Prepare project deliverables and project related correspondence
  • Prepare Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and supporting technical studies
  • Project management: Manage a team’s preparation of environmental documents in accordance with CEQA/NEPA and permitting requirements
  • Write sections for CEQA and NEPA documents, business correspondence, memoranda, proposals, and various other reports



  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or closely related field; master’s degree strongly recommended
  • In-depth knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulatory framework and its proper compliance
  • Experience in managing and providing environmental consulting services to project developers in support of project siting, design, and permit applications
  • Local, state, and federal compliance and permitting experience
  • Experience in providing or managing technical services in a professional service setting, preferably Southern California area
  • Experience in a client facing role (including business development and/or client management)
  • Strong written and oral communication


  • Full-time
  • Pay: $87,000.00 - $96,000.00 per year


Qualified  applicants only, please send a cover letter, writing sample (less than 3 pages), and resume to

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