Environmental Specialist I

RBF Consulting
Professional Area: 
Environmental and Natural Resources Planning
5-7 years
Contact person: 
Ryan Lynch
Irvine, CA

RBF Consulting, a Company of Michael Baker International, has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Specialist I to join our Environmental Services team in our Irvine, CA office. 

The Environmental Specialist I will be part of a team that provides assistance to both external and internal clients on a variety of projects associated with land development (residential/commercial), transportation, and water resources.  The successful candidate will work with other RBF/Baker professionals, which may include engineers, environmental analysts, planners, GIS analysts, landscape architects and hydrologists.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of CEQA and NEPA documentation for various types of projects
  • Lead meetings with clients and regulatory agencies
  • Coordinate reviews with environmental and technical staff
  • Scope projects for the appropriate level of environmental review
  • Budget control and invoicing
  • Maintain schedules
  • Manage subconsultants
  • Conduct quality control
  • Business development, marketing and proposal preparation
  • Manage several projects simultaneously


  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience in the environmental field
  • BA/BS degree in Planning, Geology, Biology, Environmental Science, or related field
  • Experience with federal environmental regulations such as CEQA/NEPA as well as state regulations
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong technical writing ability


  • Familiarity with technical aspects of the CEQA/NEPA process (traffic, air quality, noise, biology, etc.)

Baker, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for its clients worldwide. With nearly 3,000 employees in over 100 U.S. offices, Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Baker in the top 8 percent of the 500 largest U.S. engineering design firms and in the top 25 of numerous individual markets. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water. Baker’s headquarters is located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Baker recently became part of Michael Baker International, LLC, a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. 

Baker offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union.  To learn more, please visit us on the web at www.mbakercorp.com

Baker is an EEO/AAP (M/F/V/H) e-Verify Employer

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