Senior/Principal Environmental Planner


Campbell, CA

Salary: competitive

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M-Group is hiring Principal and Senior Environmental Planners in our Santa Rosa and Campbell offices. Remote work and part-time schedules will be considered. Candidates should be local to the Bay Area and able to attend in person meetings. Candidates must have experience managing complex environmental compliance projects for California municipal governments.


Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as project manager for complex and controversial projects.
  • Prepare CEQA and NEPA compliance documents for City or County agency clients.
  • Analyze potential environmental impacts and prepare detailed documents, studies, findings, and recommendations.
  • Prepare detailed staff reports and public presentations.
  • Keep up to date on court decisions, environmental and planning related issues.
  • Participate in legal updates and trainings.
  • Mentor and train junior environmental staff.
  • Participate in Long-range planning projects and business development efforts.
  • Attend and present at public meetings including scoping and outreach sessions and Planning Commission and City Council Hearings.

Applicants Must Be Able to Demonstrate:

  • An undergraduate degree in Environmental Planning, Urban Planning or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in Environmental Planning with at least 2 years as a Senior level planner OR 7 years experience with at least 2 years at the Principal level. A Master’s degree may substitute for one of the required years of experience.
  • Excellent analytical, written and communication skills.
  • Solid knowledge and experience with the procedural requirements of CEQA, California Subdivision Map Act and other state and federal regulations related to rural and urban planning.
  • Knowledge of general principles of conservation and preservation of natural resources; statistical analysis; communication skills for data gathering; and techniques and methods of evaluation of environmental impacts.
  • Experience interpreting technical reports for the assessment of archeological, biological, geological, hydrological, and other natural resources.
  • A positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work under tight timelines.

METROPOLITAN PLANNING GROUP (M-GROUP) delivers innovative and effective planning solutions throughout the Bay Area.

A new design on urban planning

Our story is one of teamwork, innovation and collaboration. We grow with our team members. We foster the creativity and expertise of our planners by providing the right environment for initiative and self-determination. We believe that by supporting our teammates’ curiosity and continuing self-improvement our firm will continue to grow our in-house talent and potential.

Our company culture encourages M-Group staff to think big, have fun, and create  great plans for our communities. We work in an open, mutually supportive, and collaborative manner. We strive to retain employees by providing job satisfaction and solid paths to meaningful work and career growth.


Because We Think of the Future: We are a socially responsible firm and work to address pressing issues in our evolving communities. We underscore our work with a commitment to respect the natural and man-made environments by planning for long-term sustainability.

Because We are Dedicated to the Profession: We hire the most talented and experienced planners and give them the support they need to expand their knowledge and passion. As a firm and as planners, we uphold the AICP Code of Ethics in everything we do.

Because We are Committed to Our Staff: Our company culture encourages M-Group staff to think big, have fun, and create great plans for our communities. We work in an open, mutually supportive, and collaborative manner. We strive to retain employees by providing job satisfaction and solid paths to career growth.


  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Referral Bonuses

How to Apply:

Click HERE submit a resume and cover letter or visit our careers page at

Posted November 18, 2021, 2:32 PM PST

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