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AECOM NEPA/CEQA Manager in Sacramento, California

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a NEPA/CEQA Manager to be based in Sacramento or Fresno, CA.


This role is tied to the California High-Speed Rail Program (CAHSR). As the NEPA/CEQA Manager you'll provide support to the CAHSR by reviewing environmental processes, documents, and permits. They'll work on an alternative delivery contract supporting the environmental needs of the CAHSR Program. The position requires a person who can multitask and work with little supervision. This individual can effectively aid the completion and coordination of environmental management duties independently, while also working cohesively with a large and diverse team.


  • Provide guidance, recommendations, document review, and schedule maintenance for all environmental clearance documents and processes.

  • Ensures timely and quality preparation of NEPA/CEQA environmental documents.

  • Attends weekly team meetings with various disciplines.

  • Provide the client with environmental status updates.

  • Assists the client in monitoring project scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Provides direction to consultants regarding the client’s standards, quality, and expectations.

  • Works with the client to provide consistency between project sections.

  • Verifies document content conforms with the client’s standards, procedures, and methodologies.

  • Insures the client’s environmental planning is NEPA/CEQA compliant.

  • Gathers, guides, and processes all environmental data/information generated by the client’s engineering, design, operational, and other technical experts.

  • Provides other duties as requested.

  • Attends client and stakeholder meetings.

  • Schedules and/or attends meetings with the client for consultation purposes.

  • Attends stakeholder working group, open house, public hearings, or other outreach activities.

  • Tracks environmental schedule and deliverables against the adopted client environmental milestone

  • Schedule and prepares monthly progress reports on activities.



  • BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental sciences, urban and regional planning, geography, or a closely related field

  • Experience with transportation or environmental planning and/or permitting

  • 10 years of relevant experience

  • Proficiency and knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to multitask

  • Experience with highspeed intercity passenger rail or transit planning

  • Knowledge of: Federal (NEPA) environmental law/process, state (CEQA) environmental law/process, as well as other relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

  • A working understanding of fundamental project management concepts (scope, schedule, budget, etc.).

  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve through creative processes and establish partnerships with project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations.

  • Ability to analyze and review documents for consistency, clarity, and content.

  • Ability to present complex technical information in an easily understandable format and context.

  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, changing environmental under demanding deadlines.

Additional Information

  • Travel may be required for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • The offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $149,000.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10102560

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Remote