Lisa Capper Retiring from HELIX

Lisa Capper headshotCelebrating a Remarkable Career!

 

We are celebrating Lisa Capper, Principal Planner, whose contributions to HELIX Environmental Planning over the past 29 years have been integral to the firm’s ongoing success. Lisa will be officially retiring from HELIX on September 9, 2022.

 

In addition to managing CEQA compliance for some of the San Diego region’s most complex and controversial projects, Lisa held a number of key leadership positions at HELIX, including serving on our executive committee for 15 years. Her commitment to mentorship, excellent writing, and outstanding client service have helped define our corporate culture.

 

We will miss Lisa not only for her professionalism and dedication, but also her kindness, humor, and encyclopedic knowledge of art and culture. Please join us in congratulating Lisa as she embarks on her next adventures!

 




Diana Dyste Joins HELIX as Cultural Resources Discipline Leader

Diana Dyste headshotWe’re  thrilled to announce the addition of Diana Dyste as HELIX’s Statewide Cultural Discipline Leader!

 

Diana is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and Principal Investigator with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualifications for archaeology. She has 22 years of experience in California archaeology, ethnography, and Native American support services.

 

Diana has extensive experience implementing permit requirements for National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 and CEQA/NEPA, Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Executive Order 11593, and CEQA-Plus and 404 permit applications. She has provided compliance services to a wide range of federal, state, and local agencies including the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, Caltrans, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, State Water Board, and multiple water municipalities, as well as energy companies including Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and Southern California Edison (SCE).

 

Diana is experienced in Native American consultation and participatory action collaborative field methods at Traditional Cultural Properties, Tribal Cultural Resources, and sacred/burial sites. Her key strengths include project/operations management, technical/environmental document preparation, Native American support services, and QA/QC management of complex archaeological projects. This includes the design and implementation of mitigation measures, site testing, data recovery, human remains recovery, specialty lab analysis, and technical reporting. Diana’s archaeological expertise includes macroscopic use-wear analysis of ground stone, archaeobotanical identification and seasonality, zooarchaeology minimum number of individuals/number of identifiable specimens (MNI/NISP), taphonomy, and desktop buried site sensitivity assessment.

 

At HELIX, she will work with a team of archaeologists, cultural resources specialists, architectural historians, and our group managers across California to grow HELIX’s cultural resources practice statewide.

 

Please join us in celebrating this wonderful new addition to the HELIX team! To reach Diana and discuss your project, you can email her at DianaD@helixepi.com or call 619-668-7459.

 




Memorial to Dr. Roy Buck in CNPS Artemisia

Botanist Roy Buck on a field visit

Dr. Roy Buck, one of California’s leading botanists, passed away on January 9, 2019, at the age of 66.

 

Dr. Gretchen Flohr, HELIX Biology Group Manager/Principal Biologist and colleagues authored a memorial to Dr. Buck in the most recent issue of the California Native Plant Society scientific journal, Artemisia (Volume 49, No. 1, June 2022).

 

Gretchen and Dr. Buck were close friends and colleagues for over 25 years. Dr. Buck worked as Gretchen’s Senior Botanist when she ran her own consulting firm. Please join us in remembering this brilliant botanist and truly amazing person. In addition to the memorial article, you can also view a video of one of Dr. Buck’s last field visits.




Sue Meyer Joins HELIX as Biology Group Manager

Sue Meyer headshotWe’re excited to announce addition of Sue Meyer as a Biology Group Manager for our San Diego County team!

 

Sue has 20 years of experience advising and consulting with public and private sector clients on environmental clearance, regulatory permitting, mitigation, and compliance for complex infrastructure and development projects. Licensed to practice law in the state of California, Sue worked at Nossaman for over 15 years where she provided legal and regulatory advice and counsel for jurisdictional permitting, wetlands, endangered species, natural resource protection, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. Sue has also worked as an industry consultant for the last four years. She specializes in the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act, including Section 404 and 401 permitting, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act, CEQA/NEPA, and state land use laws. She has extensive experience with a range of services including due diligence, regulatory strategy/planning, habitat conservation planning, biological planning and management, and conservation easement negotiations/support. Sue works closely with technical experts in biology, hydrology, geology, acoustics, and other fields to manage natural resource issues for water, transportation, transit, and renewable and conventional energy projects from project inception to completion. At HELIX, Sue will lead a team of biologists and regulatory specialists providing environmental compliance services on a wide variety of projects and sectors across Southern California.

 

Please join us in celebrating this wonderful new addition to the HELIX team! To reach Sue and discuss your project, you can email her at SueM@helixepi.com or call 619-462-1515.




Senior Acoustics/Noise Specialist – San Diego County

HELIX is seeking a Senior Acoustics/Noise Specialist to support the high-quality consultant teams at our headquarters office in La Mesa, California.   HELIX offers environmental, biological, acoustical, air quality, cultural resources, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.  Our Environmental Planning Group prepares environmental documentation for a wide range of projects including residential and mixed-use projects, educational facilities, recreational facilities, roadways, rail, airports, energy/utilities and water/wastewater facilities, commercial/industrial development, and military facilities.

 

This Senior Acoustics/Noise Specialist position requires a minimum of 8 years of experience as an analyst conducting modeling and impact assessment of noise and vibration in conformance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

 

This position is best suited for a candidate with a positive attitude and strong research, writing, mathematical/scientific, analytical, and verbal communication skills. This individual must have the ability to coordinate effectively with multiple environmental planning project managers and to prioritize and complete high-quality work within specified deadlines and budgets. The applicant must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude and experience working in a team-oriented environment.

 

Please note that this is not a laboratory, engineering, environmental testing, or hazardous materials assessment position. Please submit a cover letter in addition to your resume.

 

Specific responsibilities would include the following:

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

Additional skills considered a plus:

 

Salary:

Dependent on experience (DOE), and comprehensive benefits package

 

To Apply:

All candidates must submit a cover letter with their resume. Click “Apply Now” below to get started.

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HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

 




Habitat Restoration Assistant Project Manager – San Diego County

HELIX’s Construction Group is seeking a highly motivated Assistant Project Manager to join our habitat restoration team at our headquarters office in La Mesa, California.

 

The Assistant Project Manager provides support to our Project Managers in planning, directing, and coordinating activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and budgets.  This position will be responsible for working on project sites, as well as completing duties in the office.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Additional Skills considered a plus:

 

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

 

Compensation

$20-22/hour, or dependent on experience. Great benefit package included.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a skill assessment test, reference check, and a driving record evaluation. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

 

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter via email to karlal@helixepi.com and/or fax: 619-462-0552.

 

HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

 




Senior Architectural Historian – Southern California

HELIX is seeking a Senior Architectural Historian to supplement the high-quality cultural resources management team in our southern California locations (Irvine, Pasadena, Carlsbad and La Mesa). HELIX offers cultural resources, environmental, biological, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Our cultural resources staff completes all types of cultural resources studies for a wide range of local, state, and federal projects.

 

The successful applicant will assist in conducting cultural resources/built environment studies for a wide range of project types throughout California, reporting to the Cultural Resources Group Manager. Responsibilities will include proposal preparation, research, field surveys, evaluations, impact analyses, report preparation, and communications with other cultural resources and environmental planning staff, subconsultants, clients and agency staff.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge and training in historical resources in California, with at least eight years of related experience.

 

Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities. The applicant must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and work well with others.  Knowledge of the California historical, environmental, and regulatory setting is desired.

 

Minimum Requirements for Senior Architectural Historian:

 

Additional skills considered a plus for Senior Architectural Historian:

Salary:

Dependent on experience (DOE)

 

To Apply:

All candidates must submit a cover letter with their resume. Click “Apply Now” below to get started.

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HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

 




Cultural Resources Discipline Leader – California

HELIX is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Cultural Resources Discipline Leader to join our California Cultural Resources management team. HELIX offers environmental, biological, landscape architecture, regulatory permitting, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, habitat restoration, and GIS services to both the public and private clients across a variety of sectors. HELIX supports a hybrid work environment that balances the ability to work in one of our offices and from home, and this position can be located in any of our California office locations. HELIX provides cultural resource management, CEQA/NEPA, biological, habitat restoration, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, acoustics and noise control, air quality and greenhouse gas, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

 

The statewide Cultural Resources Discipline Leader will be a senior member of the HELIX team, reporting to the CEO. This position includes developing business opportunities, working with the Cultural Resources Group Managers to ensure the quality and consistency of technical approaches across offices, assisting in the recruitment of cultural resources staff, facilitating sharing of employee resources, and identifying employee development opportunities within the cultural resources teams. Additionally, this position will work with HELIX’s leadership team in development and implementation of strategic planning goals as well as supporting interdisciplinary coordination, business development, and project management efforts. The ideal candidate must possess strong project management and leadership skills, with the proven ability to complete projects within time and budget constraints. They will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships among team members, staff, clients, and agencies.

 

General scope of responsibilities for Cultural Resources Discipline Leader:

 

Minimum Requirements for Cultural Resources Discipline Leader

 

Additional Skills Considered a Plus for Cultural Resources Discipline Leader

 

Salary:

Dependent on experience, and excellent benefits package.

 

To Apply:

All qualified candidates must submit a cover letter with their resume. Click “Apply Now” below to get started.

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HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

 




Environmental Project Manager – Northern California

HELIX is seeking a Mid- to Senior-level Environmental Project Manager to support the high-quality consultant teams in both of our northern California locations (Folsom and Roseville). HELIX offers a flexible schedule of in-office and remote work. HELIX offers environmental, biological, landscape architecture, regulatory permitting, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, habitat restoration, GIS, and extension-of-staff services to both the public and private clients across a variety of sectors. Our Environmental Planning Group prepares documentation and technical analyses in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for a wide range of projects including renewable energy/utilities and water/wastewater facilities, planned communities, residential and mixed-use projects, commercial/industrial development, infrastructure improvement, agricultural and cannabis cultivation operations, educational facilities, transportation, mining operations, and military facilities.

 

The Mid- to Senior-level Environmental Project Manager position(s) require an individual with a minimum of seven years of experience in the preparation of CEQA and/or NEPA compliance documents (not including technical studies), including at least one year of project management experience. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities. Experience with a variety of infrastructure and development project types, CEQA document types, and private sector/public agency clients is desirable. The applicant must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and experience working in a team-oriented environment.

 

The successful applicant(s) will be responsible for managing the preparation and processing of CEQA/NEPA compliance documents and related technical studies as well as client expectations and project schedules and budget. Duties include document preparation; coordination with other environmental planning staff, in-house technical specialists, and subconsultants; budget and invoice management; as well as interaction with clients and reviewing agencies (county, city, CDFW, RWQCB, USACE). Proposal preparation and business development are also required, and the successful applicant(s) must possess the experience, communication skills, and interest for these activities.

 

Please note that this is not a laboratory, environmental testing/field compliance, or hazardous materials studies/management position.

 

Minimum Requirements for Mid- to Senior-level Environmental Project Manager:

 

Additional skills considered a plus

 

Salary:

Dependent on experience (DOE), comprehensive benefits package

 

To Apply:

All candidates must submit a cover letter with their resume. Click “Apply Now” below to get started.

Apply Now

 

HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

 




Habitat Restoration Technician – San Diego County

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Habitat Restoration Technician with a strong work ethic to join our San Diego County team in Spring Valley, California.

 

We pride ourselves on commitment to excellence. To make it happen, we know it takes a team and diligent effort. We all roll up our sleeves, at every level of the company, and we jump in to support each other along the way. Do you want to be a part of this team? HELIX provides, habitat restoration, biological consulting, landscape architecture, cultural resource management, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, CEQA/NEPA acoustics and noise control, air quality and greenhouse gas, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

 

Responsibilities for the Habitat Restoration Technician include:

 

The following is experience is required for the Habitat Restoration Technician:

 

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

 

Compensation

$16-18/hour, or dependent on experience. Excellent benefits package included.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a drug screening and driving record verification. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

 

To Apply:

Qualified candidates must send resume via email to karlal@helixepi.com and/or fax: 619-462-0552.

 

HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.