Biology Assistant Project Manager – Southern California
HELIX is seeking a team orientated and motivated Biology Assistant Project Manager with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join one of our southern California office locations (La Mesa, Carlsbad, Irvine, or Pasadena). HELIX supports a hybrid work environment that balances the ability to work in the office and from home, when needed, with the greatest emphasis on maintaining employee safety and wellbeing. HELIX provides CEQA/NEPA, biological, cultural resource management, habitat restoration, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, acoustics and noise control, GIS, and air quality and greenhouse gas services to both the public and private sectors.
The Biology Assistant Project Manager responsibilities include assisting HELIX project managers and senior biologists, as well as leading day-to-day project management tasks for biological resources-related projects. Typical biological resource projects include due diligence assessments, constraints studies, biological technical reports, regulatory permitting, and environmental compliance monitoring. The Biology Assistant Project Manager will attend meetings with HELIX project managers and senior biologists, assist with meeting action items, assist with client communication, and assist in developing solutions to biological challenges and issues. The position will support technical writing of reports, plans, proposals, augments, and other project deliverables and will need to maintain organization of project details, schedule, and budgets. The ideal candidate must possess strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills because critical aspects of this position include developing solutions for project challenges, as well as forging strong, collaborative relationships and building consensus among team members, staff, clients, and agencies. A flexible mindset and adaptability to changing circumstances is imperative. The Biology Assistant Project Manager may be required to conduct biological fieldwork on occasion; however, primary responsibilities are not fieldwork related.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience), preferably in an environmental science, biology, or related field.
- Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience (outside of academic requirements) in the environmental field assisting with task implementation for biological resources, natural resources, or other similar projects OR a Master’s degree in a related field with fewer years of field experience.
- Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to complete projects and project tasks within time and budget constraints
- Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills (please specify in cover letter)
- Experience with field data collection methods and equipment
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
Additional skills considered a plus:
- Master’s degree or higher in Biology, Natural Resources, or related field.
- Experience working as a biological consultant in southern California.
- Experience with regulatory permitting in California with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Regional Water Quality Control Board.
- Experience with biological technical reports and related CEQA reports in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and/or San Bernardino Counties.
- Experience mentoring/leading less experienced biologists.
Dependent on experience (DOE); comprehensive benefits package included
Qualified candidates must apply online with a resume and cover letter by clicking “Apply Now” below.
HELIX is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, family status, or veteran status.