Environmental Compliance Project Manager

ID 2024-6875
Job Locations
US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Laguna Hills | US-CA-Riverside | US-CA-Ontario | US-CA-San Diego
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

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Take Your Delivery Management Career to the Next Level
Do you have a passion for managing budgets, meeting deadlines, and exceeding client expectations? Our delivery management professionals are involved in project delivery from initiation and planning to execution, monitoring, and closeout. Each phase requires strong attention to detail while communicating to internal and external stakeholders. Do you have a proven track record in managing goals and objectives? Consider joining our team and work with peers who have vast industry knowledge and experience solving complex problems. 
Step into Your New Role

Kleinfelder is seeking an Environmental Manager – Compliance to support project management, technical execution, team leadership, and strategic client and business development for multi-disciplinary industrial and construction environmental clients.


The candidate for this position will sit in our downtown Los Angeles, Riverside, or Laguna Hills office and will work on exciting large transportation and municipal agency contracts as well as private contracts to contribute a real positive impact on our community.  The candidate should be able to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team environment and exercise project authority and mentorship over project team members, while also able to work independently and be self-driven to accomplish goals and objectives. 




This individual will be responsible for management of Environmental Compliance project tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Management of a portfolio of multi-disciplined compliance projects from initial client engagement and proposing to execution of projects.
  • Communicate as point of contact with internal or external clients.
  • Provide high standard of quality assurance/quality control through review of project deliverables.
  • Mentor and manage junior staff and project level compliance professionals through project performance.
  • Develop and implement strategy for business development with existing and new clients.
  • Provide health and safety support for projects.


  • Minimum of 12 years of related compliance experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years of consulting project management experience with multi-disciplinary environmental compliance projects and proven responsibility with scope / schedule / budget.  
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulatory agency laws, regulations, and permitting requirements.
  • Experience in the following:
    • Air quality permit applications and reporting, Title V, SCAQMD and CARB rules and regulations
    • Wastewater permit applications, monitoring, and reporting
    • NPDES (municipal MS4, construction, industrial, groundwater dewatering, other), SWPPP, SUSMP, TMDLs, water resource management plans, Special Area Management Plans, Caltrans WPCM,
    • Drinking water regulations
    • Hazardous waste management, permit by rule
    • EPCRA Reports / Tier II / HMBP / CERS
    • Compliance auditing
  • Aboveground /underground storage tanks compliance and SPCC plan development
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Engineering, Environmental Science, or other related field. Advanced degree(s) preferred.
  • California State QISP, QSP/QSD, ToR, WPCM, and/or CPP certifications preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Professional License is not required, but preferred. Ability to obtain professional registration in California (e.g., PE) a plus.


  • Strong customer service emphasis and solution-oriented delivery.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of project risk management.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet timelines.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Good judgment and sound decision-making skills.
  • Willingness to provide career and technical mentorship.
  • Staying current with relevant regulations and technology.
  • Experience in providing leadership to diverse project teams on high-pressure, high-visibility projects.


  • This position is performed in an office and field environment.
  • Candidate must pass a medical surveillance that includes drug screening.
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs.
  • Up to 20% of time may be dedicated to field activities in varying environmental conditions including inclement weather.
  • Some night and weekend work may be required for this position.
  • May periodically require travel and stays outside of the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Personal vehicle use for travel to / from project site is expected. 


Move Forward with Kleinfelder
Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver.
Progress with an Employer that Values You
Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:
Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law.  Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $107,308-$181,339
Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.
Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)
Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 


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