The Manager, Capital Projects & Environmental Planning reports to the Deputy Director, Capital Projects and Environmental Compliance and is responsible for managing environmental clearance and permitting for capital projects as well as managing environmental studies on operating plans, programs, and projects for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain), and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA).



• Manage environmental clearance and permitting for capital projects under NEPA and CEQA
• Manage environmental studies on operating plans, programs, and projects.
• Liaison with internal and external stakeholders on matters related to environmental planning, and compliance.
• Oversee work performed by environmental consultants
• Develop Scopes of Work and Budgets for Environmental Compliance efforts for Capital Projects
• Prepare Environmental Documents
• Prepare and present environmental planning topics for internal and external stakeholders
• Coordinate with Resource Agencies, the Federal Transit Administration and other State and Federal agencies as needed
• Maintain environmental compliance of historic assets.
• Supervise staff. Hire, mentor and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action. Ensure EEO policies and procedures are followed. Participate in selection, coordinate staff training and professional development, objectives, monitor and evaluate employee performance.


• Develop and coordinate environmental clearance strategies with appropriate internal stakeholders, such as Capital Program Delivery, Engineering and Operations.
• Help secure applicable permits through federal, State, and local agencies for capital projects.
• Manage environmental planning public outreach efforts and make presentations.
• Manage selection and performance of environmental planning consultant contracts.
• Provide professional advice to senior management on environmental planning and compliance matters.
• Manage effective working relationships with environmental resource agencies (e.g., , Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, etc.) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
• Manage environmental consulting teams assigned to support capital projects.
• Evaluate job performance of staff which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.
• Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to:

• Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, environmental planning, environmental engineering, or a closely related field.
• Five (5) years of full-time progressively responsible experience in urban planning, environmental planning, transportation planning or engineering.
• Two (2) years of supervisory experience.


• Public transit experience
• Strong knowledge and application of CEQA/NEPA environmental review processes for transportation projects
• Significant experience and familiarity with Environmental Resource Agencies (USACE, US Fish and Wildlife Services, Regional Water Quality Control Board, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, etc.)