Air Quality and Acoustics Analyst
San Jose
hace 3 días

Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting delivering that matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills, and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone.

We celebrate the differences age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics that make each of us unique.

Who You Are

You are a young professional with a strong desire to grow and advance your career.

  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in air quality, environmental planning, policy, engineering, environmental sustainability, and / or science;
  • urban planning; geography; or a related interdisciplinary field.

    You are a recent graduate with one to three years of experience conducting research, analyzing impacts, thinking critically, performing calculations, and writing sections of reports.

    Familiarity with the California Environmental Quality Act, similar state / federal regulations, or resource-related permit applications is preferred.

    Familiarity with spreadsheet and / or database tools is preferred. You possess a basic understanding of regulations, policies, and principles in topic and location of expertise.

    You are an effective team member with excellent oral and writing skills who can work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment.

    You can communicate basic technical information clearly and concisely to individuals and small groups.

    You are able to assist with preliminary research and the preparation of written reports, maps, working papers, and client correspondence.

  • You can prepare draft documents that are clear, concise, well-written and supported. A writing sample is required as part of your application submittal;
  • please see the bottom of the job posting for more details.

    What You Will Do for ESA

    You will perform, with regular mentoring and supervision, duties such as project research, data collection and analysis, report and proposal writing, and support public outreach efforts relating to environmental review and permitting.

    Other supporting tasks include record / reference compilation and maintenance and supporting our Project Managers with a variety of project-specific administrative activities.

    You, as part of the Northern California Community Development Group, will make yourself invaluable to multiple project teams focused on the assessment of plans and projects in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

    Depending on the project team’s needs, you will conduct research in specific or general project areas, including such topics as adopted plans, policies, and regulations, and other published information.

    You, as part of the team, you will interpret air quality, noise, land use, and environmental government codes, ordinances, and regulations, and assist with the review of planning documents.

    You will assist in quantitative air quality and greenhouse gas analyses, climate action planning, health risk assessments, noise and vibration impact assessments, emissions inventories, air quality emissions and dispersion modeling, and noise and vibration modeling in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal guidelines and requirements.

    Field work may include air quality and noise monitoring and other data collection to support preparation of technical reports and models.

    You will consistently demonstrate your solid writing and attentive listening skills, contributing to complex environmental reports and participating in meetings with ESA staff and with our clients.

    You will thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment and be able to balance multiple responsibilities and deadlines, while working on a team or independently.

    What ESA Will Do for You

    Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

    We will expose you to a variety development related projects and issues, including some of the highest profile projects in the region, and provide you the opportunity to work with, and be mentored by, coworkers that are recognized as the leading experts in their fields.

    At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance, too by providing medical, dental & vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, a performance bonus program, an employee stock ownership program, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays to name a few.

    At every stage in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals.

    We believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs include Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development Bonuses, and attendance at Conferences.

    What’s Special About Our Community Development Team in our Northern California Offices

    Our CD team includes project managers, biologists, air quality specialists, and planning directors. Much of our work is oriented toward the large-scale developments within California as a whole with occasional additional work in the Pacific Northwest.

    As a highly-integrated team, we value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

    To read about some of the exciting projects we have recently completed check out these links , , and .

    Please submit a writing sample with your application. The sample must be solely authored by you, or the sections you authored must be clearly marked.

    College papers may serve as writing samples, but professional technical documents are preferred. This can be included where cover letters are uploaded.

    In accordance with ESA’s duty and responsibility to provide and maintain a safe workplace that is free of known hazards and to minimize the exposure to potential hazards, any employee who works from an ESA office or conducts any other in-person ESA work-related activity is required to submit their proof of vaccination status or have received an approved exemption and accommodation.

    ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M / V / F / D)

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