Career Opportunities

You are doing work that matters at a company that cares about you and the communities in which we work.

  • What makes DJP&A stand out from other companies?  We love what we do!
  • We help shape the communities we work in.
  • We work with the best and most well-respected industry leaders.
  • We are always learning…and having fun!

Ask anyone that we’ve worked with or any of our employees, and the first thing they’ll say is that DJP&A is like a family.  We care and support our employees in their career development.

At DJP&A, we believe that Quality Environmental Review makes a Difference.  To achieve this, we have quality employees who we invest in to ensure their success and career development.  Through our collaborative project team approach and regular in-house and external trainings, our staff is constantly learning and building their experience.  We have a culture of career advancement and promoting from within, growing Researchers to Project Managers who are highly capable and dynamic in the profession.

Our hard work is not without play!  Here’s just a few of the things we do for fun:

  • Dave Day, an annual event to honor the spirit and legacy of the Company’s Founder
  • Iron Chef competitions
  • Picnics and potlucks
  • Holiday parties
  • Organized volunteer events to better our environment and community
  • And more!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

DJP&A provides full-time employees an excellent benefits package including:

  • 100% medical insurance for employees
  • 100% dental insurance for employees
  • 100% vision insurance for employees
  • Group disability insurance for employees
  • 401k Plan
  • Paid personal/sick leave time
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid professional development and training

Full-time Researcher/Assistant Project Manager opportunity at Silicon Valley’s Premier Environmental Planning and Consulting Firm

DJP&A is currently seeking candidates for a full-time Researcher/Assistant Project Manager position in our San Jose office!

Job Description:  DJP&A Researchers/Assistant Project Managers work closely with Project Managers, Principals, and other staff to assist in the environmental review process for a variety of planning, development and infrastructure projects. Your role as Researcher/Assistant Project Manager includes conducting background research, assisting in preparation of environmental documents and proposals, participating in project meetings, and coordinating with technical sub-consultants and clients.

Job Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Environmental Studies, Planning, or related field
  • Coursework or internship experience related to CEQA, NEPA, or Urban Planning is strongly desired
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Thoughtful, diligent, hardworking
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented
  • Takes initiative and is able to follow complex projects through to completion
  • Ability to manage multiple work tasks simultaneously while achieving project schedules

How to Apply: SEND RESUME

Contact: Judy Shanley, Principal Project Manager/President
DAVID J. POWERS & ASSOCIATES, INC.
1871 The Alameda, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95126
jshanley@davidjpowers.com

Associate Project Manager (Full-Time)

Location:  San Jose, California

Job Description:

DJP&A Associate Project Managers work closely with Project Managers and Principals, to assist in all aspects of the environmental review process for a variety of planning, development and infrastructure projects.  Your role as Associate Project Manager includes preparation of environmental documents, proposals, budgets, project schedules, participating in project meetings, and coordinating with technical sub-consultants and clients.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Environmental Studies, Planning, or related field
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to follow complex projects through to completion
  • Two years minimum experience and coursework, internship, or prior experience related to CEQA or Urban Planning is required.

How to Apply: SEND RESUME

Contact: Judy Shanley, Principal Project Manager/President
DAVID J. POWERS & ASSOCIATES, INC.
1871 The Alameda, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95126
jshanley@davidjpowers.com

 

CEQA/NEPA Project Manager (Full-Time)

Location: San Jose, California

Seeks an experienced (5+ years) Project Manager, responsible for managing and writing environmental documents complying with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  The Project Manager will work on a variety of complex development and infrastructure projects, such as bridge and highway interchange reconstructions, water and sanitary systems, office and residential development, and General Plan Amendments.

Duties include

  • Responsible for client and lead agency staff contact;
  • Manage multiple sub-consultants, and maintain budgets and schedules;
  • Read and interpret highly technical reports on a multitude of subjects (air quality, archaeology, biology, geology, hazardous materials, historic resources, hydrology, traffic, etc.) and summarize in non-technical language understandable to a lay person;
  • Read and analyze project site plans, drainage and grading plans, elevations, and stormwater quality control plans, and translate into understandable text project descriptions and evaluation of impacts;
  • Prepare environmental review documents describing the environmental setting and impacts of projects, providing clear explanation and documentation, and leading the reader to stated conclusions;
  • Participate in meetings and public hearings before public agency staff and the public, responding to questions and summarizing results of environmental analysis;
  • Business development in new markets, including preparing successful proposals and participating in interviews.
  • Oversee multi-agency permitting and compliance associated with development projects;
  • Advise public agency and private clients on CEQA and NEPA environmental statutes and case laws and how they relate to a given project; and
  • Respond, on behalf of lead agency clients, to comments and questions raised during environmental review process.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biological Science or a related field (minimum); and
  • 5 years of experience or a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biological Science or a related field with 4 years of experience.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of California and federal laws and regulations and familiarity with the environmental procedures for agencies like Caltrans, FHWA, FTA, and FAA.
  • Knowledge of Caltrans Standard Environmental Reference (SER).
  • Excellent writing capabilities. This includes writing clear, concise technically excellent environmental documents with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, public involvement skills, oral communication skills, and a desire to work with diverse interest groups to deliver projects.
  • Self-motivated and have the ability to manage projects and budgets.
  • Proven track record of business development in new markets
  • Able to write proposals, environmental documents and permit applications.
  • Team player, who has the patience and skill to train and mentor others in the course of developing environmental deliverables.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific works and technical journals.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software.

Ability to respond to questions and comments from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

How to Apply: SEND RESUME

Contact: Judy Shanley, Principal Project Manager/President
DAVID J. POWERS & ASSOCIATES, INC.
1871 The Alameda, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95126
jshanley@davidjpowers.com