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Energy & Utilities Principal

Company: Rincon Consultants, Inc.
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Principal for our Natural Resources team. This is a leadership position that could be filled out of multiple offices in California. It entails providing leadership of current programs and development of new opportunities within the Energy & Utilities market sector with a primary focus on either utilities or energy depending on the candidate's background. The position also entails strategic planning, high-level QA/QC oversight, team supervision, staff mentorship. In this position, you will work with a diverse group of Rincon leaders within the Energy and Utilities market team and across multiple disciplines within the firm. Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:Business Development and Client Management

  • Support oversight, strategic planning and development of Rincon's statewide Energy & Utilities program in coordination with other Rincon leaders
  • Act as client manager for key clients in Rincon's Energy & Utilities program
  • Perform various business development functions, focused on leading proposal preparation, attendance at interviews and leading company outreach, marketing, networking, and business development efforts related to Rincon's statewide Energy & Utilities strategic planning
  • Collaborate with other Rincon service line leaders on Business Development planning and strategic client pursuitsOperations and Technical Leadership
    • Collaborate with Energy and Utilities and other service line leadership in business operations including contract/risk management and program oversight
    • Provide final signatory review of technical studies for quality assurance/quality control
    • Execute and prioritize multiple technical assignments and complete work satisfactorily within schedule and budget constraints through delegation of assignments to project team members
    • Provide guidance and oversight for Rincon's statewide Energy and Utilities practice (consultation assistance, strategies, and other support consulting services) and internal operationsTalent Advancement
      • Identify and recruit qualified staff for the Energy & Utilities and Natural Resources programs
      • Train/mentor senior staff on strategic thinking, business development, large program management, utilities and/or energy market drivers and client standards, and applicable technical and regulatory permitting
      • Supervise and direct staff to ensure positive motivation, training, optimal productivity, and employee recognition
      • Manage annual performance reviews and professional development plansThis Job Might Be For You If You Have The Following:
        • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, or related field
        • 12+ years of experience in progressive and successful environmental consulting, specifically within the energy or utilities sectors (Project Management, Business Development and Technical Work)
        • Excellent communication, planning, budgeting and organizational skills
        • Strong business acumen and customer service skills
        • Actively involved in market sector and environmental industry organizations statewide
        • Positive attitude and eager to streamline and improve process and workflows
        • Strong team building and management skills
        • Highly motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
        • Detail-oriented, resourceful, strong time management skills, and innovativeRincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as the #1 'Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For' by the Zweig Group in 2021. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 400+ associates in 13 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose. The base salary range for this full-time position is $120,000-$170,000, plus benefits and bonus. At Rincon, our salary ranges are based on market median of similar jobs, according to third party salary benchmark surveys. The base pay that is actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.Total Rewards Package* Includes:
          • HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
          • 3+ weeks' Vacation accrued in the first year
          • 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
          • 2x/Year Bonus Opportunities
          • Paid Sick Leave
          • Eight Paid Holidays
          • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
          • Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
          • Dental, vision, prescription drug
          • Supplemental life insurance
          • Volunteer Pay for a Day
          • Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance
          • Professional Development
          • Mentoring
          • Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
          • And much more!*All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30+ hours per week
            Rincon Consultants, Inc does not accept unsolicited applicant/candidate resumes from search firm recruiters and/or temporary agencies that do not have a signed contract and specified work order with Rincon Consultants. Further, such resumes received will be deemed the sole property of Rincon Consultants and no fees will be paid in the event Rincon Consultants subsequently hires such individual. Rincon Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Rincon Consultants, Inc., Santa Barbara , Energy & Utilities Principal, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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