GEI Consultants, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #92 in the ENR top 500 (2018). We serve hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries.

GEI, a privately held employee owned company, was founded nearly 50 years ago by five engineering pioneers. GEI now consists of over 800 employees in multiple offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our technical experts are involved in dozens of specialty services emanating from our core solutions in water, energy, buildings, infrastructure and industrial. Our technical experts are some of the most innovative and leading subject matter experts in their respective fields. We continue to grow and expand in our solutions, expertise and geography to ensure we can continue providing valuable solutions to our clients.

Our culture is one where we encourage employees to respectfully and thoughtfully challenge current practices for continual improvement. We believe this constructive engagement helps us evolve in an ever-changing business environment and will strengthen our organization in the future. Our practices reflect our commitment to a collaborative teaming approach, encouraging diverse perspectives which lead to innovation and value added solutions that fuel our success. Our committed employees work hard for our clients and in support of one another. In return we invest in a culture with engaging learning and career development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, recognition, and the opportunity for some fun along the way.

Job Description

GEI Consultants is seeking an ecological restoration specialist in our Rancho Cordova, California office to support our growing environmental practice. The position involves working on challenging and meaningful ecological restoration and conservation projects throughout California, but especially in the Central Valley, Delta, Bay Area, and Sierra Nevada. You would work with a multi-disciplinary team to collaboratively plan, design, and implement ecological restoration and natural resource management projects in diverse landscapes and at varying scales. Projects will range from statewide conservation initiatives to regional ecological restoration planning to site-specific habitat restoration design and implementation. The position has tremendous short- and long-term growth opportunities for your career within GEI, including future opportunities for leading and managing projects.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist with preparation of ecological restoration conceptual plans, construction documents (i.e., plans and specifications), and cost estimates
  • Assist with preparation of habitat mitigation monitoring plans, long-term management plans, and conservation plans
  • Assist with the construction and implementation of ecological restoration projects including but not limited to – native tree and shrub planting, seeding, erosion control measure installation, invasive species control, etc.
  • Conducting plant/wildlife/habitat field surveys, biological literature research, mapping of biological resources, compliance with environmental regulations, and report writing
  • Conduct habitat mapping and assessments and surveys for special-status species and other sensitive biological resources at numerous sites throughout northern California and the Central Valley
  • As part of integrated teams, work closely and collaboratively with other project environmental specialists, engineers, planners, project managers, and project directors to execute projects effectively and efficiently

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, Forestry), Landscape Architecture - or equivalent experience.
  • Proven self-starter with five-years of experience with ecological restoration, habitat mitigation, and conservation planning.
  • Experience planning, designing, and implementing various types of habitat restoration projects including habitat mitigation, invasive species control, and stream and shoreline stabilization.
  • Field experience working in one or more of the following: riparian/floodplain, wetland, tidal marsh, and native grassland/prairie habitats.
  • Native plant identification skills and knowledge of California plant communities.
  • Invasive species identification skills and knowledge of integrated vegetation management methods.
  • Experience writing natural resource and land management plans, mitigation monitoring plans, and adaptive management plans.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organization, coordination, writing, people, and verbal communication skills; solid work ethic; and ability to work independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and policies that govern natural resources in California.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of in-the-field experience implementing ecological restoration projects or related projects.
  • GPS/ArcPad/ArcGIS experience.
  • Graphic design, CAD, and GIS experience an asset.


  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • 401K and GEI-Funded Profit Sharing
  • And More…

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