GEI a Way of Life

When you’re doing what you love and working with great people, work becomes less like a job, and more fulfilling and rewarding. Here at GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI), we have been fostering growth and creativity for more than 50 years. Our culture encourages employees to respectfully and thoughtfully strive for continual individual and group 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 serve our clients’ needs, while mutually supporting each other. In return, we invest in a culture with engaging learning and career development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, individual and team recognition, and opportunities for some fun along the way.

Who are we?

GEI is an employee-owned, leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #88 in the ENR top 500 (2020). We partner with 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. We are sought out for our ideas, our creativity, and most of all, for the quality and character of our people. In California, we are leaders in water resources planning, water supply and flood risk reduction, facility planning for climate change, conservation planning and habitat restoration, environmental compliance, and related disciplines. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s website at You can find more information on careers at GEI here.

Job Description

GEI has an excellent mid-level (3-8 years of experience) environmental opportunity to join our growing environmental team in Sacramento, CA; Carlsbad, CA; Oakland, CA, or Portland, OR. The position involves executing work on projects located throughout California and the Pacific Northwest in the water, energy, environmental, climate change, habitat conservation and restoration, and other sectors. The position has tremendous short- and long-term growth opportunities for your career within GEI. As part of our multidisciplinary project teams and working/learning under a senior project director and project manager, you will have an important role in executing projects; interfacing with existing and new clients to ensure their environmental compliance needs are met; conducting and coordinating environmental analyses for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other environmental regulations; and working as part of our team to solve an array of problems critical to our most important environmental challenges. The position is a regular, full-time role.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Perform report writing, data collection and analysis, site visits, and literature reviews.
  • Interface with clients and teaming partners, and coordinate and prepare CEQA/NEPA/FERC compliance documents, environmental permitting packages, and other environmental technical reports.
  • Assist project managers with project coordination duties to support our clients and projects, including coordination with GEI’s internal team and external clients and teaming partners.
  • Assist project managers with business development activities including proposal and interview preparation and responding to requests for proposals.
  • As part of integrated teams, work closely and collaboratively with other GEI environmental specialists, engineers, planners, project managers, and project directors to execute projects effectively and efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience. Experience may include writing and editing planning or environmental documents and/or conducting environmental analysis and experience to support CEQA, NEPA, FERC,  or similar documents.
  • BA, BS, MA, MS, or Ph.D. from an accredited college or university, preferably in a planning-, environmental-, or natural or physical science-based discipline.
  • Desire to learn and grow into a project management role.
  • Outstanding problem-solving, organization, coordination, people, and written and verbal communication skills; solid work ethic; and ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with others as part of multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Excellent quality of work and technical experience a must.
  • Successful track record meeting project budgets and schedules.


  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Hybrid and Remote Work Options
  • 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
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
  • And More…

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