SWPPP Practitioner

Job Details

Level ExperiencedJob Location Los Angeles, Pasadena, Irvine - , CA 

ESAseeks a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Specialistto join our team inthe Orange County or LA area. We are looking for team members with3-5 years of construction monitoring experience and must be at least certified as a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). This is a mid-level opportunity that will include field work and office work comprised of data entry and analysis and report preparation. This opportunity places a high value oncollaboration,delivery, andthe desire to learn and grow.

Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consultingdeliveringthat 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 hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology, ecology, or a related environmental or ecological field and have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience, which includes construction compliance monitoring, mitigation measure implementation, and ensuring Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Water Pollution Control Plans are implemented properly. Experience conducting compliance monitoring for multiple CEQA/NEPA disciplines is desirable. You must be a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP).

You are an effective team member and communicator who contributes constructively and cooperatively to solve project or team issues while working collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams.

You are known for preparing documents that are clear, concise, well-written and supported and for your ability to present information understandably and speak persuasively about complex topics to clients, agency staff, teaming partners, other project stakeholders and the general public. Experience with databases and complex data analysis is desirable.

You work collaboratively with clients and interdisciplinary teams to deliver your projects on time and within budget and have developed and tracked scope, schedules and budgets. You will be responsible for coordinating with other ESA specialists to resolve compliance issues as they arise.

You have experience monitoring and reporting on construction activities and compliance measures. Experience with electronic data collection applications such as Fulcrum, Collector, and Survey 1,2,3 is desirable.

You enjoy field work and are able to walk long distances carrying a backpack, safely operate, load and transport equipment and gear, and cross fences, creeks, and other obstacles.

Must have valid California driver's license.

What You Will Do for ESA

You will lead compliance monitoring and reporting activities for on-going construction projects. While conducting construction site monitoring you may work in close proximity to heavy equipment. You will develop and submit daily monitoring records and ensure construction activities are in compliance with applicable mitigation measures, permit conditions, and mitigation monitoring and reporting plans. You will inspect and document Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the field, in accordance with SWPPP requirements. You will manage environmental compliance data and field records for the life of the project, provide summary analyses and reporting as requested. You will develop monthly and annual SWPPP reports as necessary to meet project requirements.

You will use judgment and critical thinking for a wide range of lower to moderately complex monitoring projects. You will serve as a technical specialist and provide supervision to more junior team members.

You will oversee the completion of specific project tasks including coordinating field schedules, handling logistics, disseminating and maintaining project-related information, serve as the point person for team members, construction members, or client questions in the field, and deliver project-related documentation on time and within budget.

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.

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 Biological Resources Team in Southern California

Our includes Wetland Biologists, Wildlife Biologists, Environmental Scientists, Ecologists and Resource Policy Specialists that provide expertise for many municipalities throughout Southern California. Our work matters because it helps communities shape a positive future for their citizens. 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 .

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)


Not Classified


Bachelor's Degree


3 to 5 years

Job type

Full time

Salary Range
$69,000.00 - 134,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
San Francisco, CA 94101, US
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