Career Opportunities

We are always looking for talented people to join our firm at all levels. Even if there are no positions listed for certain offices, feel free to forward your resume and cover letter to us at: careers@circlepoint.com. We will keep it on file for future openings. We look forward to hearing from you!

Oakland

Senior Project Manager/Project Manager - Environmental


Circlepoint is a leader in the environmental analysis field. We are looking for experienced, self-motivated, and highly resourceful Project Managers to help us with our growth and demand.

Project Managers lead and manage challenging, high-profile environmental documents for transportation, land development, and policy planning projects throughout California. We are passionate about what we do and want others who share that same passion to join us!

Full-time positions are currently open in our San Jose, Los Angeles, and/or Oakland offices. Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

The job might be right for you if:

  • You are a client-focused leader who efficiently and effectively prepares and processes NEPA and CEQA environmental review documents.
  • You have a passion for assuming project management responsibilities including: project planning and delivery; strategy development; budget development and management; schedules; quality of products; client service; and staff mentorship and management. The Project Manager will also actively participate in marketing efforts and business development.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in preparing or managing NEPA and CEQA environmental documents (for a private consulting company is highly preferred). Candidates must be highly conversant in working with federal, state, and local agencies in environmental review and permitting.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in environmental studies, urban planning, technical writing, or an associated field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Exceptional budget and staff management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to multi-task and work within allocated budgets and schedules
  • Demonstrated quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) abilities
  • Experience with budget management procedures and/or tracking software
  • A focused, collaborative mindset with team members and management within Circlepoint, as well as clients.

Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@circlepoint.com.

About Circlepoint
For over 27 years, Circlepoint has been a guiding force in helping our clients and the public think strategically, communicate effectively, and find solutions to improve our communities and protect the environment. Circlepoint has prepared hundreds of successful environmental documents and most of our work comes from existing clients.

Circlepoint is dedicated to providing our employees with opportunities for advancement and professional development, along with a wide variety of benefits, services, and programs designed to foster a healthy work/life balance.


**Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. and have a current driver’s license and access to personal transportation**
** Onsite work is required**
**Circlepoint is an equal opportunity employer**
**Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates**

Project Accountant

We are seeking a full-time Project Accountant to join us in our downtown Oakland headquarters office.  The position plays a key role in supporting our project teams as well as the Accounting/Finance group.

The Project Accountant is responsible for accounts payable and project billings. The Project Accountant works closely with Project Managers and Principals to ensure that client invoices are prepared accurately and in accordance with contract requirements.

About Circlepoint

For over 25 years, Circlepoint has been a guiding force in helping our clients and the public think strategically, communicate effectively, and find solutions to improve our communities and protect the environment. With offices in Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento and Los Angeles, the firm specializes in strategic communications, environmental planning, and creative services.

Responsibilities:

  • Accounts payable processing:  Code and input subconsultant and vendor invoices and credit card transactions in accounting system; maintain subconsultant spreadsheet to track scheduled payments, research and respond to vendor inquiries, such as payment status requests.
  • Invoicing: Prepare draft invoices for Project Manager/Principal review. Finalize approved draft invoices and forward to clients. A/R collections and reporting.
  • Project Accounting: Maintain and track project budgets in accounting system. Work with Project Managers to ensure that budgets adhere to contracted amounts.
  • Project Setup: Set up new project/task numbers in accounting system, ensuring budgets and billing terms comply with contract terms.
  • General ledger: Assist with posting month end close journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Over 5 years of project accounting experience
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel and Word skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations/government contracting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Deltek (Advantage or Vision) accounting software experience a plus
  • Experience working in professional services (A/E) industry a plus

Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@circlepoint.com.

**Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. and have a current driver’s license and access to personal transportation**

** Onsite work is required**

**Circlepoint is an equal opportunity employer**

Sacramento

Intern - Communications

Are you interested in creating a better future for communities? Are you passionate about using new tools to engage audiences? Can you write compelling copy for a variety of channels? Do you love collaborating with a team to solve challenges and respond to client needs? If so, then you’ll love our team!

We are looking for a part-time Intern to work in our downtown Sacramento office, who can grow with us professionally and is eager to learn more about communications and marketing for the public sector. We are passionate about the ever-changing landscape of communications and media and continually strive to challenge the status quo. We are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team.

This is an entry level, three month paid internship with a tremendous opportunity for growth. You will work closely with members of various project teams to plan and staff events, draft copy for fact sheets and other materials, manage social media accounts, and much more. We work on campaigns throughout California to raise awareness about important issues and inspire people to adopt sustainable behaviors, such as reducing waste, conserving water, and riding transit.

This position is perfect for someone looking to gain experience with public outreach, communications, journalism, and/or social media campaigns who wants to work in a fast-paced, consultant environment to make a difference in communities throughout California. Circlepoint is committed to co-operative education programs. Interns are provided with practical, hands-on experience and exposure to a broad range of practical issues.

What you’ll get to do in this position:

  • Collaborate with project team to identify client needs and execute action items based on those needs
  • Support project managers on a variety of projects, with lots of opportunities to learn new skills
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the industry and client business needs
  • Write compelling copy, including fact sheets, web and social media content, and ad copy
  • Help plan and host events in the community, acting as the public face for many projects
  • Hone your research skills on a wide variety of community issues

What we’re looking for:

  • Student working on a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field
  • Fluency in other languages a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office

About Circlepoint

At Circlepoint, we are committed to helping our clients solve the challenges of today. Through our Communications and Environmental practice areas, we offer outstanding full-service support. We provide a powerful combination of strategic advice and targeted services that enable our clients to strengthen communities, address complex issues, and improve our world.

Circlepoint is dedicated to providing our employees with opportunities for advancement and professional development and a wide variety of benefits, services, training and programs designed to foster a healthy work/life balance.

Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@circlepoint.com.

**Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. and have a current driver’s license and access to personal transportation**

** Onsite work is required**

**Circlepoint is an equal opportunity employer**

San Jose

Associate/Senior Associate Environmental Planner

We are growing and looking for people to grow with us! For 27 years, Circlepoint has been a guiding force in helping the community and our clients think strategically and find solutions to sustain and improve our environment. With offices in Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Orange the firm specializes in communications and environmental consulting for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.

What we are looking for? We are looking for a full-time experienced, highly-motivated and assertive Associate or Senior Associate Planner to join our Environmental Practice. We have one position available in each office; San Jose and Orange. Circlepoint prides itself in providing our employees with a vast amount of opportunities for professional growth and development in a well-balanced and enjoyable work environment.

What you will do in this position? The Associate or Senior Associate Planner will play a supportive role to the Project Manager and/or Principal-In-Charge. You will be responsible for the independent drafting of clear and concise CEQA/NEPA document sections that demonstrate a high level of analytical analysis and understanding. You will serve as a Deputy Project Manager and direct, and delegate specific tasks to other team members; track task schedule and budgets; initiate product and task evaluation sessions; coordinate activities of subcontractor and vendors; and meet schedule deadlines. You will also be involved in some marketing and business development opportunities.

What skills we are looking for? A candidate with the following skills will succeed in the position: effective communication and writing; ability to work independently; a high level of analytical analysis and technical understanding of CEQA/NEPA topics; strong time management skills; ability to work within time and budget constraints; exceptional attention to detail; top-notch organization skills; and team player.

Requirements:

  • Experience: Minimum 2 year direct experience in CEQA and/or NEPA
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in environmental studies, urban planning, technical writing, or an associated field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word and Excel
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. and have a current driver’s license, auto insurance and access to personal transportation

We are very interested in hearing from you. Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@circlepoint.com.

Circlepoint is an equal opportunity employer

Los Angeles

No opportunities available at this time.

Orange

Associate/Senior Associate Environmental Planner

We are growing and looking for people to grow with us! For 27 years, Circlepoint has been a guiding force in helping the community and our clients think strategically and find solutions to sustain and improve our environment. With offices in Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Orange the firm specializes in communications and environmental consulting for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.

What we are looking for? We are looking for a full-time experienced, highly-motivated and assertive Associate or Senior Associate Planner to join our Environmental Practice. We have one position available in each office; San Jose and Orange. Circlepoint prides itself in providing our employees with a vast amount of opportunities for professional growth and development in a well-balanced and enjoyable work environment.

What you will do in this position? The Associate or Senior Associate Planner will play a supportive role to the Project Manager and/or Principal-In-Charge. You will be responsible for the independent drafting of clear and concise CEQA/NEPA document sections that demonstrate a high level of analytical analysis and understanding. You will serve as a Deputy Project Manager and direct, and delegate specific tasks to other team members; track task schedule and budgets; initiate product and task evaluation sessions; coordinate activities of subcontractor and vendors; and meet schedule deadlines. You will also be involved in some marketing and business development opportunities.

What skills we are looking for? A candidate with the following skills will succeed in the position: effective communication and writing; ability to work independently; a high level of analytical analysis and technical understanding of CEQA/NEPA topics; strong time management skills; ability to work within time and budget constraints; exceptional attention to detail; top-notch organization skills; and team player.

Requirements:

  • Experience: Minimum 2 year direct experience in CEQA and/or NEPA
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in environmental studies, urban planning, technical writing, or an associated field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word and Excel
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. and have a current driver’s license, auto insurance and access to personal transportation

We are very interested in hearing from you. Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@circlepoint.com.

Circlepoint is an equal opportunity employer

Circlepoint is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.