Aspen is seeking the following team members:

 

Mid to Senior Level Cultural Resources Specialist

Location: California

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Mid to Senior Level Cultural Resources Specialist based in California largely remote.

Required Education and Experience

  • An M.A. or a Ph.D. in archaeology or a related field.
  • RPA certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in California CRM, including California prehistoric and historic-aged resources.
  • 1 to 2 years of supervisory or management experience.
  • Expertise in California archaeology, and extensive understanding of CEQA, Assembly Bill 52, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Familiarity with U.S. Forest Service Programmatic Agreements, Bureau of Land Management Manuals, including an understanding of federal permits needed for cultural resources investigations.
  • Experience authoring technical reports and evaluating resources for the California or National Register.
  • Experience in writing CEQA/NEPA documents sections pertaining to Cultural and Tribal Cultural Resources.
  • Experience in writing scopes of work and budget proposals a plus.
  • Experience working with southern California Native American tribal members is a plus.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Assisting Cultural Group Manager in managing cultural resource projects including oversight of cultural/tribal/paleontological resources tasks in coordination with Cultural Staff and Aspen Project Managers.
  • Assist with archival, ethnohistoric, and historical research;
  • Supervise, and direct archaeological surveys, site testing, and prepare resource evaluation documents.
  • Assist the Cultural Group Manager with tracking numerous projects, task budgets and delivery schedules with high accuracy.
  • Prepare cultural and/or tribal cultural sections of CEQA/NEPA environmental documents, technical reports, DPR 523 site forms, and other compliance and recommendation documents.
  • Assist with in-person record searches as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications for Success

  • High standard for quality written products and technical writing skills is required, including attention to detail.
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated.
  • Highly developed organizational skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.
  • Comfortable in communicating with a geographically dispersed staff.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work well under pressure.
  • The candidate would also enjoy conducting site visits in remote or challenging physical environments on occasion.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; GIS experience, and MS Project is beneficial.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience but will be within the range of $69,000 to $80,000.

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample of a technical report in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to ldeoliveira@aspeneg.com. The subject line must state, “Midlevel Cultural Resource Specialist – [NAME].”

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Environmental Scientist/Environmental Land Use Planner

Location: Southern California

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated environmental scientist/ environmental land use planner in southern California.

Required Education and Experience

  • 0-3 years of professional experience as an Environmental Scientist/Land Use Planner.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public policy, natural resources, environmental science, ecology, or related field; master’s degree is preferred.
  • Detail oriented with exceptional attention to quality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Very strong writing abilities are required for this position, as the majority of work is focused on writing tasks.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite programs, and in particular, MS Word and Excel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Aspen’s Project Managers by writing sections of CEQA and NEPA documents, including Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and supporting technical studies.
  • Researching and clearly communicating complex environmental topics and issues.
  • Prepare environmental documents or policy documents for specific projects as assigned.
  • Proofreading documents to ensure accuracy, precision, and quality.
  • Developing and maintaining background information.
  • Conducting field work may be necessary on occasion to complete technical studies.
  • Effectively participate in assigned tasks and interact with project managers and project teams.
  • Ensure high-quality standards for project deliverables.

Qualifications for Success at Aspen:

  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn about the environmental and land use planning issues and providing support through research and writing tasks.
  • Strong interest in drafting written work products as the majority of work is focused on writing tasks.
  • Exceptional organization, writing, verbal, and analytical skills, including the ability to produce high quality written work products and verbal presentations (on occasion).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to: humanresources@aspeneg.com.

The subject line of the Email must state, “Environmental Scientist/Land Use Planner – [INSERT YOUR NAME]”.

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Marketing Intern

Location: Southern CA

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Marketing Intern in our Agoura Hills corporate headquarters (Southern California). This position will report directly to the Marketing Manager and assist in various marketing-related activities including social media management and tracking potential opportunities. We are looking for a candidate who is self-motivated and detail oriented. Currently, this internship is remote with the possibility of some in-person meetings in the future. 

Required Education and Qualifications 

  • College student studying Marketing or Communications
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) 
  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to multitask and take direction 
  • Ability to work well under deadlines 

Responsibilities May Include 

  • Assist with social media management, which includes Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn 
  • Organize marketing material and proposal resources for company-wide accessibility 
  • Monitor upcoming opportunities and requests for proposals  
  • Assist proposal managers with preparation of basic proposal material, forms, etc.  
  • Assist with tracking upcoming conference and sponsorship opportunities 

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to business@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Marketing Intern – [NAME]”.  

 

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Senior Wildlife Biologist or Botanist

Location: Southern California

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Senior Biologist in Southern California. 

Required Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher.  
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience.  
  • Demonstrated experience in project permitting, impact assessments, proposal preparation, environmental planning, and biological delineation/mitigation.  
  • Demonstrated experience with local, state, and federal wetland permitting programs.  
  • Demonstrated experience with CEQA and NEPA document review and preparation.  
  • Relevant experience with California and southwestern ecosystems and knowledge of local southern California flora and fauna.  
  • Demonstrated successful client relationships and experience working with subcontractors and regulatory agencies. 

 Responsibilities Will Include

  • Preparing and editing NEPA and CEQA documents, technical reports, and regulatory application packages.  
  • Preparing permit application packages in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines.  
  • Preparing proposal and budget packages.  
  • Managing project budgets and coordinating project schedules and deliverables.  
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects. 
  • Completing wetland delineations and functional assessments. 
  • Managing teams of biologists.  
  • Mentoring junior staff on technical, project management, and career development matters. 
  • Working effectively in both field and office environments. 

Qualifications for Success  

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations. 
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated. 
  • Highly-developed organizational skills with the ability to focus on broad-scale issues along with an attention to detail to meet competing deadlines and demands.  
  • Demonstrated success in new business development, preferred. 
  • Experience with construction monitoring and compliance reporting, preferred.  
  • Skills in MS Office, CRAM, ARC GIS, and GPS data collection, preferred.  
  • Ability to travel regionally for client meetings, sometimes in remote areas or rugged terrain.   

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to jminer@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Senior Biologist Candidate – [NAME]”.  

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Senior-Level Land Use Planner/CEQA/NEPA Project Manager

Location: Northern California

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking an experienced Senior-Level Land Use Planner and CEQA/NEPA Project Manager to assist in directing and managing our growing practice.

Education and Experience

  • 15 to 20 years of professional experience as an Environmental/Engineering/Land Use Planner.
  • 10 years of experience managing large projects/programs for federal and state agencies, utilities, municipalities, and counties.
  • AICP, LEED AP, or CEP certifications are a plus.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree required in engineering, urban planning, environmental policy, natural resources, environmental science, ecology, or related field.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and manage the preparation of CEQA and NEPA documents, including Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and supporting technical studies.
  • Identify, evaluate, and solve environmental compliance and regulatory issues related to planning, energy, infrastructure, and public works projects in northern California.
  • Ensure high-quality standards for all marketing materials and project deliverables.
  • Work closely with clients and resource agencies to plan and facilitate compliance, best practices, and permit approval.
  • Manage and oversee multiple projects simultaneously within budget, scope, and schedule expectations.
  • Take an active leadership role in the development of new business with new and existing clients.
  • Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business.
  • Prepare proposals, interview, and win large energy, infrastructure and public works projects from federal, state, and local municipal clients.
  • Provide leadership, training, and mentorship to team members.

Qualifications for Success

  • Strong technical experience and writing capabilities.
  • Experience in marketing and business development to capitalize on existing client relationships and to expand Aspen’s profile and market share in the regional market.
  • Proven business development experience for large programs/contracts supported by repeat business, including established contacts in the northern California area.
  • Strong working knowledge and demonstrated work experience with CEQA/NEPA compliance and permitting in California, with an emphasis on northern California for:
    • Power generation projects;
    • Electrical transmission and distributions projects;
    • Large-scale battery storage projects;
    • Wildfire risk reduction project;
    • Water and public works projects;
  • Experience with development projects, general plans, specific plans, city ordinance reviews, and zoning and land use regulations.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects and apply environmental regulations.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Client focused and responsive to customer needs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, including familiarity with ArcGIS.
  • Strong reputation for high-quality work products and great attention to detail.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service professional development time. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply.  Please submit a letter of interest and resume to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line should state, “CEQA/NEPA Project Manager.”

 

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Wildlife Biologist or Botanist

Location: California

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Biologist in California.

Responsibilities

  • Writing and editing technical reports, proposals, CEQA and NEPA impact analyses, and regulatory permit applications. Writing ability is essential to this position and will require the demonstrated ability to prepare high-quality, well written, well organized documents consistent with industry standards.
  • Completing resource area delineations and functional assessments.
  • Preparing permit applications in accordance with State, Local, and Federal guidelines.
  • Managing project budgets and coordinating project work.
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects
  • Working effectively in both field and office environments.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience; preferably 10+ years.
  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in biological sciences or a closely related field.

Qualifications for Success

  • Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.
  • Experience with construction monitoring and compliance reporting, preferred.
  • Skills in MS Office, CRAM, ARC GIS, and GPS data collection,
  • Ability to travel regionally, as-needed. In addition, as this position could involve field work to remote areas, the applicant must be able to travel to and work in rugged terrain during inclement weather.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, particularly the ability to produce high-quality written reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in project permitting, impact assessments, proposal preparation, environmental planning, and biological resource delineation, and mitigation planning.
  • Experience with state and federal regulations and permitting for jurisdictional waters and wetlands.
  • Experience and familiarity with state and federal Endangered Species Act regulations and consultations.
  • Experience with CEQA and NEPA document preparation.
  • Relevant experience with California and southwestern ecosystems and knowledge of local southern California flora and fauna.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate successful relationships with clients, regulatory agencies and subcontractors.
  • Success in new business development, preferred.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to humanresources@aspeneg.com with “Senior Biologist [NAME]” in the subject line.

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CEQA/NEPA Project Manager

Location: San Francisco or Sacramento areas

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking an experienced and motivated environmental professional to support our growing environmental practice in our San Francisco and Sacramento, CA offices.

Required Education and Experience

  • 8+ years of professional experience as an Environmental Scientist/Land Use Planner, including some project management experience.
  • Requires Bachelors’ degree in environmental science, urban planning, public policy, natural resources, ecology, or related field; Masters’ degree a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage small to medium-sized CEQA and NEPA projects, including Initial Studies and Mitigated Negative Declarations (IS/MNDs) or Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs) or Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).
  • Write and review sections of CEQA and NEPA documents, including IS/MNDs, EIRs, EAs, or EISs, and supporting technical studies.
  • Conduct research and field work necessary to complete technical studies, prepare environmental documents or policy documents.
  • Review invoices, track budgets, and manage project schedules.
  • Interact with clients and work closely with project teams to plan and facilitate compliance, best practices, and permit approval.
  • Support the preparation of proposals and statements of qualifications in response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs).
  • Ensure high-quality standards for all project deliverables and marketing materials.

Qualifications for Success

  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high level of competence and experience in working with teams, clients, subcontractors, and regulatory personnel.
  • Exceptional detail orientation and attention to quality and project deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to effectively manage assigned tasks and interact with teams of staff, subconsultants, and clients.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written work product and verbal presentations.
  • Strong working knowledge and demonstrated work experience in California with CEQA/NEPA compliance and permitting for:
    • Solar, wind, and gas-fired power generation projects, including both developer clients and public agency clients.
    • Public works projects;
    • Projects with utilities, municipalities, cities, and/or counties.
  • Experience in marketing and business development to capitalize on existing client relationships and to expand Aspen’s profile and market share in the regional market.
  • Proven business development experience for large programs/contracts supported by repeat business.
  • Experience with land use entitlement processes, general plans, master plans, specific plans, city ordinance reviews, and zoning and land use regulations.
  • Experience with Climate Action Plans, facilities master planning, or other long-range development plans.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects, adhere to schedules, and apply environmental regulations.
  • Client focused and responsive to customer needs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, including familiarity with ArcGIS.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole author to aspen@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Mid-Level Project Manager – [NAME]”.

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Senior or Mid-Level Air Quality Specialist/Engineer

Location: California

Aspen is seeking a motivated Senior or mid-Level Air Quality Specialist/Engineer to join our consulting team in California. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, be flexible, self-motivated, creative, well-organized, and quality-oriented (i.e., one who pays attention to detail). The ideal candidate will have strong technical, written, and verbal skills. This achievement-oriented individual will be one who stays informed regarding the changing regulatory landscape in California, and  will help Aspen deliver our commitment of client service and quality products for every project.

Projects needing support focus primarily on CEQA/NEPA analysis, air quality permitting, and greenhouse gas emissions inventory evaluations. Aspen projects often support public agencies (at the local, State, and federal levels), along with private sector companies that develop industrial and commercial facilities. In your assignments, you will be part of an overall multi-disciplinary environmental team and be able to engage and collaborate with other recognized experts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct environmental impact analyses, assess regulatory compliance, and perform regulatory applicability evaluations.
  • Write memoranda and reports related to complex air quality impact analyses, compliance and permitting documents.
  • Perform multiple tasks within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Be responsible for project delivery and communicating environmental requirements directly to the project team management and/or client.
  • Interact and maintain successful relationships with clients, in-house project managers and staff, and subcontractors.
  • Work independently, and with teams, to complete assignments in a virtual platform.
  • Deliver assignments on time and within allotted budget.
  • Engage in business development efforts.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS Degree in Engineering (Environmental, Civil, Chemical, Mechanical) or Science (Environmental, Atmospheric, Meteorological, Chemistry, Toxicology, Data Science) required; MS and/or PE a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of direct consulting, public agency, or industry experience in the air quality-related aspects of CEQA/NEPA services.
  • Subject matter expertise in air quality principles, air quality impact analysis methodologies, greenhouse gas management strategies, climate change impact analysis methodologies, and California’s related policies and regulatory programs of local air districts and the state.
  • Experience with AERMOD and/or health risk assessment tools for permitting, and other software tools for completing CEQA/NEPA processes.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining a strong focus on health and safety, quality, budget, and schedule.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and basic computer skills required.
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, and meeting strict deadlines.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to aspen@aspeneg.com.

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Staff Archaeologist/Field Tech

Location: Sacramento and Southern California areas

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking Staff Archaeologists and Archaeological Field Technicians to participate in a variety of upcoming projects in several California locations.

 Responsibilities. The selected candidate(s) may, as needed:

  • Perform pedestrian field survey using Trimble GPS and/or Fulcrum Smartphone technology in addition to illustrating site sketch maps and features accurately,
  • Be able to identify (describe, measure, photograph and illustrate) prehistoric and historic artifact classes and materials and faunal remains,
  • Have a sound knowledge of soils, geomorphology and how to describe them,
  • Participate in excavations using trowel, brush, shovel, backhoe or whatever recovery procedure is warranted under the supervision of an Aspen Field Director,
  • Conduct archaeological monitoring of construction sites,
  • Complete California DPR forms accurately, succinctly; and quickly in the field using Aspen apps. Experience with ESRI or Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) a big plus,

Successful candidates must have the ability to maintain high quality field notes, keep good organization of field records, and maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of often strenuous outdoor and remote environmental work conditions.

Education and Experience. Candidates must have either a B.A. degree in anthropology, or a Master’s degree in archaeology or cultural resources management. In both cases, the candidate must have at least three years of experience working with California prehistoric or historic-aged resources and be able to identify prehistoric and historic artifacts. Certification by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) is a plus, but not required. Candidates must also have a good understanding of culture history relevant to California.

  • Successful candidates must have a valid CA Driver’s License with a clean driving record and be comfortable working in strenuous hiking and harsh weather conditions.

The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic, highly motivated, attentive to fine details, well organized, and comfortable working remotely via cell phone app and email exchange. This candidate would be able to transport themselves to the work site and to Aspen’s office locations.

Compensation. To be determined based on education, experience, and skill set, but generally $18-$30/hour.

To apply. Please email to Lauren DeOliveira at ldeoliveira@aspeneg.com

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Water Resources Specialist

Location: Southern California

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Surface and Ground Water Hydrologist in one of its southern California offices.

Responsibilities

Environmental services are mostly interdisciplinary.  A candidate with a broad knowledge of hydrology who has worked in an interdisciplinary environment is preferred.   May manage or will assist project managers and other scientific leaders on all aspects of surface water and groundwater analysis, project planning and possibly provide assistance on other projects.  Responsibilities include field sampling and data collection, data analysis, cost estimating, subcontractor management, and technical writing. Performs a range of tasks, requiring utilization of basic and specialized technical field and analytical methods. Work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.  Will be required to prepare work plans, perform field data collection and prepare technical analysis and written reports summarizing results. A willingness to cross train in other disciplines a plus.

Required Education and Experience

BA or BS degree in hydrology or related field and at least 10 years hydrology-related  experience in a professional position located in California, or MA or MS degree in hydrology or related field and at least 5 years in a similar professional position.

Professional experience should include:

  • Field evaluations such as site assessments for impact analysis or development of hydrologic and hydraulic mitigation measures, and collecting stream cross section, stream roughness, flow and water quality data.
  • Field equipment for basic surveying, water quality sampling and flow measurement data collection preferred but not essential.
  • Calculations and modeling of stream discharges, determination of flood limits and watershed analysis. Groundwater modeling experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Preparation of written surface water and groundwater technical evaluations and development water supply assessments.
  • Preparation of surface water and groundwater impacts analyses for CEQA and NEPA documentation.
  • Experience with the preparation of Jurisdictional Delineation reports addressing federal and state jurisdiction according to US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) policy is desirable.
  • Experience with the preparation of notifications and applications for state and federal authorizations: USACE Clean Water Act Section 404, CDFW Fish and Game Code Lake and Streambed Agreement, and California Regional Water Quality Control Board CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certifications is desirable.
  • Preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans.

Qualifications for Success

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated, and able to meet and manage deadlines and budgets.  Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.  Should be familiar with regulatory requirements, permitting processes,  and regulatory agencies associated with construction of major infrastructure projects. This position requires field work and travel throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Must be able to obtain security clearance as applicable for project site access. Able  to resolve conflicts and provide solutions in a professional manner. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel. GIS experience is a plus. Ability to perform year-round fieldwork in all types of weather, including extreme weather conditions. Experience working in remote locations as well as urban and suburban areas is a requirement. Must possess a valid Driver License.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Water Resources Specialist – [NAME]”.

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Aspen employee in the field

Career Opportunities

Aspen Environmental Group is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impact analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of public and private clients. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen has about 60 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.