De Novo Planning Group is seeking bright and dynamic land use and environmental planners and project managers to join our team. Our work environment promotes collaborative team work, while emphasizing individual accountability, and supports ongoing professional development and improvement. We encourage you to view the open positions below and send a resume and cover letter to us at info@denovoplanning.com if you meet the qualification requirements and are interested in joining our team.

Senior Planner/ CEQA Project Manager - Orange County

Our Tustin office is currently seeking a full time Senior Planner/Project Manager to work primarily on environmental projects (CEQA) with minimal direction and oversight. This includes research, writing, and management of all aspects of a wide range of CEQA documents, including representing the firm at public hearings and workshops. This position includes extensive business development responsibilities, and the successful candidate will be expected to help grow our CEQA services throughout the southern California region. This position also requires the supervision and development of junior-level employees. This is a challenging position that requires exceptional writing and research skills, meticulous attention to detail, the ability to handle and meet multiple deadlines, and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate must posses a desire for professional growth and development, be willing and able to develop and nurture relationships with clients, and be able to represent the firm with the utmost professionalism and work quality at all times.


  • Bachelor’s degree in City/Regional Planning, Environmental Studies, or other closely related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive professional planning experience, including 3 or more years of project management experience. A minimum of 5 years of experience in the private sector is required.

  • Working knowledge of CEQA is mandatory, and the successful candidate will have experience preparing all aspects of a wide range of complex CEQA documents. A working knowledge of NEPA is desirable.

  • An understanding of the principles and practices of community planning.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction, while also working well in a collaborative team setting.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • A desire to grow professionally.


Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. We offer a generous benefits package including retirement plan salary deferral and employer contributions, medical insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.