Director of Environmental Compliance

Baylands Development Inc.

San Francisco, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Starting $175k
Required Experience 7+ years

About Us:

BDI (thebaylands.com) is a company dedicated to sustainable development and environmental restoration. We are redeveloping and revitalizing a large brownfield site, with the goal to transform the historically underutilized land into a vibrant, environmentally friendly community of residences and businesses located next to transit in the Bay Area.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced environmental expert to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in regulatory compliance, environmental science, urban planning, and real estate development. They will play a critical role in maintaining our commitment to environmental stewardship while effectively managing our environmental permitting and entitlement process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Regulatory Compliance: Manage all regulatory compliance of the brownfield remedial action plans and landfill closure plans, ensuring that all plans adhere to applicable regulations and plans.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with government agencies, community organizations, environmental consultants, and other stakeholders to garner support for brownfield redevelopment initiatives and address concerns proactively.
  • Financial Analysis: Conduct financial analyses, including cost estimation, budgeting, and ROI assessment, to determine the economic viability of the project and secure funding from various sources, including grants, loans, and private investments.
  • Environmental Assessment: Oversee remediation strategies, and monitoring programs to mitigate environmental risks and ensure the safety of workers, residents, and the surrounding environment.
  • Negotiation and Contract Management: Negotiate agreements with contractors and vendors, and oversee contract administration to ensure that project goals are met on time and within budget.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Prepare comprehensive reports, presentations, and documentation detailing project progress, milestones, expenditures, and outcomes for internal stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and the public.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Geology, Environmental Engineering, or a related physical science or engineering field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in brownfield redevelopment, environmental consulting, real estate development, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of California’s environmental regulations, land use policies, and local zoning ordinances. Working experience with RWQCB, DTSC, BAAQMD preferred.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex projects from conception to completion, preferably in the brownfield redevelopment sector.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills and the ability to interpret complex regulations.
  • Proficiency in project management tools, financial modeling software, and GIS applications.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings or weekends, as needed, to accommodate community meetings and events.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact by revitalizing communities and promoting sustainable development practices.

If you are passionate about environmental sustainability, habitat restoration, urban revitalization, and making a positive difference in the world, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team.


Please email your resume to hr@thebaylands.com 

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Category Admin & Leadership , General / Stewardship
Tags GIS , Permitting , Environmental Planning