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HF&H is always looking for the right people to grow our team!

We hire people that can help us continue to fulfill our goal of being the first choice and recognized leader among municipal agencies for high-quality consulting services in areas of recycling, solid waste, water, and wastewater. Much of the value HF&H provides our clients comes from our team-based approach to consulting. Given this, we hire people that can work independently, but also as part of in-house teams and with our clients. In addition, we look for individuals with strong analytic skills, excellent written and oral communications skills, and an interest in assisting clients with achievement of their goals for recycling, solid waste, water, and wastewater services.


  • We invite applications for the position of: Project Manager 

    Why Consider HF&H Consultants?

    HF&H has a mission-driven, collaborative, small-company culture that values work-life balance. We provide recycling, organics, solid waste, water, and wastewater consulting services exclusively to public agencies. It is an exciting time to work in this industry. As California continues to lead the nation in environmental protection, it is our job to ensure local jurisdictions have the analytical and management support they need to fulfill their community’s vision of a sustainable future. We also strive to protect ratepayers (e.g., you and me) from unfounded increases in municipal utility rates.

    Our services include jurisdictional action planning, performance reviews of municipal service providers (e.g., solid waste haulers), competitive solid waste service procurements (often the largest municipal contracts), negotiations, contract management, financial and compliance auditing, rate and fee studies, and litigation support. The success of our firm has been built on providing excellent client service and leadership to clients in particularly challenging situations.

    About This Role

    The successful candidate will work under the direction of partners and other project managers, in a team atmosphere, successfully completing engagements for our municipal clients related to their management of environmental programs.

    The Project Manager will support our recycling, organics, and solid waste practice from our Walnut Creek, California office. Specifically, this position will focus on our “contract services” (e.g., contract negotiation, competitive procurement, contract management, etc.) and “diversion services” (e.g., zero waste/high diversion planning, program development, regulatory compliance, etc.) practice areas.  At any given time, this position will be involved with between five to ten active projects, frequently reporting to multiple clients and Partners.

    Project Managers report directly to HF&H’s Partners, and have client-facing responsibilities.  Over time, this position offers significant advancement opportunity for a high-performing professional with increasingly independent assignments and responsibilities.

    What You Will Do:

    The successful Project Manager will perform tasks like:

    • Drafting and quality assurance of Request for Proposals and Franchise Agreements for Recycling, Organics, and Solid Waste Services; compiling and presenting service information of same to clients
    • Performing both technical (contract) and quantitative evaluation of proposals submitted to local governments for recycling, organics, and solid waste services; preparation of materials and presentation of this information to local governments, Council meetings, and/or public hearings, as assigned
    • Reviewing (large) documents and identifying/summarizing key information
    • Planning and monitoring multiple concurrent engagements, to include staffing, performance, billing, and maintaining/developing client relationships
    • Working with client and third party personnel to obtain financial and operational data
    • Supervision and performance of fluctuation reviews and analyses (candidate must possess strong analytical and Excel skills)
    • Managing and/or conducting research and analysis on legislation and regulations impacting the recycling, organics, and solid waste industry in California
    • Creating, performing quality control of, and presenting written reports and exhibits for findings and recommendations
    • Identification of practice development opportunities, to include preparation of marketing materials and presentation of proposals
    • Participate in and/or present at professional and industry events and seminars
    • Coach and mentor Sr. Associates, Associates, and Assistants. 
    What You Will Gain

    HF&H places a high value on investing in our team. One of our core values is that “we relate to each other positively, supporting our professional development and providing opportunity for personal rewards.” This position will benefit from:

    • Exceptional training and frequent coaching from a “mentor” assigned to you from your first day
    • On-project training from HF&H’s partners and a deep pool of senior consultants
    • Annual development of a “personal development plan” and formal continuing education and project assignments geared towards developing your depth and breadth of expertise
    • Rewarding and challenging work assignments that improve the efficiency, affordability, and effectiveness of public services
    • Independence and autonomy to create and design solutions for municipalities and special districts
    • Support and guidance for developing your career path within the firm (i.e., upward or lateral)
    • Development of new technical skills for managing processes, projects, and resources
    • Continue building best practice skills to thrive in their consulting career
    What You Bring
    • Undergraduate Degree (preferred: Pre-Law, Public Policy, Environmental Policy, or Related Field)
    • J.D.; active California Bar membership
    • 5+ Years of prior experience in consulting or professional services
    • 5+ Years of prior work experience drafting legal documents (contracts, ordinances, regulations, etc.)
    • 5+ Years of prior experience in the recycling, organics, and solid waste industry in California
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to organize thoughts logically and communicate them concisely
    • Strong logic skills, especially related to legal documents (Contracts, Ordinances, etc.)
    • Exceptional attention to detail, especially related to consistency
    • Inquisitiveness balanced with a sense of significance
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing schedules
    • Proficiency with the use of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Valid California Driver’s License and access to personal transportation
    Bonus Points (highly desirable)
    • Master’s Degree in a Related Field, or MBA
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis (e.g., accounting, statistics, data science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer science, etc.)
    • Active California CPA license
    • Active California PE license
    What We Offer

    HF&H offers a competitive total compensation package while emphasizing work/life balance for our employees (in 2018, Associates averaged less than 43 hours per week). This is a full-time, exempt position. Some highlights include:

    • Discretionary Performance-Based Incentive Bonus: up to 15% of Annual Salary
    • Profit Sharing: Minimum 3% contribution to a 401(k) profit-sharing plan; 2018 contribution was 5%
    • 15 Vacation days per year (increases with tenure, maximum of 25 days per year)
    • 10 Holidays per year (including one “floating” holiday to be used at employee’s discretion)
    • 5 Sick days per year
    • At least two days of off-site staff retreats and social events each year
    • Health Insurance:
      • HF&H contributes 95% of employee’s premium (and 67.5% of dependent premium) towards the premium of our health insurance plan
      • HF&H contributes $2,500 per employee or $4,000 per family towards a Health Savings Account
    • Dental/Vision/Group Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
    Are You Ready? Apply Today!

    Submit your cover letter and resume to HF&H using the link below today! Please provide a valid email address and telephone number on your resume and/or cover letter with your salary expectation. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early!

    Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited into the interview process with HF&H. We place significant value on hiring the right people to work in our team and our interview process reflects that. The first phase of the interview process is a telephone interview. If successful, candidates will be scheduled for a half-day of interviews with our consulting team and the other half of the day will be spent performing assessments of the candidate’s quantitative and written communication skills. Candidates that successfully complete those interviews and assessments will be brought in for a final round of interviews with one or more of the firm’s Partners. Any resultant offer of employment may be conditioned on the results of professional and personal reference checks, which we will not conduct without prior approval of the candidate Depending on the number and quality of applicants, HF&H reserves the right to modify this process in its sole discretion.

    The Fine Print

    This is an at-will position and, as such, can be released at any time without notice and for any reason. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete performance assessments, reference checks, verification of academic performance, and any other due diligence HF&H deems appropriate prior to making an unconditional offer for employment. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or assessment process should advise the hiring manager upon submittal of an application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. HF&H is an equal opportunity employer.

    Apply Now

  • We invite applications for the position of: Project Manager 

    Why Consider HF&H Consultants?

    HF&H has a mission-driven, collaborative, small-company culture that values work-life balance. We provide recycling, organics, solid waste, water, and wastewater consulting services exclusively to public agencies. It is an exciting time to work in this industry. As California continues to lead the nation in environmental protection, it is our job to ensure local jurisdictions have the analytical and management support they need to fulfill their community’s vision of a sustainable future. We also strive to protect ratepayers (e.g., you and me) from unfounded increases in municipal utility rates.

    Our services include jurisdictional action planning, performance reviews of municipal service providers (e.g., solid waste haulers), competitive solid waste service procurements (often the largest municipal contracts), negotiations, contract management, financial and compliance auditing, rate and fee studies, and litigation support. The success of our firm has been built on providing excellent client service and leadership to clients in particularly challenging situations.

    About This Role

    The successful candidate will work under the direction of partners and other project managers, in a team atmosphere, successfully completing engagements for our municipal clients related to their management of environmental programs.

    The Project Manager will support our recycling, organics, and solid waste practice from our Walnut Creek, California office. Specifically, this position will focus on our “contract services” (e.g., contract negotiation, competitive procurement, contract management, etc.) and “diversion services” (e.g., zero waste/high diversion planning, program development, regulatory compliance, etc.) practice areas.  At any given time, this position will be involved with between five to ten active projects, frequently reporting to multiple clients and Partners.

    Project Managers report directly to HF&H’s partners, and have client-facing responsibilities.  Over time, this position offers significant advancement opportunity for a high-performing professional with increasingly independent assignments and responsibilities.

    What You Will Do:

    The successful Project Manager will perform tasks like:

    • Drafting and quality assurance of Request for Proposals and Franchise Agreements for Recycling, Organics, and Solid Waste Services; compiling and presenting service information of same to clients
    • Performing both technical (contract) and quantitative evaluation of proposals submitted to local governments for recycling, organics, and solid waste services; preparation of materials and presentation of this information to local governments, Council meetings, and/or public hearings, as assigned
    • Reviewing (large) documents and identifying/summarizing key information
    • Planning and monitoring multiple concurrent engagements, to include staffing, performance, billing, and maintaining/developing client relationships
    • Working with client and third party personnel to obtain financial and operational data
    • Supervision and performance of fluctuation reviews and analyses (candidate must possess strong analytical and Excel skills)
    • Managing and/or conducting research and analysis on legislation and regulations impacting the recycling, organics, and solid waste industry in California
    • Creating, performing quality control of, and presenting written reports and exhibits for findings and recommendations
    • Identification of practice development opportunities, to include preparation of marketing materials and presentation of proposals
    • Participate in and/or present at professional and industry events and seminars
    • Coach and mentor Sr. Associates, Associates, and Assistants. 
    What You Will Gain

    HF&H places a high value on investing in our team. One of our core values is that “we relate to each other positively, supporting our professional development and providing opportunity for personal rewards.” This position will benefit from:

    • Exceptional training and frequent coaching from a “mentor” assigned to you from your first day
    • On-project training from HF&H’s partners and a deep pool of senior consultants
    • Annual development of a “personal development plan” and formal continuing education and project assignments geared towards developing your depth and breadth of expertise
    • Rewarding and challenging work assignments that improve the efficiency, affordability, and effectiveness of public services
    • Independence and autonomy to create and design solutions for municipalities and special districts
    • Support and guidance for developing your career path within the firm (i.e., upward or lateral)
    • Development of new technical skills for managing processes, projects, and resources
    • Continue building best practice skills to thrive in their consulting career
    What You Bring
    • Undergraduate Degree (preferred: Pre-Law, Public Policy, Environmental Policy, or Related Field)
    • 5+ Years of experience in a professional office environment
    • 5+ Years of prior work experience drafting legal documents (contracts, ordinances, regulations, etc.)
    • 5+ Years of prior experience in the recycling, organics, and solid waste industry in California
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to organize thoughts logically and communicate them concisely
    • Strong logic skills, especially related to legal documents (Contracts, Ordinances, etc.)
    • Exceptional attention to detail, especially related to consistency
    • Inquisitiveness balanced with a sense of significance
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing schedules
    • Proficiency with the use of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Valid California Driver’s License and access to personal transportation
    Bonus Points (highly desirable)
    • Prior experience in consulting or professional services
    • J.D., Master’s Degree in a Related Field, or MBA
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis (e.g., accounting, statistics, data science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer science, etc.)
    • Active California Bar membership
    • Active California CPA license
    • Active California PE license
    What We Offer

    HF&H offers a competitive total compensation package while emphasizing work/life balance for our employees (in 2018, Associates averaged less than 43 hours per week). This is a full-time, exempt position. Some highlights include:

    • Discretionary Performance-Based Incentive Bonus: up to 15% of Annual Salary
    • Profit Sharing: Minimum 3% contribution to a 401(k) profit-sharing plan; 2018 contribution was 5%
    • 15 Vacation days per year (increases with tenure, maximum of 25 days per year)
    • 10 Holidays per year (including one “floating” holiday to be used at employee’s discretion)
    • 5 Sick days per year
    • At least two days of off-site staff retreats and social events each year
    • Health Insurance:
      • HF&H contributes 95% of employee’s premium (and 67.5% of dependent premium) towards the premium of our health insurance plan
      • HF&H contributes $2,500 per employee or $4,000 per family towards a Health Savings Account
    • Dental/Vision/Group Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
    Are You Ready? Apply Today!

    Submit your cover letter and resume to HF&H using the link below today! Please provide a valid email address and telephone number on your resume and/or cover letter with your salary expectation. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early!

    Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited into the interview process with HF&H. We place significant value on hiring the right people to work in our team and our interview process reflects that. The first phase of the interview process is a telephone interview. If successful, candidates will be scheduled for a half-day of interviews with our consulting team and the other half of the day will be spent performing assessments of the candidate’s quantitative and written communication skills. Candidates that successfully complete those interviews and assessments will be brought in for a final round of interviews with one or more of the firm’s Partners. Any resultant offer of employment may be conditioned on the results of professional and personal reference checks, which we will not conduct without prior approval of the candidate Depending on the number and quality of applicants, HF&H reserves the right to modify this process in its sole discretion.

    The Fine Print

    This is an at-will position and, as such, can be released at any time without notice and for any reason. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete performance assessments, reference checks, verification of academic performance, and any other due diligence HF&H deems appropriate prior to making an unconditional offer for employment. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or assessment process should advise the hiring manager upon submittal of an application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. HF&H is an equal opportunity employer.

    Apply Now

  • We invite applications for the position of: Senior Project Manager

    Why Consider HF&H Consultants?

    HF&H has a mission-driven, collaborative, small-company culture that values work-life balance. We provide recycling, organics, solid waste, water, and wastewater consulting services exclusively to public agencies. It is an exciting time to work in this industry. As California continues to lead the nation in environmental protection, it is our job to ensure local jurisdictions have the analytical and management support they need to fulfill their community’s vision of a sustainable future. We also strive to protect ratepayers (e.g., you and me) from unfounded increases in municipal utility rates.

    Our services include jurisdictional action planning, performance reviews of municipal service providers (e.g., solid waste haulers), competitive solid waste service procurements (often the largest municipal contracts), negotiations, contract management, financial and compliance auditing, rate and fee studies, and litigation support. The success of our firm has been built on providing excellent client service and leadership to clients in particularly challenging situations.

    About This Role

    The successful candidate will work under the direction of partners and other Sr. Project Managers, in a team atmosphere, successfully completing engagements for our municipal clients related to their management of environmental programs.

    The Sr. Project Manager will support our recycling, organics, and solid waste practice from our Walnut Creek, California office. Specifically, this position will focus on our “contract services” (e.g., contract negotiation, competitive procurement, contract management, etc.) and “diversion services” (e.g., zero waste/high diversion planning, program development, regulatory compliance, etc.) practice areas.  At any given time, this position will be involved with between five to ten active projects, frequently reporting to multiple clients and partners.

    Sr. Project Managers report directly to HF&H’s partners, and have client-facing responsibilities.  Over time, this position offers significant advancement opportunity for a high-performing professional with increasingly independent assignments and responsibilities.

    What You Will Do:

    The successful Sr. Project Manager will perform tasks like:

    • Drafting and quality assurance of Request for Proposals and Franchise Agreements for Recycling, Organics, and Solid Waste Services; compiling and presenting service information of same to clients
    • Performing both technical (contract) and quantitative evaluation of proposals submitted to local governments for recycling, organics, and solid waste services; preparation of materials and presentation of this information to local governments, Council meetings, and/or public hearings, as assigned
    • Reviewing (large) documents and identifying/summarizing key information
    • Planning and monitoring multiple concurrent engagements, to include staffing, performance, billing, and maintaining/developing client relationships
    • Working with client and third party personnel to obtain financial and operational data
    • Supervision and performance of fluctuation reviews and analyses (candidate must possess strong analytical and Excel skills)
    • Managing and/or conducting research and analysis on legislation and regulations impacting the recycling, organics, and solid waste industry in California
    • Creating, performing quality control of, and presenting written reports and exhibits for findings and recommendations
    • Identification of practice development opportunities, to include preparation of marketing materials and presentation of proposals
    • Participate in and/or present at professional and industry events and seminars
    • Coach and mentor Project Managers, Associates, and Assistants.
    What You Will Gain

    HF&H places a high value on investing in our team. One of our core values is that “we relate to each other positively, supporting our professional development and providing opportunity for personal rewards.” This position will benefit from:

    • Exceptional training and frequent coaching from a “mentor” assigned to you from your first day
    • On-project training from HF&H’s partners and a deep pool of senior consultants
    • Annual development of a “personal development plan” and formal continuing education and project assignments geared towards developing your depth and breadth of expertise
    • Rewarding and challenging work assignments that improve the efficiency, affordability, and effectiveness of public services
    • Independence and autonomy to create and design solutions for municipalities and special districts
    • Support and guidance for developing your career path within the firm (i.e., upward or lateral)
    • Development of new technical skills for managing processes, projects, and resources
    • Continue building best practice skills to thrive in their consulting career
    What You Bring
    • Undergraduate Degree (preferred: Pre-Law, Public Policy, Environmental Policy, or Related Field)
    • 5+ Years of prior work experience in consulting or professional services
    • 7+ Years of prior work experience drafting legal documents (contracts, ordinances, regulations, etc.)
    • 7+ Years of prior experience in the recycling, organics, and solid waste industry in California
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to organize thoughts logically and communicate them concisely
    • Strong logic skills, especially related to legal documents (Contracts, Ordinances, etc.)
    • Exceptional attention to detail, especially related to consistency
    • Inquisitiveness balanced with a sense of significance
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing schedules
    • Proficiency with the use of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Valid California Driver’s License and access to personal transportation
    Bonus Points (highly desirable)
    • J.D., Master’s Degree in a Related Field, or MBA
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis (e.g., accounting, statistics, data science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer science, etc.)
    • Active California Bar membership
    • Active California CPA license
    • Active California PE license
    What We Offer

    HF&H offers a competitive total compensation package while emphasizing work/life balance for our employees (in 2018, Associates averaged less than 43 hours per week). This is a full-time, exempt position. Some highlights include:

    • Discretionary Performance-Based Incentive Bonus: up to 15% of Annual Salary
    • Profit Sharing: Minimum 3% contribution to a 401(k) profit-sharing plan; 2018 contribution was 5%
    • 15 Vacation days per year (increases with tenure, maximum of 25 days per year)
    • 10 Holidays per year (including one “floating” holiday to be used at employee’s discretion)
    • 5 Sick days per year
    • At least two days of off-site staff retreats and social events each year
    • Health Insurance:
      • HF&H contributes 95% of employee’s premium (and 67.5% of dependent premium) towards the premium of our health insurance plan
      • HF&H contributes $2,500 per employee or $4,000 per family towards a Health Savings Account
    • Dental/Vision/Group Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
    Are You Ready? Apply Today!

    Submit your cover letter and resume to HF&H using the link below today! Please provide a valid email address and telephone number on your resume and/or cover letter with your salary expectation. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early!

    Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited into the interview process with HF&H. We place significant value on hiring the right people to work in our team and our interview process reflects that. The first phase of the interview process is a telephone interview. If successful, candidates will be scheduled for a half-day of interviews with our consulting team and the other half of the day will be spent performing assessments of the candidate’s quantitative and written communication skills. Candidates that successfully complete those interviews and assessments will be brought in for a final round of interviews with one or more of the firm’s Partners. Any resultant offer of employment may be conditioned on the results of professional and personal reference checks, which we will not conduct without prior approval of the candidate Depending on the number and quality of applicants, HF&H reserves the right to modify this process in its sole discretion.

    The Fine Print

    This is an at-will position and, as such, can be released at any time without notice and for any reason. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete performance assessments, reference checks, verification of academic performance, and any other due diligence HF&H deems appropriate prior to making an unconditional offer for employment. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or assessment process should advise the hiring manager upon submittal of an application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. HF&H is an equal opportunity employer.

    Apply Now

  • Position Summary

    HF&H is always looking for talented people with five or more years of professional experience providing recycling, solid waste, water, and wastewater services. If you’ve worked as a consultant, with public agencies, or with private companies, we’d like to talk with you about your experience and potential career opportunities with HF&H.

    Position Qualifications
    • Minimum B.A. or B.S. degree in related field of study
    • Five or more years of relevant experience
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    Please include a cover letter and resume when applying.

    Apply Now

We offer an attractive compensation package, including bonuses, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, and health insurance. In addition, we support career development and have opportunities for career advancement. If you are interested in being part of our team, please submit your resume to hr@hfh-consultants.com.