All of our staff have unique talents that contribute to our growing bench of climate adaptation projects. We love to mentor newly minted or current graduate students through our internship programs. Occasionally, we may also have a need for a full-time hire as our firm grows. Open internships and positions are noted below. If you don't see anything listed, we may not have anything open right now.     

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planner / Scientist / Engineer
(Full Time or Part Time Flexible Hours)

We have an immediate need for a mid- to senior-level resilience planner / scientist / engineer to join our Bay Area team. At Pathways, our projects are multi-faceted, including scientific research to fill climate science data gaps, climate vulnerability and risk assessments, and supporting communities as they re-envision their shorelines, built infrastructure, urban and natural environments, and policies to address the growing challenges of climate change. Our multi-disciplinary staff work closely together, often wearing many hats, to develop innovative tools and solutions for our clients.

We are looking for someone that will seamlessly integrate with our team and help increase our capacity to serve our clients. Our firm believes strongly in under promising and over delivering – exceeding our clients’ expectations at every step along the way.

Our ideal candidate can:

  • Communicate well across a variety of audiences, including the public, decision makers, and elected officials

  • Work collaboratively, often with multiple consultant firms, agencies, and City departments to build support for adaptation planning and pathways for implementation

  • Facilitate discussions and workshops (online and in person) across agencies, departments, or disciplines to help foster a common understanding

  • Help us develop plans and policies for communities that address climate change while also aligning with other community goals and plans, such as Hazard Mitigation Plans, Climate Action Plans, General Plans, development plans, etc.

  • Support embedding equity, diversity, and environmental justice goals within our projects and our internal processes

  • Think strategically and embrace challenges with enthusiasm

  • Understand the complexities and intersections of the urban and natural realms

  • Support science communication, including reviewing and editing technical memoranda and reports prepared by technical staff before submission to clients

  • Stay in tune with key local, regional, national trends, policies, and best practices

  • Experience developing content for online communication tools, such as ESRI Story Maps is a huge plus

  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills

  • Support and/or lead marketing and proposal efforts as needed


Our office is located in San Francisco, CA. A combination of remote and in person work hours is anticipated. 

During the global pandemic, 100 percent of our staff have been working from home. We are currently beginning our transition back to the office using a hybrid (in person and remote) approach. We have always encouraged staff to work from home when needed. At Pathways, work-life balance is important and not just an abstract idea. We hire amazing high-ability staff and we trust them to get their work done - in the office, at home, or on the road. 

​Pathways is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from anyone who meets our qualifications. However, all applicants must reside in the Bay Area and be legally able to work in the U.S. Relocation assistance is not available. ​We are a very small, research-based firm with a team of staff that are very passionate and committed to helping communities mitigate and adapt to climate change. If you can see yourself as part of our team, please send your resume to us today! 

Interested? Please email your resume and cover letter to