Jason Ricks Joins ESA’s Southern California Energy Team


Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that jricks [at] esassoc [dot] com (Jason Ricks) has joined our Los Angeles office as a Senior Managing Associate in our Energy Group.

Jason brings more than 15 years of professional environmental science and health and safety consulting experience. An experienced project manager, he has spent the past eight years managing and performing environmental reviews under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for more than 30 infrastructure, public facility, and development projects. Jason has been a key contributor toward the permitting of renewable energy projects, including utility-scale wind and solar developments, throughout central and southern California.

“Jason strengthens our team’s depth of knowledge in environmental permitting for renewable energy projects,” says rprohaska [at] esassoc [dot] com (Robert Prohaska), Director of ESA’s Southern California Energy. “With more than 20 renewable energy projects under ESA’s belt, and more to come, Jason’s experience and senior project management skills enhance our position to assist our growing energy clients in Southern California and the Southwest.”

With experience spanning private and agency environmental consulting, Jason has managed and authored environmental documentation under NEPA and CEQA as well as Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments. In addition to providing consulting services to the private sector, Jason has worked with public agencies including Kern County, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, and the Port of Los Angeles. Jason holds a Masters degree in environmental public health from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Alma College.

Press Release: Jason RIcks Joins ESA's Southern California Energy Team