Environmental Planner

  • Power Engineers
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • Jan 28, 2018
Full time Energy Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

POWER Engineers, Inc. – Central Environmental Region is currently seeking an Environmental Planner in our Houston Office to assist with environmental siting/permitting and planning for large and small energy projects. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in environmental planning and analysis, State and NEPA compliance, public involvement, technical writing, in one or more of the following areas: electric transmission lines, renewable power generation facilities, and/or gas pipelines.

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include assisting project team with work tasks and deliverables, complying with schedule and budget requirements, interfacing with internal Project Managers/Staff and clients, supporting business development efforts. Other responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Supporting Project Manager/Team on energy related projects
  • Supporting multiple projects at various stages, disciplines, and locations
  • Assisting project teams for key clients
  • Interfacing with internal and external Project Managers/Staff, clients, and sub-contractors
  • Supporting coordination with federal, state, and local agencies for project permitting
  • Assisting with client coordination including project scope, budget, schedule, and forecasting
  • Assisting with business development and proposal writing
  • Ability to attend and participate in open house and public meeting environments
  • Travel up to 25% of time for project, client, and marketing meetings
  • Assisting with environmental planning and analysis documents

Required Education/Experience

  • BS degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Engineering, or related degree
  • Two (2) + years of experience with environmental planning for energy related projects is a plus
  • Skills in environmental planning and analysis, regulatory compliance, public involvement, and technical writing
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience in federal and state environmental policy and regulations is a plus
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate with project staff, and department management
  • Interest in generation of business development leads, written proposals and presentations, and project work capture

Desired Education/Experience

  • MS in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or related degree
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas will be a plus: electric transmission lines, substations, fiber optic lines, renewable power generation facilities, and/or natural gas pipelines
  • Experience in proposal writing and presentations a plus

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.


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