Environmental Planner - Wetland Delineations

  • Parsons
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Jun 04, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description


Works independently or in a group to conduct research for and develop all levels of environmental documentation (including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements), Waters of the U.S./State Reports, Wetland and Stream Mitigation Design/Oversight, and permit applications for transportation projects in Indiana, in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and federal, state and local environmental regulations and requirements.  Plans, schedules, conducts, and/or coordinates detailed phases of planning work for a number of large and important projects.  Some assignments involve the use of computer software applications. This role will be heavily involved with wetland delineation studies.  


  • This position is responsible for researching and writing components, or sections of environmental documents; conducting waters investigation, including wetland delineations; preparing Waters of the U.S./State Reports; researching and screening alternative project approaches with respect to environmental impacts; and coordinating with clients, agencies and other stakeholders with respect to potential environmental impacts of proposed projects. 
  • Prepares and obtains permits from state, local, and federal regulatory agencies.  
  • Provides advice and counsel regarding regulatory compliance issues. 
  • Prepares, coordinates, and facilitates public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops that are of high interest to the general public. 
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position, which may include, but are not limited to, conducting ecological site evaluations, noise analyses, and preparing the associated reports.


4-year degree in Biology, Ecology, Urban/Environmental Planning or related field and 3-5 years of related work experience. Experience working with wetland delineations is essential.Proven experience in conducting waters investigations (including wetland delineations), including plant identification.Understanding of NEPA and all relevant federal, state and local environmental regulations and requirements.Experience in preparing all levels and types of environmental documents and permits.Some travel may be required.Experience with wetland and/or stream mitigation design/oversight a plus. USACE Certified Wetland Delineator or Professional Wetland Scientist certification a plus.     


Basic knowledge of NEPA and environmental planning, practices and procedures is required.   Proficiency in utilizing PC and various software packages typically used in urban/environmental planning assignments is required.  Also requires excellent written and oral communication skills, and a thorough understanding of local statutes and environmental rules and regulations.     Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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