Senior Environmental Engineer or Planner

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Jul 06, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

VHB has an immediate need for a Senior Environmental Engineer or Planner in its Charlotte, NC office. The successful candidate will have at least 8 years of professional experience in consulting in the transportation and environmental field and with the preparation of NEPA documents for State and Federal agencies, with a particular emphasis on the NC Department of Transportation.  In addition to participating in high-profile transportation and environmental planning projects and assisting in business development efforts, the Senior Environmental Engineer/Planner will also be responsible for assisting in management and mentoring of staff. 


  • Prepare environmental impact statements and assessments, planning and zoning studies, permits, and visual impact analyses.
  • Review and prepare National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation
  • Assist clients with the administration of NEPA processes
  • Conduct environmental planning analyses
  • Independently perform research and prepare written technical reports
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal and external project team members
  • Participate in new business development efforts
  • Act as a mentor for junior level staff 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team oriented with strong capability to motivate others
  • Must demonstrate an ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates
  • Thorough understanding of technical environmental impact analysis methods
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Experience in delivering expert testimony before municipal boards 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of environmental engineering or planning experience
  • Extensive knowledge of NEPA, and NEPA compliance regulations 
  • BS degree in Transportation Engineering or Planning, Environmental Science, Urban Planning, or a related field; MA degree preferred
  • Experience in managing other staff members 

We regret to inform you that we do not currently provide sponsorship for employment visas

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 38 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally. VHB offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k match and more

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