Senior Environmental Planner

  • HNTB
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jul 26, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Management

Job Description


Senior planner focused on leading environmental planning work in our New York office for transportation based projects throughout NY, NJ and CT. This may involve, bridge, highway and rail transit projects. The successful candidate will locally lead environmental planning projects and tasks, including NEPA, SEQR/CEQR, EO215 compliance, while engaging HNTB’s regional and national environmental practitioners and specialists. 

The position has a strong focus on marketing and business development, leading environmental planning and permitting compliance, informing project teams on regulatory compliance, stakeholder outreach, and leading, drafting and writing technical documents. May serve as a Project Manager for select projects, will oversee the work of less experienced staff. Direct, coordinate and review technical work performed by other team members. 

Job Summary

Develop plans and policies to meet with social economic, and physical needs of communities, including land use transportation planning, transit planning, environmental planning, development, public facilities, and parks and recreational facilities.  Directs the technical production of planning assignments and teams. May serve as a Project Manager on a limited basis for select large scale projects. Oversee the work of less experienced staff. Direct, coordinate and review technical work performed by other project team members.

Essential Responsibility

  • Coordinates with project manager, project designer and other disciplines on multiple large scale and complex planning, environmental planning, urban design or landscape architectural projects to ensure that the client's technical requirements of projects are fully met. Performs quality checks to ensure client requirements are met.
  • Performs various project support tasks where planning involvement is required or requested on major, complex projects. 
  • Prepares scopes of work, fee proposals and responds to RFP’s.
  • Responsible for significant portions of presentations and public facilitation
  • May review invoices, billings and budgets.
  • Assist management with implementation of office-wide technical standards and maintenance of technical resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

- Experience leading state or federal environmental impact statements, and environmental assessments , preferably in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut
- Excellent writing skills 
- Positive, collaborative attitude
- Interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Proactive communication and approach to job assignments

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Planning, Biology, Ecology, Geology or related field
10 years of related experience
RLA, RA, PE registration or AICP, CEP certification

Preferred Qualification/Skills

Master's Degree in Planning or related field
Leed Accredited professional

General Work Conditions

Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

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