Atkins is currently seeking a Senior NEPA Project Manager/Environmental Planner to join our rapidly expanding NEPA Transportation group in our Atlanta, Georgia office.
The candidate must be knowledgeable with State and Federal environmental laws, policies, practices, and procedures related to environmental analysis of transportation projects and must have previous experience conducting environmental evaluations and planning analyses for all phases of transportation projects. The candidate will be expected to work on multiple projects at the same time under strict deadlines.
The ideal candidate for this position will apply their NEPA and state and federal regulatory knowledge towards leading pursuits, managing on-call contracts and leading the completion of NEPA documentation for complex transportation projects. The most qualified individual will have strong analytical, verbal, organization, and written skills. The individual must have at least 10 years of related environmental planning experience and must be able to work with minimal supervision. The individual must be able to work in a team or individual setting, have a solid background in technical writing, be able to take initiative, and use problem solving skills when provided a challenge.
This is an excellent opportunity for a mid-career professional to take the next step in their career to join a growing and exciting practice team, as you build a rewarding career path with a national environmental leader.
The candidate, with minimal supervision, will apply environmental planning principles and fundamental theories as it relates to transportation projects. You will research, compile, analyze, and synthesize data on economic, social, and physical factors associated with implementation of complex or controversial transportation improvements on regional highways, interchanges, and local streets. The position will require a significant amount of analyzing and writing environmental technical studies, correspondences, and reports regarding transportation planning and environmental analyses. This position requires strong documents management skills and the ability to prepare presentations, ad-hoc reports, scopes, and proposals, as necessary. You will balance your time working and reviewing on specific technical documents (i.e. Noise, Air Quality, Hazards), as well as generalist activities. Keys to your success will be your experience in preparing environmental documentation, ability to develop innovative solutions, and your skills communicating complex environmental analytical concepts to a non-technical audience.
Key duties and responsibilities of this position will include:
• Prepare and review scope, schedule, and budget of work to be completed.
• Coordinate activities and work products with other staff resources and offices, as needed.
• Provide management and technical assistance on CEs/EAs/EISs and documentation in compliance with NEPA, GEPA, and other applicable federal, state, and local requirements.
• Perform project delivery activities such as report writing, undertaking and reviewing data collection and survey fieldwork, performing data and literature review, and developing recommendations for clients.
• Prepare legally defensible impact analyses, identify Best Management Practices and suitable avoidance and minimization measures for capital projects in the transportation sectors.
• Conduct desktop environmental screening reviews for regulatory triggers, permits, biological, cultural, water quality, soils, and related resources.
• Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.
Job Requirements & Education Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field, a Masters degree is not required but is a plus;
• 10+ years of experience with a demonstrated working knowledge of NEPA, including community impact analysis, environmental justice and indirect and cumulative effects;
• Aptitude for maintaining a professional attitude and attention to detail while working alone and within a team environment;
• 3+ years of experience serving in a NEPA/Environmental Lead role;
• Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills with clients and colleagues;
• Strong organizational, task and time management, deductive reasoning, and analytical skills;
• Proficiency with the MS Office suite of software.
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