Airport Environmental Planner

  • Environmental Science Associates (ESA)
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Oct 26, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description


ESA is seeking an experienced Airport Environmental Planner with progressively responsible technical and project management experience preparing NEPA Categorical Exclusions (CEs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs) for aviation-related development projects. Experience preparing Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and 14 CFR Part 150 noise compatibility studies is a plus. In addition to NEPA and impact assessment experience, applicants should have a strong working knowledge of environmental regulatory programs, airport planning, and community/urban planning principles. Effective communication and writing skills are required. ESA may consider applicants with the same level of experience on other transportation, aerospace, or military programs.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Conducting research and preparing environmental impact analyses for a wide range of airport and aviation projects.

  • Interpreting and applying information in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circulars and Orders, federal regulations, and state statutes.

  • Directing the work of team members and reviewing work submittals to ensure they conform with project requirements and client expectations.

  • Serving as a Task Leader, Deputy Project Manager, or Project Manager for the preparation of NEPA documents and other airport environmental studies. This position requires client interaction, coordination with ESA staff and team members, managing work flow and budgets, and adherence to ESA’s project management policies and procedures.

  • Technical editing and coordinating the preparation and distribution of documents, reports, and studies.

  • Conducting research and providing support on airport planning projects (Airport Master Plans, Airport Layout Plans, and related studies).

  • Participation in client, agency, and public meetings. This requires modest travel and the ability to speak before and interact with agency representatives and the public.

  • Supporting ESA’s project development and marketing initiatives.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and team-oriented. The ability to conduct research, identify solutions, communicate clearly, and work independently is important.

The position is located in Tampa, Florida. At ESA’s discretion, consideration may be made for establishing this or a similar position at another ESA office location.


At a minimum, applicants must have: 1) a Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental-related discipline, urban planning, transportation planning, public policy/administration, or aviation from an accredited institution; 2) ten years of progressively responsible technical experience preparing NEPA documents, which includes three years of progressively responsible task and project management experience; 3) proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project; 4) strong analytical and technical writing skills; and 5) effective communication and presentation skills. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to meetings and conferences.

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