Environmental Planner 1

  • HDR
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Sep 12, 2019
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

HDR is seeking an Environmental Planner to work as a member of our Washington Environmental Sciences & Planning group, in our Seattle office. This position will support permit acquisition and environmental review for a wide variety of projects, including water/wastewater infrastructure, power, transportation, solid waste, and industrial projects.   

The successful candidate will have demonstrated familiarity with the following permit processes:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 and 404 permits; WDFW Hydraulic Project Approvals; WSDOT Utility Franchises, local Shoreline Permits; local Conditional Use Permits or Variances; and local development permits (building, clearing/grading, right-of-way, etc.). Work will be accomplished both independently and in coordination with environmental, regulatory, and other technical staff from local offices and subconsultants. Tasks include:

  • Collecting project-related data, including on-line research and regulatory code reviews
  • Determining and documenting agency permit application filing requirements and participating in the development of permit acquisition plans and schedules on a project-by-project basis
  • Research, develop, and prepare permitting documents such as Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) environmental checklists, project narratives, criteria justification, and application forms
  • Compile and submit permit application packages
  • Coordinate the development and tracking of responses to agency review comments
  • Coordinate with technical staff to prepare plan drawings (including reviewing drawings against jurisdiction requirements), graphics and maps in support of permit applications and reports 


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Environmental Science, or related field. Post-graduate education in a related field is a plus.
  • 0-3 years environmental, land use, and development permitting experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project and Adobe Acrobat Pro is a plus.
  • Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills. Strong planning, organizational, problem solving and research skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; be adaptive to changing priorities and accelerated schedules.
  • A positive attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
  • Local candidates are preferred


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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