CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2016
COMPANY WEBSITE: www.parsons.com
JOB DESCRIPTION: Sr. Environmental Planner – Transportation Projects
Parsons is actively looking for an experienced environmental planner to develop and manage environmental documents for transportation projects throughout California in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). in this role, you may be required to travel to other Parsons offices and other project locations for short-term job assignments.
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 on specific technical documents (i.e. Noise, Air Quality, Cultural), 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.
May perform any or all of the following types of assignments in the office or at a field site:
Prepares, manages, and coordinates complex CEQA and NEPA environmental documents for transportation projects: MND, EIR, CE, EA and EIS.
Conduct field work activities and studies as it relates to transportation projects and State and Federal environmental requirements
Manages teams of multidisciplinary consultants and technical experts
Prepares supporting environmental technical studies (i.e. Air Quality, Community Impacts, Cultural Resources, Water Quality, and Cumulative Analysis).
Review and edits sections prepared by sub-consultants.
Provide clients and in house staff with guidance on complex State and Federal regulatory topics.
Prepares mapping and exhibits, preferable through ArcGIS or Adobe Illustrator for reports and presentations.
Organizes data and prepares detailed spreadsheets for incorporation into the environmental document.
Conduct environmental impact analyses for various environmental resources.
Prepares and produces reports in accordance with Caltrans Standard Environmental Reference guidelines or through approved agency templates. Prepares environmental analysis sections in accordance with appropriate technical report writing guidelines.
Develops procedures to efficiently meet client and regulatory expectations, maintains a well organized environmental record.
Attend and prepares content for client, agency, and public meetings.
Participates in business development activities including proposal development, client outreach, and preparation for presentations and interviews.
At a minimum, the candidate must possess a 4-year degree in Urban/Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences or related field and 10+ years of related experience in planning or environmental studies, with increasingly progressive responsibilities. Candidate must have prior experience with Caltrans or other transportation agencies. Consulting firm experience is preferred. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred. Experience working on proposal development a plus.
Candidates should indicate if they have experience in a specific human and natural environmental discipline, such as wetlands, water, environmental justice, air quality, etc., in addition to their NEPA/CEQA generalist experience. Transportation planning experience is a plus.
The candidate must have experience with Adobe Illustrator and familiarity with ARCGIS. Proficiency in MS Office is required.
Parsons is proud of our 70+ years in delivering engineering, technical, and construction services to our legacy markets: transportation, water, environmental, oil and gas, industrial, and defense. As markets have evolved, so have we. Parsons is a provider of choice for cybersecurity and alternative project delivery services. We believe talent, passion, and commitment generate success. Parsons employees go the distance for our customers and give back to the communities in which we live and work. We welcome self-starters who have the ability to solve problems elegantly—and who believe in our core values of integrity, safety, quality, innovation, sustainability, and diversity. If this describes you, join us! Parsons delivers a better world.
Parsons is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.