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Job Ref:  31161
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Salt Lake City
27/10/2016 05:08
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

Parsons Brinckerhoff's Utah office has an immediate need for a SENIOR SUPERVISING PLANNER to manage the local planning projects. Candidates should have experience in transportation projects, particularly highway and transit; be able to lead the analysis of transportation impacts; prepare studies and documents in compliance with applicable governing statutes; and develop and comply with appropriate permitting and mitigation monitoring processes. Manage scope, schedule and budget and oversee sub-consultants for projects of moderate to large size. Supervise junior and mid-level staff and support their career development. The individual will be actively engaged in business development/marketing activities in the local market.

A solid understanding of transportation planning principles and planning tools will be important. Responsibilities could include analyzing transportation, environmental and socio economic impacts; preparing planning and environmental documents in compliance with applicable governing statutes; providing environmental planning support in the design of major infrastructure projects and supporting public participation and agency involvement activities. The candidate must have excellent research, analytical, problem-solving, writing and communication skills in an office specializing in transportation projects. The position requires the flexibility to travel occasionally for project work in support of other Parsons Brinckerhoff offices.

Job Requirements
      • Candidates should have a minimum of fifteen years progressively responsible experience in planning or research-related activities (or equivalent working knowledge/experience) related to preparation of transportation planning documentation for public projects, and/or active involvement in transportation planning analysis or research
      • Experience managing transportation NEPA and PEL projects preferably with experience dealing with UDOT and Utah FHWA staff
      • Ability to not only lead projects but also assign tasks and work with environmental technical specialists and engineering project members in the development of documents or technical reports
      • Working knowledge of Utah project development requirements and natural resource permitting a plus
      • The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification and/or a PE are also a plus
      • Interest in and ability to successfully lead strategic pursuits of local projects
      • Ability to work well with and establish partnerships with other disciplines (e.g., engineering), project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations
      • Ability to effectively supervise junior and senior staff and support their career development
      • Knowledge of state and national planning and environmental regulations, an understanding of land use planning laws and local agency practices
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Ability to work in this country is required
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