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Job Ref:  31300
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Boston
21/10/2016 05:12
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

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global engineering design and consulting firm that provides our public and private clients with the excellent technical and advisory services that they need to plan, develop, design, construct, operate and maintain thousands of critical infrastructure projects. Our clients entrust us with the most complex and challenging projects in the world; these projects provide our planners, engineers, and scientists with technical challenges and opportunities for professional growth, development, and leadership.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff's Boston, MA office has an immediate need for a Senior Environmental Planner. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and experienced planner/environmental permitting specialist to play a key role in our integrated planning, environmental, and traffic engineering practice in Boston. Candidates should have a background in National Environmental Policy ACT (NEPA), Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), and other federal, state, and local permitting; experience with transportation projects; an ability to analyze environmental impacts; and an ability to manage projects and/or tasks in a collaborative setting with multiple disciplines.

This position is ideal for a Planner/Scientist with excellent oral and written communication skills who is seeking career growth and challenging work in a multidisciplinary team environment. The candidate who fills this position will have an opportunity to work on planning and environmental permitting for transportation infrastructure-related projects throughout New England.

Principal responsibilities will include:

      • Supporting project and/or environmental task teams on highway, transit, rail transportation, aviation and other projects in New England and elsewhere in the Northeast;
      • Preparing environmental and permitting documents in compliance with applicable governing statutes and implementing regulations;
      • Performing complex analyses and studies;
      • Providing planning and environmental services for public agencies, major educational and medical institutions, and private clients;
      • Providing planning and environmental support for the design of major infrastructure projects;
      • Executing analysis, reviewing work, and supervising staff and subconsultants;
      • Supporting agency involvement, permitting, and public participation activities;
      • Managing large task assignments and small-scale projects, and assisting with project management responsibilities;
      • Participating in new business pursuits, including business development, proposal writing and interview preparation.

Job Requirements
      • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Planning, Environmental or Social Science, Engineering, Science, or a related field is required. A Master's Degree in a suitable discipline is a plus
      • Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental planning, documentation, assessment, permitting, and other related processes
      • Strong knowledge of national, state, and local environmental and planning laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, National Environmental Policy ACT (NEPA), Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), and Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA)
      • General understanding of US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404/10, US Coast Guard Section 9 Bridge and other federal permits as well as state wetlands and water quality permitting
      • Working knowledge of FHWA, FRA, FTA, FAA and state/regional/local agency transportation planning and environmental processes
      • Ability to establish partnerships with internal and external project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations
      • Proven leadership in team building and communication skills in team settings
      • Strong analytical, problem-solving, written and oral communication skills and a constructive, collaborative approach are essential
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential. Mapping and graphical skills are a plus
      • Professional licensure - American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or a Professional Engineer (PE) license - would be beneficial
      • The position requires the flexibility to travel occasionally for project work in support of other offices in the Northeast, with the potential for nationwide work
      • Ability to work in this country immediately required
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