Environmental Planner

Bellevue, Washington
25 Sep 2016
25 Nov 2016
BI 0000YO
Contract Type
Full Time
The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs is seeking an environmental planner who has intermediate experience and knowledge in environmental permitting and planning processes in accordance with federal, for State, and local regulations. The ideal candidate is able to can support a diverse public and private client base by applying planning techniques, preparing environmental documentation, determining permitting needs and is able to engage interagency partners/stakeholders and the public in these processes.

Knowledge, Understanding, and Implementation of:

• Regulatory compliance at the Federal, State, and local levels in Washington State

• National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and document preparation

• State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) analysis and document preparation

• Aquatic and upland permitting requirements

• Growth Management Act and Comprehensive Planning

This position is located in Bellevue, WA.

Required Qualifications:

• BS or MS in natural resources (e.g., biology, forestry, environmental studies), social science (economics, political science, public policy), or urban and, regional planning

• Experience and knowledge of environmental permitting and planning processes

• Excellent skills in technical writing, verbal communication and computer literacy

• Experience in interagency/interdisciplinary coordination and ability to engage internal and external partners in a planning or permitting process

Desired Qualifications:

• 1-5 years of professional experience

• Proficiency with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

• Proficiency with Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

• Transferrable regional and/or nation-wide environmental documentation, impact assessment, and mitigation development

• Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems

• Understanding of Clean Water Act, Washington State Hydraulic Rules, Shoreline Management Act, and Washington Growth Management Act

• Ability to engage internal and external partners in a planning or permitting process

• Interest in pursuing task and/or project management

• Experience with infrastructure (transportation, utility, water) projects