Envinronmental Planner

Yakima, Washington
25 Nov 2016
11 Jan 2017
BI 00018P
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs is seeking an Environmental Planner in our Environmental Science and Planning department who has "journey-level" experience and knowledge in Transportation and/or Environmental Planning for State or Municipal Agencies, and will complete the environmental documentation and obtain the necessary environmental regulatory permits for State transportation projects. Additionally this position will support construction compliance activities for State and local agencies and other client projects by ensuring commitments are included in contract documents, performing scientific monitoring of construction activities and restoration activities, and providing assistance with wildlife monitoring as needed.

Knowledge, Understanding, and Implementation of:

• Demonstrated experience with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations

• Construction Compliance Procedures (Water quality monitoring, etc.)

• Restoration Services (Plant identification and inspection, etc.)

• Wildlife monitoring

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

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

• Federal, state, and local agency regulatory permitting

These individuals will safely perform the following work:

• Obtain environmental permits and complete NEPA/SEPA process for transportation projects.

• Observe construction activities for compliance to ensure environmental permit and NEPA documentation commitments are implemented properly.

• Traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions to perform field work.

• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with engineers and outside resource agencies.

• Legally operate a motorized vehicle and maintain a valid driver's license.

• Perform work on a computer in an office environment.

This position is located in Yakima, WA.

  • BS or MS in natural sciences, geography, geology, planning, biology, chemistry, engineering, or a related degree from an accredited school,
  • A minimum of 1 year of professional transportation and/or compliance experience involving analysis of transportation and environmental issues and problems
  • Experience and knowledge with State or Municipal Agencies
  • Excellent skills in technical writing, verbal communication and computer literacy
  • Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork in adverse weather conditions traversing uneven terrain
  • Ability to manage time effectively and be on time
  • Have a valid driver's license
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with Clean Water Act section 401, 402, 404, and Washington State Hydraulic Code permitting process
  • Experience with data-analysis functions of Esri GIS software
  • Experience using industry standard word processing, spreadsheet, database, and GIS software
  • Ability to manage time effectively and be on time
  • Ability to clearly document field observations
  • Understanding of Practical Solutions
  • Experience with WSDOT transportation projects
  • Working knowledge of state/federal environmental policies and law affecting transportation projects
  • Experience in interagency/interdisciplinary coordination and ability to engage internal and external partners in processes of a transportation project
  • Proficiency with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Proficiency with Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)