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HNTB Environmental Planner II in Charleston, South Carolina

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

We're seeking an experienced Environmental Planner II to join our growing South Carolina practice in our Charleston office to support transportation infrastructure project development.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the design, collection and implementation of environmental field studies for regulatory compliance as well as experience in transportation NEPA documentation, environmental permitting, report writing, and experience working with or for state and federal regulatory agencies.

What You’ll Do:

  • Analyzes the design plan and identifies deliverables.

  • Compiles and analyzes data associated with multi-disciplines and proposes technical solutions. Collects raw data, organizes, researches, and applies recognized tools of analysis to provide comprehensive review of the data.

  • Prepares graphics, technical reports, fee proposals, and responses to Request for Proposals for planning projects.

  • Assists in the creation and presentation of project presentation materials, concepts, graphics and reports to the client and community groups.

  • May attend project team meeting with some client interaction and project consultants. Responsible for documenting meeting minutes, correspondences, and other forms related to projects within scope.

  • Assists in directing small-scale planning projects and portions of larger projects from concept development through submission drawings.

  • Coordinates with sub-consultants and in-house personnel on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks. Some contact with clients.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering or related field and 2 years of relevant experience, or

  • Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, or related field and 1 year of experience

What You’ll Bring:

  • Collect project-related data, which may include research, conducting surveys for listed species, interviews with government agencies and clients, map reviews, field investigations for wetlands, land use, etc.

  • Assimilate and manage data

  • Prepare constraints mapping

  • Define the level of environmental analysis required

  • Prepare 404/401 permit applications for complex projects with little oversight

  • Coordinate with permitting agencies on the state and federal level

  • Perform complex assignments, making independent decisions on problems and methods

  • Assist in preparation for and participation in public information meetings and hearings

  • Assist public and private clients with permit coordination, acquisition and compliance

  • Position will require client and stakeholder meetings, site visits, field assessments and construction inspections

  • Mentor junior staff in field survey techniques (wetland delineations, stream assessments, etc.) and in technical writing.

What We Prefer:

  • Master's Degree Engineering, Environmental Science or related field

  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or ability to obtain

  • 5 years technical and/or field experience preparing environmental documents

  • Strong understanding of transportation and environmental planning principles and analysis methods

  • Knowledgeable in delivering highway and transit planning projects

  • Experience preparing 404/401 permit applications

  • Experience in using GIS for analysis and presentation

  • Experienced in preparing documents under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills

  • Experience working with transportation providers in the South Carolina and North Carolina markets desirable

  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Additional Information

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-13815