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HNTB Environmental Planner in Indianapolis, Indiana

What We're Looking For

Come join HNTB’s team of environmental experts conducting environmental analysis on federal, state, and local projects. We are looking for someone who will assist our staff with preparing all levels of environmental documentation (including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements), and permit applications in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and federal, state, and local environmental regulations and requirements. The candidate may serve as a Project Manager on a limited basis for select medium scale projects and will be responsible for proactively involving other project team members in development of solutions. The position will oversee the work of less experienced staff.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Researching and writing all or sections of environmental documents, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements.

  • Preparing permit applications, such as Section 404/401, Construction in a Floodway, and Rule 5.

  • Conducting waters investigations, including wetland delineations, and preparing Waters of the U.S./State Reports.

  • Assisting Senior Noise Analysts with conducting noise surveys and preparing noise analysis.

  • Coordinating with clients, agencies, and other stakeholders with respect to potential environmental impacts of proposed projects.

  • Managing smaller scale projects and select medium scale projects.

  • Oversees and mentors less experienced staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology or related field

  • Minimum 4 Years of Experience

  • Experience completing NEPA documentation

  • Experience preparing environmental permits, including Section 404/401 permits and Construction in a Floodway Permits.

  • TNM 2.5 Noise Modeling experience preferred.

  • Experience conducting wetland delineations preferred.

  • IND

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

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

  • Coordinates and interfaces with other project team members during the course of a project.

  • Coordinates with clients on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks and to perform quality checks to ensure client requirements are met.

  • Responsible for significant portions of presentations and public facilitation. Conducts public meetings/hearings/community workshops and interfaces with client groups and community stakeholders.

  • May review budgets, invoicing, and billing.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, or related field and 4 years of relevant experience

  • Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, or related field and 3 years of relevant experience


  • Knows how to use Microsoft Project and client-specific programs without guidance from others.

  • Understands policies and procedures of the client processes (i.e., regulations, concept of final design, environmental procedure manual).

  • Functions as the Task Lead for simple projects with the ability to contribute to writing scopes and budgets with Project Manager oversight.

  • Gains an advanced understanding of environmental laws (i.e., NEPA, local, state and federal) and ensures legal compliance.

  • Applies knowledge to more complex documents, provides recommendations to clients, and ensures permits are completed, with oversight from more experienced staff.

  • Contributes to scope of work, budget, and schedule as part of task expansion or new proposals with guidance from more experienced staff.

  • Prepares environmental review documents for moderately complex transportation projects.

  • Functions as the Task Lead for environmental documents with oversight from more experienced staff.

  • Displays action orientation by taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Communicates effectively by developing and delivering communications that demonstrate a clear understanding of the project needs to the client and Project Manager.

  • Drives results by consistently achieving objectives, even under tough circumstances.

  • Demonstrates self-awareness by using a combination of feedback and reflection to build upon personal growth.

  • Anticipates and adopts innovations for completing complex assignments.

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-08148