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HNTB Waterway Permitting Specialist - Environmental Planner IV in Indianapolis, Indiana

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 are looking for a waterway permitting specialist to prepare and manage Waters of the U.S. reports and permit applications for large infrastructure projects, including Section 404/401, IDNR Construction in a Floodway, and IDEM Construction Stormwater General Permits. The team member will also assist our staff with preparing all levels of environmental documentation (including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and federal, state, and local environmental regulations and requirements. This position collaborates and communicates with clients, resource agencies, and the community, may function as task lead, and provides technical guidance and mentorship to earlier career staff.

What You’ll Do:

  • Analyzes and reviews the design plan and identifies deliverables.

  • Leads planning processes and technical solutions that best meet the project needs.

  • Leads tasks under general direction related to compiling and analyzing 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.

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

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

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

  • Assists in directing teams for tasks for projects.

  • Mentors and provides direction on the work of less experienced staff.

  • Assists in the preparation of scopes of work, fee proposals, and responses to RFP’s for projects.

  • Develops and maintains client meetings and interactions.

  • 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 6 years of relevant experience, or

  • Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, or related field and 5 years of relevant experience

What You’ll Bring:

  • Preparing permit applications, such as Section 404/401, IDNR Construction in a Floodway, and IDEM Construction Stormwater General Permits.

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

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

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

  • Operates Microsoft Project and client-specific programs with proficiency and remains current on updates.

  • Develops 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 the client, and ensures permits are completed. Oversees and reviews the work of less experienced staff.

What We Prefer:

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

  • Significant waterway permitting experience

  • Understanding of NEPA and associated requirements

Additional Information

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Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY









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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-15560