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Our passionate team of 1,400 professionals includes engineers, scientists, planners, and designers. We are invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We work hard. We have fun. We make a difference.

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Senior Environmental/Sustainability Planner

Department: MA-Environmental
Location: Watertown, MA

VHB is seeking a Senior Environmental/Sustainability Planner to join our Watertown, MA office. The successful candiate will assist with the preparation of environmental documents and sustainability plans for a diverse set of clients. VHB provides environmental planning, sustainability, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) services to airports, state departments of transportation, and other entities. With a focus on technical analysis and short and long-term planning, VHB assists these nationwide clients meet their environmental requirements, as well as identifying and achieving their sustainability goals.

VHB provides NEPA services to federal agencies and state departments of transportation to help them successfully define the project’s purpose and need, develop and analyze alternatives, analyze environmental impacts, and develop mitigation programs as required. Our NEPA services also include agency coordination, public outreach, and GIS/mapping. VHB is seeking a senior environmental professional with NEPA and state-level equivalent expertise.

VHB’s sustainability reports and plans address many topic areas, such as air quality/ greenhouse gas emissions, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, water conservation and water quality, natural resource management, land use, solid waste management, community engagement, well-being and health, social responsibility, economic viability, and sustainable planning, design, and construction. We are looking for applicants that have demonstrated experience developing sustainability programs, with specialized experience in one or more of the above-listed topic areas.

Consistently named among the “Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For” by CE News magazine, VHB is committed to providing a challenging, dynamic and rewarding work environment. Our staff enjoys opportunities to grow professionally and work on interesting projects. Our dynamic, people-centric organization focuses on our culture of collaboration, personal development, and developing lasting relationships both inside and outside of our firm.


  • Coordinate with clients and manage other project team members including sub-consultants
  • Develop project scopes of work, fee estimates, and schedules
  • Develop sustainability plans, implementation strategies, and reports
  • Develop NEPA/MEPA project strategies, and lead teams through the environmental review process, including document preparation/production Coordinate with technical sub-consultants
  • Support business development activities
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout VHB’s multidisciplinary practice
  • Facilitate stakeholder meetings, public workshops and public hearings
  • Conduct and report on relevant environmental and sustainability technical analyses, as well as review analyses performed by others
  • Provide quality assurance and control

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, analytical, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills
  • Highly organized
  • Capable of coordinating and performing multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Ability to communicate technical information and results verbally and graphically
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Knowledge of airports, transit and rail, local governments, energy efficiency, waste management/recycling, climate adaptation/resiliency planning a plus
  • Proficiency in economic and statistical analysis a plus
  • Experience in ArcGIS suite software a plus


  • BS/BA in planning, environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field (MS/MA a plus)
  • 7+ years of experience in environmental consulting or related field
  • Experienced with stakeholder facilitation, public presentations, and public hearings
  • Demonstrated experience with NEPA and state-level equivalent environmental review processes
  • Demonstrated experience developing sustainability programs
  • Advanced study or equivalent experience in urban or institutional planning a plus
  • Writing samples and references will be required

Please submit applications online.

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

VHB participates in the E-verify employment authorization program.

VHB also maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are in need of special assistance in applying for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please call our HR contact, Mary Ann Forde at 407-982-4495 or email

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