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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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Environmental Planner

Department: MA-Environmental
Location: Watertown, MA

At VHB, we’re committed to hiring and developing the best and brightest environmental professionals. This commitment sets us apart. Our passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

VHB is seeking an Environmental Planner to join our growing Watertown, MA office. We provide environmental planning, sustainability, resiliency, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) services to airports, federal and state departments of transportation, and others. With a focus on strategic planning, policy development, compliance, and supporting technical analysis, VHB helps nation-wide clients meet regulatory requirements and identify and achieve their sustainability goals. Candidates for this position should demonstrate their ability to accomplish multiple tasks concurrently, work with teams, and provide excellent client service with innovative and strategic solutions.

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. Candidates should provide information on their MEPA and NEPA experience, including the preparation of documentation such as Environmental Impact Reports (MEPA), and Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements (NEPA).

Our environmental- and sustainability-focused reports and plans address topics that include, but are not limited to, 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, health and well-being, social responsibility, and economic viability. Our work also emphasizes sustainable planning, design, and construction.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in MEPA/NEPA and similar environmental review processes and prepare required environmental documentation
  • Develop sustainability plans, implementation strategies, and reports
  • Conduct and report on relevant environmental and sustainability technical analyses, as well as review analyses performed by others
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout VHB’s multidisciplinary practice
  • Represent VHB with clientsPlan and participate in stakeholder meetings, public workshops, and public hearings
  • Provide quality assurance and control
  • Manage tasks on projects, including management of task-level scope, schedule, and budget

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, analytical, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team-oriented
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Ability to communicate technical information and results verbally and graphically
  • Capable of coordinating and performing multiple tasks
  • Research, data management, and analytical skills
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Ability to travel

Qualifications

  • B.S./B.A. in urban planning, environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field. M.S./M.A. degree a plus.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in environmental consulting, planning, or related field
  • Experience with NEPA process and/or equivalent state processes
  • Experience with stakeholder facilitation, public presentations, and public hearings
  • Knowledge of sustainability principles and best practices
  • Knowledge of airports and transit and rail a plus
  • Proficiency in economic and/or statistical analysis a plus
  • Experience in ArcGIS suite software a plus
  • Experience with InDesign 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.

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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 mforde@vhb.com.

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