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Our passionate team of 1,300 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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Junior Environmental Planner

Department: MA-Environmental
Location: Watertown, MA

At VHB, we’re committed to hiring and developing the best and brightest environmental professionals. This sets us apart. Our dynamic teams solve complex problems with creativity, quality, and technical excellence. We leverage innovation and technology to advance the growing environmental compliance, restoration, and stewardship fields. We embrace sustainability to balance development in our communities and position future generations to thrive. Join the next generation of leaders at VHB. Grow your career with us.

VHB seeks an Environmental Planner to join our growing Watertown, MA office. We provide environmental planning, sustainability, resiliency, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) services to airports, state departments of transportation, and other entities. 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 project tasks, 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 alternatives, analyze environmental impacts, and develop mitigation programs. Our NEPA services also include agency coordination, public outreach, and GIS/mapping. Candidates should provide information on their NEPA experience and roles on Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.

Our sustainability reports and plans address 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.  

Responsibilities

  • Conduct technical analysis and report writing
  • Prepare NEPA documentation
  • Plan and participate in stakeholder meetings, public workshops, and public hearings     
  • Develop sustainability strategies and plans for organizations to implement
  • Prepare sustainability reports

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-motivated     
  • Highly organized
  • Capable of coordinating and performing multiple tasks
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Ability to travel
  • Knowledge of airports, transportation authorities, local governments, energy efficiency, waste management/recycling, climate adaptation/resiliency planning a plus

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in urban planning, environmental planning, environmental science, or related field
  • Experience in environmental consulting, planning, or related field
  • 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 38 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 mforde@vhb.com.

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