Senior Environmental Planner


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Urban Planning August 31, 2018 HDR Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Primary Responsibilities
The primary duties of the Senior Environmental Planner are to plan and direct large, complex transportation (transit and highway), private land, maritime and infrastructure improvement projects. This will include preparation, planning, and analysis/review of technical studies, CEQA and NEPA documents, permit applications,, and similar reports/documents. Oversee all aspects of projects including client contact, budget control, invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, public interest facilitation, technical approach, and subcontractor involvement. Perform final review of all documents, reports, presentation, technical memorandums, and other work products with a focus on transportation-related projects (transit and highway) and technical adequacy.  Requires extensive public participation, agency coordination, planning, and programming experience.  This position will also support transportation marketing efforts.
Keywords: CEQA, NEPA, Environmental, Environmental Planning




Required Qualifications
BS/MS degree in Environmental Sciences, City Planning (or related field).
7+ years technical and/or field experience in complex environmental planning projects. Proficiency with MS Office Suite. Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills. Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving and research abilities. An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
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