AECOM Environmental Planner - Transit / Transportation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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AECOM Transportation is seeking an Environmental Planner to be based out of either our Conshohocken, PA or Philadelphia, PA office.
This position will support the planning team within our transportation business line. The candidate will work under the direction of transportation, environmental planning, and urban planning staff to provide environmental support for transportation projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated team player, have excellent technical writing and interpersonal communication skills, and be highly client-focused. The candidate must have a positive attitude and a passion for learning and developing their skills as an environmental planner.
This job will involve, under the general direction of the Task or Project Lead:
Support of environmental planning studies and reports
Preparation of NEPA documents, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments and possibly Environmental Impact Statements
Field evaluations and assessments, such as wetland delineations, resource assessments, and threatened and endangered species screening
Preparation of technical reports
Preparation of waterway permit packages (federal and state encroachments, coast guard, aids to navigation, etc.)
Public involvement activities including preparation of meeting materials, attendance at meetings, and responding to comments
General technical writing
Provide mentorship, and support to emerging planners
BS Degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Ecology or similar + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Experience in the transit or transportation-related environmental planning and permitting field in Pennsylvania, Delaware and/or New Jersey
Experience with the preparation of NEPA environmental documents and developing regulatory permit applications and assessing impacts to jurisdictional resources
Experience with wetland delineations using the USACE Regional Supplements and biological field surveys
Valid Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices. As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review
Environmental Planner/Scientist with 7 years of experience in the planning and environmental permitting field in Pennsylvania, Delaware and/or New Jersey
Transit or transportation experience, especially PennDOT, DelDOT, NJDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, and/or Amtrak and familiarity with agency processes
Familiarity with state and federal environmental regulations, specifically the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act/Section 2002 of Pennsylvania Act 120; Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act; 25 PA Code Chapters 102, 105, and 106; Sections 9 and 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and Endangered Species Act
Experience with the preparation of NEPA environmental documents, including CE’s EA’s and EIS’s for FRA, FTA and/or FHWA.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Working knowledge of ArcGIS
Technical writing ability and client facing interactions experience
All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (PA locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $95,000.
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You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: Transportation
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Planning
Work Location Model: Hybrid