Environmental Planner

Seattle, WA
United States

Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description


s a senior level Environmental Planner you will lead or direct multi-faceted planning projects in collaboration with scientists, engineers, landscape architects and other specialists on larger and more complex municipal and private development projects.


You will demonstrate a clear understanding of project management principles and practices and be responsible for the development of environmental compliance and planning documents in accordance with applicable guidelines and requirements, while delivering assignments within budget and schedule.


Serve as a SEPA specialist, preparing and managing complex environmental analyses and coordinating with key team members, including senior staff, subconsultants, and clients. Familiarity with NEPA is desirable. Produce technical work and written products that are clear, concise, and well‐supported, and, and provide constructive feedback.


You will demonstrate solid writing skills, attentive listening skills, and participate in and/or lead client meetings, present at or provide support at community workshops and public hearings effectively presenting complex technical information clearly and concisely.


You will lead the preparation of proposals for mid‐sized projects and assist with proposals for larger projects, providing technical input, contributing to proposal writing, identifying opportunities, and engaging with proposal/interview teams. These efforts will include having the responsibility for preparing scopes of work and budgets.


You may lead and direct marketing and business development pursuits including developing capture strategies.


You will meet financial targets for projects and contract acquisitions.


Provide mentorship and support for junior staff, including reviewing their work for accuracy and clarity and providing constructive feedback and career development guidance while working on projects together.


You will thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment and be able to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines, while working on a team or independently.

Job Requirements
An experienced Environmental Planner with a minimum of 10 years of experience in leading or directing the development of high-quality community and environmental analyses including SEPA and NEPA documentation and client deliverables for both public agency and private development clients. You have prepared and have comprehensive knowledge of policy planning, land use permitting, and relevant regulatory and environmental regulations and processes in Washington state.

You are an effective team member and communicator who proactively identifies and contributes constructively to address broad project or team issues, providing mentoring and coaching to more junior staff to foster teamwork.

You are a planner who has significant experience working on a variety of project types, such as comprehensive plans, subarea plans, GMA, land use code analysis, municipal permit application experience, and foundational elements of planning. Work with airports and seaports, public infrastructure, recreation and parks, general and specific plans, and adaptation/resiliency is helpful.

You possess excellent oral and presentation skills and have lead and directed marketing and business development pursuits including developing capture strategies, and leading proposals, interviews and presentations.

You hold a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in environmental, urban or transportation planning, geography, public policy, or a related interdisciplinary field.
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