Arcadis is currently seeking an Environmental Planner to support a large utility infrastructure maintenance project in the Bay Area (San Francisco, CA or Concord, CA). This full-time position will require strict adherence to health and safety procedures, strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a passion for high quality workmanship.
Primary responsibilities include:
Under supervision of senior-level staff, assisting in leading a regionally-focused multi-disciplinary team of scientists (i.e., biologists, cultural resources specialists, etc.), l coordination with land rights specialists, and customer relations and government relations professionals to achieve specifically defined project goals and objectives
Effectively and efficiently managing desktop environmental assessments using GIS and other available methods to address potential permitting requirements.
Conducting field reviews and site visits with other technical specialists, engineers, and construction personnel
A firm understanding of state and federal permit threshold requirements
Ability to understand elementary land rights (easements, process to acquire temporary rights, etc.) information and issues
Excellent organizational, written and verbal communications skills
Team oriented, but ability to work independently and be self-directed given clear goals and objectives
Valid driver's license
Willingness to travel overnight in California from 2 to 4 times per month
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field
0-2 years of experience in the environmental field
Knowledge of California and federal permit requirements
Experience preparing CEQA and NEPA documentation