VHB is seeking a Senior Environmental/Sustainability Planner to join our Watertown, MA office. The successful candiate will assist with the preparation of environmental documents and sustainability plans for a diverse set of clients. VHB provides environmental planning, sustainability, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) services to airports, state departments of transportation, and other entities. With a focus on technical analysis and short and long-term planning, VHB assists these nationwide clients meet their environmental requirements, as well as identifying and achieving their sustainability goals.
VHB provides NEPA services to federal agencies and state departments of transportation to help them successfully define the projects purpose and need, develop and analyze alternatives, analyze environmental impacts, and develop mitigation programs as required. Our NEPA services also include agency coordination, public outreach, and GIS/mapping. VHB is seeking a senior environmental professional with NEPA and state-level equivalent expertise.
VHBs sustainability reports and plans address many topic areas, such as 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. We are looking for applicants that have demonstrated experience developing sustainability programs, with specialized experience in one or more of the above-listed topic areas.
Consistently named among the Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For by CE News magazine, VHB is committed to providing a challenging, dynamic and rewarding work environment. Our staff enjoys opportunities to grow professionally and work on interesting projects. Our dynamic, people-centric organization focuses on our culture of collaboration, personal development, and developing lasting relationships both inside and outside of our firm.
Coordinate with clients and manage other project team members including sub-consultants
Develop project scopes of work, fee estimates, and schedules
Develop sustainability plans, implementation strategies, and reports
Develop NEPA/MEPA project strategies, and lead teams through the environmental review process, including document preparation/production Coordinate with technical sub-consultants
Support business development activities
Collaborate with colleagues throughout VHBs multidisciplinary practice
Facilitate stakeholder meetings, public workshops and public hearings
Conduct and report on relevant environmental and sustainability technical analyses, as well as review analyses performed by others
Provide quality assurance and control
Skills & Abilities
Excellent verbal, analytical, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Self-motivated and team-oriented
Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills
Capable of coordinating and performing multiple tasks
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
Ability to communicate technical information and results verbally and graphically
Ability to problem solve and think creatively
Ability and willingness to travel
Knowledge of airports, transit and rail, local governments, energy efficiency, waste management/recycling, climate adaptation/resiliency planning a plus
Proficiency in economic and statistical analysis a plus
Experience in ArcGIS suite software a plus
BS/BA in planning, environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field (MS/MA a plus)
7+ years of experience in environmental consulting or related field
Experienced with stakeholder facilitation, public presentations, and public hearings
Demonstrated experience with NEPA and state-level equivalent environmental review processes
Demonstrated experience developing sustainability programs
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, were 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. Were proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin