• Environmental Planner III

    Job Location US-MN-Golden Valley
    Job ID 0418-18228
    HNTB Job Title
    Environmental Planner III
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Why Choose HNTB?

    For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

    At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

    For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


    The time is right to join HNTB Corporation!  HNTB is currently seeking an Environmental Planner III in our Minneapolis, MN.


    For more than 50 years, the HNTB Minneapolis office has planned, designed, and delivered some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects in the region.  This role offers an opportunity to contribute to some of the most transformational transportation projects throughout the United States.


    Job Summary

    Develop plans and policies to meet with social economic, and physical needs of communities, including land use transportation planning, transit planning, environmental planning, development, public facilities, and parks and recreational facilities. Develops technical solutions and strategies for medium to large sized planning projects to ensure that the client’s technical requirements for all planning aspects of projects are fully met. May serve as a Project Manager on a limited basis for select medium scale projects. Regular task assignee on multiple projects. Responsible for proactively involving other project team members in development of solutions. Oversee the work of less experienced staff.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Prepares technical plans and reports, written reports, scopes of work, fee proposals and responses to RFP’s for medium to large sized planning projects.
    • Coordinates and interfaces with other project team members during the course of a project.
    • Coordinates with clients on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks and to performs quality checks to ensure client requirements are met.
    • Identifies and recommends appropriate technical procedures that should be used on a project.
    • Responsible for significant portions of presentations and public facilitation. Conducts public meetings/hearings/community workshops and interfaces with client groups and community stakeholders.
    • Prepares scopes of work, fee proposals and responds to RFP’s.
    • May review budgets, invoicing and billing.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Experience writing environmental documents (EA's, EIS's, etc.) involving NEPA.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Geology or related field
    5 years of related experience

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - Master’s Degree in Planning or related field
    - 5 years of related experience

    General Work Conditions

    Office Environment:  Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions.  Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

    HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

    The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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