• Senior Environmental Planner

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Job ID 0518-18646
    HNTB Job Title
    Senior Environmental Planner
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Environmental Planning
  • 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.



    Senior planner focused on leading environmental planning work in our New York office for transportation based projects throughout NY, NJ and CT. This may involve, bridge, highway and rail transit projects. The successful candidate will locally lead environmental planning projects and tasks, including NEPA, SEQR/CEQR, EO215 compliance, while engaging HNTB’s regional and national environmental practitioners and specialists.


    The position has a strong focus on marketing and business development, leading environmental planning and permitting compliance, informing project teams on regulatory compliance, stakeholder outreach, and leading, drafting and writing technical documents. May serve as a Project Manager for select projects, will oversee the work of less experienced staff. Direct, coordinate and review technical work performed by other team members.


    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.  Directs the technical production of planning assignments and teams. May serve as a Project Manager on a limited basis for select large scale projects. Oversee the work of less experienced staff. Direct, coordinate and review technical work performed by other project team members.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Coordinates with project manager, project designer and other disciplines on multiple large scale and complex planning, environmental planning, urban design or landscape architectural projects to ensure that the client's technical requirements of projects are fully met. Performs quality checks to ensure client requirements are met.
    • Performs various project support tasks where planning involvement is required or requested on major, complex projects. 
    • Prepares scopes of work, fee proposals and responds to RFP’s.
    • Responsible for significant portions of presentations and public facilitation
    • May review invoices, billings and budgets.
    • Assist management with implementation of office-wide technical standards and maintenance of technical resources.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Experience leading state or federal environmental impact statements, and environmental assessments , preferably in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut
    - Excellent writing skills
    - Positive, collaborative attitude
    - Interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment
    - Proactive communication and approach to job assignments

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Planning, Biology, Ecology, Geology or related field
    10 years of related experience
    RLA, RA, PE registration or AICP, CEP certification

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    Master's Degree in Planning or related field
    Leed Accredited professional

    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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