• Environmental Planning Director

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Job ID 0618-18750
    HNTB Job Title
    Market Leader - Planning
    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.


    Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com.


    The time is right to join HNTB Corporation!  HNTB is currently seeking a Environmental Planning Director in our New York, New York office.

    Job Summary

    Using complex problem solving and strategic thinking, identifies and creates market opportunities that will lead to consistent corporate growth by bringing profitable clients and projects to HNTB. Coordinates with group director and office leaders to identify and define new services that may meet client needs.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Maintains knowledge of key local and national markets.
    • Establishes short and long term market analysis in alignment with office, division and market area and practice area goals and priorities.
    • Directs major market efforts, schedules, preparation of proposals and interviews, assists in the development of marketing materials and provides quality control in concert with marketing resources.
    • Works with group director, office and practice leaders to provide input into office and division business plans.
    • Monitors and manages marketing budgets and leads tracking.
    • Communicates, as necessary, with group director, office, division and market area/practice area leadership to maintain focus on priorities and assume a sophisticated sales approach in all activities.
    • Serves as client service leader for assigned market area or project manager for key clients and larger assignments. Maintains extensive client contacts.
    • Coordinates with group director in the preparation of training programs focused on sophisticated sales approach.
    • Serves as a key resource in respective market area in winning mega projects.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Plan, organize, develope and maintain programs for efficient, productive utilization of staff in providing 4for4 client service and performance.
    - Responsible for all environmental aspects of projects including scope development, contract negotiations, cost control, staff management, quality control and cash management. Actively manages project budget, schedule, project communications and documentation.
    - Works internally with multiple market sector leaders to secure and manage the profitable operation of multiple projects with a focus on mega projects.
    - Attracts and effectively develops experienced staff to maximize potential, enhance strong technical credentials and solid reputation to expand our existing environmental planning capabilities and markets.
    - Plans, directs and implements an aggressive marketing program focused on certain markets in in specific geographic areas for both new and existing clients
    - Develops and enhances client relationships and serve as a primary contact
    - Business development and hands on management of complex and multifaceted projects that followed the NEPA, SEQRA, CEQR and ULRUP process for various agencies. Must demonstrate experience in progressively responsible positions.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, or related field
    12 years related experience
    10 years related experience (with Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Natural Science or related field)

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - 15 years related experience
    - RLA, RA, AICP or CEP certification
    - Extensive business development and project management experience with various governmental agencies (cities, counties, authorities, MPOs, DOT, etc.).
    - AICP, CEP or other similar professional registration desired

    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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