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Environmental Planner

Power Engineers

Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Remote
Posted on: July 5, 2024
Environmental Planner
POWER Engineers, Inc. is actively seeking a highly motivated Mid- to Senior-Level Environmental Planner to assist the Environmental Project Management Team on electrical infrastructure siting/routing, planning, and environmental permitting projects in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. This full-time opportunity will be based in our Richmond, VA office or remotely from Washington DC, or Roanoke, VA. Employees may travel to a POWER office for periodic meetings.
Roles And Responsibilities
• Conduct and lead siting/routing studies
• Assist with public outreach tasks, including review and preparing news releases and fact sheets, as part of the siting/routing process
• Prepare and review technical writing of environmental planning and analysis documents
• Prepare and assist with local zoning or permit applications
• Assist senior staff with project controls, team coordination, budget, and forecasting
• Prepare proposals and cost estimates for business development efforts
• Lead internal and external staff and project coordination meetings
• Prepare and review project schedules and milestones
• Interface with internal and external project managers/staff, clients, and sub-contractors
• Research local, state, and federal permitting requirements
• Manage multiple projects at various stages, disciplines, and locations
• Performs other duties as assigned
This position can require extended hours to accomplish assigned tasks to meet requirements and schedules. Applicants must have the ability to attend and participate in open house and public meeting environments and willingness to travel up to 30% for site visits and client meetings.
Required Education/Experience
• BS degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Landscape Architect, or related degree
• Five to ten (5-10) years of experience
• Experience in linear infrastructure planning. Siting and routing linear infrastructure, including transmission lines and gas pipelines
• Knowledge and interest in federal, state, and local environmental policy and regulation
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team and collaborative environment, both internally and with clients
• Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Self-starter willing to tackle a variety of tasks simultaneously
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to lead a team and provide guidance to junior or entry level staff
• Experience in proposal writing and presentations
• Strong writing skills
Preferred Education/Experience
• Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS, and Adobe Creative Suite computer applications
• MS in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or related degree
At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.
You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives with the opportunityto make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.
Since We’re Employee-owned, We Get To Make POWER a Great Place To Work. That Includes Providing Competitive Compensation, Professional Development And a Full Benefit Package
• Medical/Dental/Vision
• Paid Holidays
• Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
• Voluntary Life Insurance
• 401K
• Telehealth Benefit covers all providers
• Maternity and Paternity Leave
• New Dads and Moms Benefit program
• Fertility Benefits
• Gender -Affirming Care
POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!
POWER is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Engineering Services
Consulting and Engineering