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Environmental Planner II, Renewables

Los Angeles California United States
Company DescriptionWork with Us. Change the World.At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.Job DescriptionAECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Junior-level Environmental Planning professional to join our Southern California Environmental Planning Group. This is a hybrid role and can be based out of AECOM’s Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego, CA offices. Our EPP team serves numerous federal, state and local government, non-governmental organization, and private industry clients, delivering a variety of resource management, infrastructure, and development-related projects.  In this role you will work with our environmental planning practitioners and technical subject matter experts to prepare environmental documents, with a particular focus on supporting permitting and entitlement work for our growing line of work with renewable energy developers and federal land management agencies.The responsibilities of this role include:Assist clients and AECOM project manager(s) in developing and reviewing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, including Categorical Exemptions, Categorical Exclusions, Initial Studies, Environmental Assessments, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Findings of No Significant Impacts, Environment Impact Reports, and Environment Impact Statements.Coordination with municipal and county governments for renewable energy applications, including entitlement support for discretionary approvals.Support the preparation of environmental documents such as technical reports, permit application packages, and mitigation, monitoring, and reporting plans.Interpret and apply applicable government codes, ordinances, and regulations.Perform occasional field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.Assist clients and project managers with the development of meeting and project materials as necessary (e.g., presentation slides, handouts, agendas, and schedules).Support public meetings and assist in preparing meeting materials and compiling meeting results, including PowerPoint presentations, and other materials.Contribute to marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new clients and projects.Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Adobe Portable Document Format application programs. Assist clients and project managers in maintaining project records (e.g., electronic filing, basic database management).Attend occasional evening and/or weekend meetings based on project needs.About AECOM’s Environment Business Line Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it.  We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative. AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles. AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.QualificationsMinimum Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, environmental science, or related field.2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/ or education related to environmental planning, conservation planning, and/or natural resources planning.A valid U.S. Driver's license is required for this role.Preferred Qualifications: 4+ years of relevant experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.Renewable energy (e.g., solar, wind, energy storage) and/or electric transmission experience with private sector developers and/or public agencies.Experience with California planning and resource agencies, and with processing project applications for land use entitlements.Familiarity with California planning laws and federal regulatory and compliance guidelines.Familiarity with issues related to environmental planning, conservation planning, and/or natural resources planning.Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Adobe Portable Document Format application programs.Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents.Ability to work independently and as a part of a team, identifying what needs to be accomplished and regularly completing tasks.Knowledge of Google Earth and/or GIS.Additional InformationDue to the nature of this role, U.S Citizenship is required.Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $85,000.00.AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.​About AECOMAECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM. Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.