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Environmental Planner III - Transportation

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 an Environmental Planning professional focused on transportation to join our Environmental Planning and Permitting (EPP) team in Southern California. This is a hybrid role and can be based out of AECOM’s Los Angeles, San Diego or Orange, CA offices. You will work with a diverse team of technical leaders across a broad range of practice areas delivering environmental planning, impact assessment, permitting and compliance services to our key transportation clients. In this role you will lead transportation planning projects, State highway facilities planning and development, and possibly Rapid transit, bike and other low-carbon transportation project planning and permitting. Roadway transportation project work will include interaction with senior project managers and task leaders, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) staff, as well as representatives from cities, counties, and local, regional, state, and federal agencies. In this role you may serve as a project manager, deputy project manager, task manager, or senior technical specialist, depending on the project assignment. Job Responsibilities include, but not limited to:Provide California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) expertise and permitting oversight, authority, and accountability for projects.Provide environmental support to a variety of Caltrans projects, or possibly other partner transportation agencies such as LA Metro, SANDAG, etc.  Serve as a Project Manager on different size projects, including financial management and reporting, subconsultant oversight, and technical staff management.Respond to a variety of ongoing requests to support Caltrans projects, including refining task needs, scoping and costing tasks, and identifying and assigning technical staff.Oversee multiple projects simultaneously within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards are met on all project deliverables.Provide leadership in mentoring personnel, including reviewing their work for accuracy and clarity and providing constructive feedback.Provide subconsultant and technical staff management.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 environmental planning or related field.4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education in successfully coordinating and managing CEQA/NEPA document preparation and technical studies for rail or roadway projects.Valid Driver's license required for this role.Preferred Qualifications:6+ years of experience in successfully coordinating and managing CEQA/NEPA document preparation, technical studies, and business development for Caltrans projects.Experience working on or understanding of regulatory and permitting requirements for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and/or Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) projects.Ability to write a range of CEQA and NEPA documents and supporting technical documentation for Caltrans projects.Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to effectively manage projects and interact with teams of staff, subconsultants, and clients.Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Adobe Portable Document Format application programs.Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high level of competence and experience in working with teams, clients, subcontractors, and regulatory personnel.Exceptional detail orientation and attention to quality.Experience in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects.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 $85,000 - $105,000.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.​ #LI-EM1About 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.