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Senior Environmental Planner

Anchorage Alaska 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 Senior Environmental Planning professional to join our Environmental Planning and Permitting (EPP) team in Anchorage, AK. You will work with a diverse team of technical leaders across a broad range of practice areas delivering environmental planning, facility siting, impact assessment, permitting, and mitigation planning services to our key clients. 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. The role would include managing projects or tasks to: (1) develop siting and routing studies for linear facilities; (2) prepare federal and state permitting documentation (including Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements); (3) lead Subject Matter Expert teams developing technical studies; (4) conduct topic-specific analysis, as appropriate. The role also would include supporting business development activities, such as proposal writing efforts. May serve as a project manager, deputy project manager, task manager, or technical specialist depending on the project assignment. Assignments include interacting with agencies and public.Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:Providing environmental planning and permitting oversight, authority, and accountability for projects.Serving as a Deputy Project Manager or Project Manager on different size projects, including financial management and reporting, subconsultant oversight, and technical staff management.Overseeing multiple projects simultaneously within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensuring quality standards on project deliverables.Responding to a variety of ongoing requests to support projects under our existing contracts, including refining task needs, scoping and costing tasks, and identifying and assigning staff.Engaging in business development activities and pursuits. Prepare effective technical proposals and take an active role in the development of new business with new and existing clients. Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business.Providing leadership in mentoring personnel, including reviewing their work for accuracy and clarity and providing constructive feedback on project tasks.Participating in professional associations/events relevant to the industry.*This position requires excellent written and spoken communication skills, organizational and time management skills, and flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with members of the project team, clients (in-person and virtually), and have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a project team.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.6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education in NEPA document preparation and related technical studies or hazard mitigation plan document preparation.Preferred Qualifications:Master's in environmental studies, sciences, or related field.10+ years of experience in environmental planning, including facility siting, permitting, community engagement, and impact assessment (analytical/technical writing) for NEPA or similar requirements.Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high level of competence and experience in working with teams, clients, and subcontractors.Exceptional detail orientation and attention to quality.Experience managing environmental compliance projects or programs, requiring coordination of interdisciplinary teams, management of budget(s), and meeting schedule(s).Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to effectively manage tasks and interact with teams of staff, subconsultants, and clients.Additional InformationSponsorship is not available for this role.Offered rate of compensation (Alaska locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $129,000. 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.