AECOM NEPA Planner in Fort Collins, Colorado
United States of America - Colorado, Denver
The Environment Business Line of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Environmental Biologist for immediate employment in the Denver, CO office (positions also open in Minneapolis and Chicago).
We are looking for someone with 5+ years of experience to assist with environmental planning and natural resource investigations and permitting for projects related to: natural gas development and transmission, land development, power generation and transmission, mining/quarrying, transportation, and water resource management.
The candidate will join an excellent team with outstanding career growth potential. We are seeking a dynamic individual, capable of conducting field surveys; someone who works well with other staff and is comfortable working in small or large groups; and someone that can deliver high-quality technical documentation and reports. A successful candidate will utilize these skills to prepare technical reports and interact with a variety of staff, project managers, clients and regulatory agency staff.
Responsibilities and duties include but aren't limited to the following:
Analyze environmental impacts from project activities and develop written descriptions of impacts for environmental documents, with specific focus on natural resources and/or land use, visual resources, and recreation
Support environmental planning practice on proposals by researching requirements and assessing efforts required for permitting
Coordinate efforts of planning staff and technical subject matter experts, editing, GIS to adhere to scope, schedule, and budget on preparation of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements in compliance with NEPA and/or other regulatory requirements, CWA 404, ESA Section 7, NHPA Section 106
Coordinate public meetings and other public outreach and engagement tasks, including travel logistics, project newsletters, notices, public announcements, and related materials
Prepare and/or review technical sections of environmental impact analyses for land use planning, natural resource development, and infrastructure projects (including mining, oil & gas, pipeline, power, water, transportation)
Contribute to business development activities, including client relations and proposal development for new project work
Collecting and analyzing biological data to determine natural resource impact.
Writing technical documents and permit applications.
May specialize in research centering on particular plants and animals and/or the ecology of these organisms.
Will specialize in wetland delineation, reporting, and permitting
Will be responsible for leading field crews and wetland/watercourse investigations and similar type task management.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.
Works under general supervision
Manages complex planning studies, development applications and reviews.
Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, rezoning, annexations, site plans and plats.
Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social and economic issues.
Provides professional planning assistance to member communities on varied land use and transportation projects.
Develops plans, studies and analyses on regional basis.
Works in regional program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others.
Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.
Conducts meetings and presents reports and other findings to staff with advisory boards and elected officials.
At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”
Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”
VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients
Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.
- BA/BS in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Biological Sciences, or related field + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
5+ years' experience successfully supporting environmental impact analysis documents and associated technical studies
Experience preparing environmental documents
Understanding of the environmental regulatory framework for US Rockies region, including applicable state and federal laws
Strong research and analytical abilities
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight or preparation of technical reports
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Planning
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 247592BR
Additional Locations US - Fort Collins, CO - 1601 Prospect Pkwy
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.