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Lead Environmental Specialist

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
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What We're Looking For
What We're Looking For
We are looking for a technically sound environmental specialist who is ready to be challenged and lead the environmental documentation task. The environmental specialist will primarily work independently while contributing to the overall effort of the design team to deliver quality work, on time, on budget and to the client's satisfaction on every project. We have projects with notable clients such as PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike, SEPTA, Amtrak, and DRPA. We offer a flexible work schedule and the position could be located in our King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, or Allentown offices.
Primary Focus Will Include:
- Experience delivering environmental documentation
- Independently lead environmental tasks for Categorical Exclusion level projects
- Monitor the scope, schedule, budget and coordinate with sub-consultants for the environmental tasks
- Chapter 105 permitting experience including GPs, Individual Permits and Small Project Joint Permit Applications
- Experience in waterway and wetlands permitting
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
- 8 years of experience with NEPA clearance
- Master's degree
- Experience with PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike, SEPTA, Amtrak or land development projects
Essential Responsibilities:
- Prepares environmental documents for transportation projects.
- Coordinates with project team to complete tasks on budget and on schedule.
- Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.
- Provides technical guidance to junior staff.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
What You'll Need
Essential Responsibilities:
- Coordinates with other staff in the collection and analyzing of data obtained at the proposed project site.
- Examines and evaluates present and potential scientific conditions as they relate to the planning, design, and construction of projects.
- Serves as task lead or principal author in the preparation of reports, graphs, and diagrams on scientific aspects relating to specific projects.
- Provides technical support to project managers as situations arise during the construction of project that require scientific assistance.
- Performs on the job review of work being accomplished to ensure the details of construction are in compliance with design criteria and scientific specifications and determines the necessity for additional investigations, studies, or alternate plans or designs.
- Supports the marketing aspects and schedules of new and on-going projects.
- Prepares permits for public and private clients with respect to acquisition and compliance for wetland impacts, bridge construction, threatened/endangered species.
- Assists in organizing, preparation of public meetings.
- Attends various meetings with clients, other engineering firms and staff.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Archeology, Anthropology or related field
- 8 years related experience
- 6 years related experience (with Master's degree in Natural Sciences)
Additional Information
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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About Us
At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don't have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB's spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.
When you join HNTB, you are joining an employee-owned firm founded on the values of integrity, collaboration, personal accountability, respect for others, and the development of all employees. We are committed to the continual improvement of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, provide them a meaningful welcoming environment where they are valued, celebrated and respected. Diversity of thought and unique perspectives drives innovation, engagement and retention, which makes HNTB better and brings value to our clients and our communities.
HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer **.
HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.
Work Authorization
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).
Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.*
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