Entry Level Environmental Planner

AECOM - Germantown, MD3.7

The emphasis of this position is on environmental impact assessment and NEPA reporting. Responsibilities will be varied to include such tasks as literature review; desktop research and analysis; regulatory review and analysis; report preparation (technical writing and editing, desktop publishing, etc.); stakeholder identification and coordination; and related administrative and project management support. Applicants for this position must demonstrate general knowledge of the natural and man-made environments subject to evaluation in NEPA studies; specialization in one or more such NEPA technical resource areas is a plus. This position requires a positive, resilient, self-starter with an ability to quickly learn on the job, adapt to changing circumstances, and effectively interface with internal and external project team participants. Strong reading, writing, and analytical skills are a prerequisite of employment.

The candidate will work as part of multidisciplinary teams that support the preparation of NEPA and other planning studies and reports. Specific job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Provide research and technical writing to support development of environmental compliance documents

+ Assist to develop, describe, and evaluate alternative options for Federal agency programs, plans, and policies

+ Set parameters for and develop baseline data for natural, cultural, and socioeconomic resources

+ Interpret and apply environmental statutes, regulations and Executive Orders for compliance with relevant local, state, and federal laws

+ Support regulatory consultations with resource management agencies.

+ Assist with client or stakeholder meeting preparation, facilitation, and documentation.

+ Participate as a field crew member to assist with multimedia sampling events, resource surveys, or site assessments.

Minimum Requirements

+ BS/BA or Master’s degree in environmental science, engineering, policy and planning, natural resources, or related field.

+ Minimum of 0-3 years experience.

+ Team player that demonstrates professionalism and accountability.

+ High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting.

+ Exceptionally strong research, writing, verbal, and organization skills.

+ Strong working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point

+ Candidate must be able to travel and willing to participate in field work, as directed.

+ Writing sample and college transcripts required.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Experience or familiarity with environmental consulting.

+ Demonstrated comprehension of NEPA process requirements.

+ Specific experience or knowledge in one or more NEPA technical resource areas.

+ Knowledge of and/or proficiency with spatial data analytical tools.

+ 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER training.

+ First Aid / CPR training.

+ Other professionally relevant training or certification.

+ Excellent and relevant references.

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.