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Environmental Scientist/Planner

Jacobs Houston, TX
  • Posted: June 23, 2019
  • Full-Time

Environmental Scientist/Planner
The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector\. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world\-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities\. We provide our clients award\-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design\-build project delivery\. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs\.
We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News\-Record \(ENR\) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies\.
Position Summary:

  • Oversees and prepares reports and regulatory permits and approvals in compliance with various environmental laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act \(NEPA\), Clean Water Act, Section 4\(f\), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, etc\.
  • Prepares and supports the development of complex EISs, EAs, and other environmental compliance documents in the project planning stages\. Works as a part of a diverse team of scientists, planners, engineers, and community involvement specialists in the preparation of technical studies and public and agency involvement communications in preparing complex EISs, EAs, and other environmental compliance documents; will provide technical guidance to less experienced personnel\.
  • Must have exceptional writing and verbal skills and able to work in a collaborative team approach internally and externally\.
  • Must be able to initiate and maintain positive regular client contact and interact with public regulatory agencies\.
  • Collects and analyzes environmental, social and economic data to be used in developing alternatives to study under the NEPA and related federal and state environmental disclosure laws
  • Assists with processes of scoping, developing purpose and need, developing and analyzing alternatives, and preparing documents in compliance with NEPA\.
  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of permit applications
  • Assists with setting up and conducting public and agency involvement programs
  • BS or MS in planning, geology, geography, natural resources or related environmental science or program\.
  • 5 years of experience of experience working with and/or for Public Agencies in completing NEPA Planning studies for transportation projects, Energy projects, transmission conveyance projects, or any other infrastructure/land use type projects; regulatory permitting activities; and experience working with one or more of the following agencies FHWA, FRA, FTA, FERC, BLM, USFS, USACE, and DOD, and appropriate State agencies such as State DOT's and regulatory agencies\.
  • Good communication and writing skills are required\.
  • Experience as a department and/or group manager a plus; experience working on a wide range of diverse projects; support business development activities with key clients; are all a plus\.
  • Must be able to assist in preparing market assessments, strategic plans for discipline growth, assist in key hires, prepare scopes of work, conduct quality control reviews, and participate in lead roles in business development including proposal preparation and interviews\.
At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges\. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive\. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs\.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer\. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law\. Jacobs is a background screening, drug\-free workplace\.
Primary Location United States\-Texas\-Houston
Req ID: BI 0006M8



Houston, TX
77007 USA

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