Environmental Planner - Project Manager

Job Purpose

DAVENPORT is seeking to fill an Environmental Planner – Project Manager position in any of our offices in NC or VA. The ideal candidate will have experience in preparing documentation as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Prior experience with environmental planning that includes permitting, inspections, wetland delineations, natural resource surveys, socio-economic impacts, environmental justice, and/or community assessments is preferred. The position requires professional verbal and written communication skills, budget and time management skills, the ability to make informed and professional judgments, and the ability to perform field investigations and prepare technical reports. The position requires strong technical and communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of environmental documentation including categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, and environmental impact statements.

  • Oversee fieldwork such as wetland delineations or biological assessments.

  • Oversee preparation of environmental permit applications.

  • Coordination with clients, project owners, and reviewing agencies.

  • Environmental permitting coordination.

  • Prepare scope & fee proposals for contracts.

  • Manage projects from beginning to completion, including management of budgets, schedule, staffing capacity, and client management.

  • Communicate frequently with multi-disciplinary project managers and provide environmental support on transportation projects.

  • Provide guidance and training for junior team members.

  • Support business development efforts as a technical lead.

  • Maintain client satisfaction/confidentiality.

  • Ensure project activities comply with OSHA Health and Safety regulations and other pertinent requirements.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Engineering, Planning, or related field from an accredited university

  • 5+ years’ experience environmental planning, engineering, and/or environmental science.

  • AICP, PE, PG or equivalent preferred

  • Project Management experience preferred

  • Experience with ArcGIS preferred

  • Team player, ability to train, guide, and work well with colleagues.

Primary Details

The job location for this position can be any of DAVENPORT’s NC or VA offices (Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Wilmington or Asheville, NC; Richmond, VA)

Some travel required, less than 15%. Travel would consist of mostly site visits and meetings.

Additional Details

Reports to:  Environmental Director 

Utilization Goal: 88%

Direct Reports: Environmental Scientist