Environmental Planner

Location: Bismarck Detroit Lakes Dickinson Fargo
Engineering Services Group: Transportation
Employment Type: Full Time - Salary

Position Description: Apex Engineering Group has an opening for an Environmental Planner / Project Manager position. The location of this position is flexible and can be performed from any of our Apex offices or remotely within 250 miles of our ND Offices. The candidate will be expected to attend in person key business, client, and project related meetings, including personnel meetings if they are a direct supervisor. This person will report directly to the Transportation Sector Leader. This position is considered a strategic hire and will provide an opportunity to build an environmental team by expanding services to public and private clients. Key responsibilities will include being involved with technical work for transportation and water projects requiring NEPA documentation, threatened and endangered species assessments, public agency coordination, permitting, and wetland delineation/mitigation. This position will also require participating in the development of new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals and active collaboration on projects with other project managers.

Qualification Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning, natural resource management, environmental science, biological science, ecology or related field.
  • 5+ years of environmental planning and permitting experience requiring knowledge with NEPA document preparation and environmental permitting.
  • Experience with transportation projects and public agencies located in North Dakota and Minnesota is preferred.
  • Specialized experience authoring Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements is preferred.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Windows/Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must be detail orientated, self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • A valid driver’s license is required or the ability to obtain one.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to operate a computer under normal ergonomic office conditions.
  • Required to lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Required to work in an outdoors environment during construction season.
  • May require prolonged periods of standing and walking to perform some of the typical tasks and duties associated with construction observation or surveying.
  • Must work scheduled hours in the office or onsite for projects.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements described here are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typical Tasks and Duties:
  • Preparing NEPA documentation for projects including Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements and Categorical Exclusions.
  • Participate in business development and marketing activities related to environmental work with existing clients and potential new clients.
  • Prepares technical proposals for project pursuits with other project managers and market leaders.
  • Contributes to project pursuit efforts by participating in interviews for specific projects that have a heavy need for environmental planning.
  • Preparing permits related to the Clean Water Act Sections 10/404 (Corps) and 401 Water Quality Certifications and USFWS Section 7 Consultation.
  • Review field and office wetland delineations and review jurisdictional determinations by agencies.
  • Participates in transportation team, management, and company staff meetings and seminars when appropriate.
  • Assists with the development of budgets for planning work.
  • Responsible for hiring and recruiting other environmental staff as needed and approved by the Sector Leader.
  • Effective communication skills with the public will be required in settings such as public meetings, informational meetings, construction notifications, etc.
  • This position will require the initiative to think independently and make rational judgment calls.
  • Understand and follow company employee handbook and mandated safety policies.
  • Perform responsibilities in a conscientious, legal and ethical manner with a strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Participate in professional organizations and community leadership programs.
  • Travel and out of town stays may be required; may work overtime especially during deadlines for submittals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Sector Market Leader.

 Equal Employment Opportunity

Apex Engineering Group has consistently operated under the principle of equal treatment for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, in regard to public assistance or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. EEO is the Law: English Version or Spanish Version. EEO is the Law Supplement: English Version or Spanish Version.

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