Environmental Planner

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Environmental Science Associates
Seattle, Washington, US
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Details



Job Location

Seattle Office - Seattle, WA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consultingdeliveringthat matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore-for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences-age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics-that make each of us unique.

Who You Are

You are known for preparing documents that are clear, concise, well-written and supported, and for your ability to present information understandably and speak persuasively about complex topics to colleagues, clients, agency staff, teaming partners, other project stakeholders and the general public.

You are an effective team member and communicator who contributes constructively and cooperatively to solve project or team issues while working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment. You work collaboratively with clients and interdisciplinary teams to deliver your projects on time and within budget and have developed and tracked scope, schedules and budgets.

You hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree with major course work in environmental planning, policy, science, or a related interdisciplinary field and have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience which includes conducting research and preparing environmental compliance evaluations and assessments. Knowledge of Microsoft Project is helpful.

Ideally, you are an environmental planner who has significant experience working on a variety of project types, such as: transportation; utility; airports; seaports; public infrastructure; recreation and parks; general and specific plans; adaptation/resiliency; comprehensive plans; subarea plans; GMA; land use code analysis, environmental permit applications and compliance; sustainability and climate change; and foundational elements of planning especially related to SEPA and NEPA in Washington state. Experience with SEPA checklists and EISs, and their associated technical studies is a plus.

What You Will Do for ESA

As an Environmental Planner, you will serve as project manager, deputy project manager, task manager, permitting lead, and/or contributing author for SEPA and NEPA documents for a variety of infrastructure and planning projects. You will be responsible for coordinating task or project delivery schedules, handling project logistics, disseminating and maintaining related information and resources, assisting with budget tracking and invoicing, meeting with team members to gauge progress toward task completion, serve as the point person for team member or client questions, and deliver project assignments on time and within budget.

You will also consistently demonstrate your solid writing and attentive listening skills. Participate in and/or lead client meetings, and present information understandably and speak persuasively about complex topics to clients, agency staff, teaming partners, other project stakeholders and the general public.

Lead marketing and business development for selected tasks and/or projects of moderate complexity. These efforts will include having the responsibility for preparing scopes of work and budgets for proposals or contract negotiations, providing technical input, and participating in interviews.

Provide mentorship and support for more junior staff, including reviewing their work for accuracy and clarity and providing constructive feedback and career development guidance while working on projects together.

You will thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment and be able to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines, while working on a team or independently. You are committed to treating people respectfully and equitably.

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance, too by providing medical, dental & vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, a performance bonus program, an employee stock ownership program, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays to name a few.

At every stage in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals. We believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs include Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development Bonuses, and attendance at Conferences.

What's Special About Our Community Development Team in Seattle

Our Community Development team includes planners that provide expertise for many municipalities in the Puget Sound and Washington state regions, airports and maritime ports, educational institutions, and private developers. Our work matters because it helps communities shape a positive future for their citizens. We value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

To read about some of the exciting projects we have recently completed check out these links: , , and the .


ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)

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