Senior Environmental Planner

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Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Hauppauge, New York, US
Sep 10, 2021
Sep 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

VHB's growing Hauppauge, NY office is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner to join our Environmental practice.

About Us

WE ARE VHB-a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries-serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

We are creative problem-solvers

We work hard, and we give back

We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)

We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!

About the Position

Senior Environmental Planner | Hauppauge, NY

The successful candidate will assist with the management of a team of professionals involved in planning, environmental review, and economic development. Duties include assisting with the development and implementation of strategies for development of real estate, institutional and/or governmental projects, project management, business development, and client relationship management. In addition to leading high-profile environmental/planning projects and assisting in the Director of Environmental Planning in business development efforts, the Senior Environmental Planner will also be responsible for supporting the Director with the management and mentoring of staff and team operations.


Lead entitlement/approval and environmental review strategy for complex projects

Manage and participate in the preparation of environmental impact statements and assessments, planning and zoning studies, wetlands and coastal permits, visual impact analyses and related studies

Review and prepare State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) documentation

Assist clients with the administration of SEQRA and NEPA processes

Assist clients with the preparation of master plans, comprehensive plans, zoning codes and similar documents

Participate in the QA/QC process

Make presentations before municipal boards

Assist the Director with the generation of new business development opportunities

Assist the Director in establishing and tracking project milestones and business goals

Maintain ongoing communication with clients to communicate project status, changes in conditions or other key points of information

Support the Director in providing oversight, direction, management, mentoring and ongoing open communication to staff

Skills & Abilities

Strategic thinker and problem solver

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Team-oriented with strong capability to motivate others

Must be a highly motivated self-starter with interest in growing the environmental planning practice on Long Island and throughout the region

Must demonstrate superior ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates


BS degree in Environmental Science, Planning, or a related field

7+ years of professional consulting experience in environmental planning, economic development, or related field

Working knowledge of SEQRA/NEPA and land use regulations

Demonstrated track record of supporting senior management with the generation of new business development opportunities and preparing winning proposals

Experience in managing staff

Please submit applications online.

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

VHB is proud to be 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 or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.