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Environmental Scientist Planner

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
New York, Iowa, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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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 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

Environmental Scientist / Environmental Planner | New York City, NY

VHB's New York City office, named to Crain's New York Business 100 Best Places to Work in New York City, is seeking an Environmental Planner/ Environmental Scientist to join our growing Environmental practice.

The successful candidate will serve as the team leader on projects requiring the preparation of E-designation and environmental mitigation/remediation compliance documents as well as compliance with City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) and State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Duties include assisting with the development and implementation of environmental strategies for development of real estate, institutional and/or governmental projects, project management, business development, and client relationship management. The Environmental Scientist / Environmental Planner will also be responsible for assisting in proposal preparation and mentoring of staff.


Manage and participate in Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, remediation/mitigation plan development, remedial action implementation, and remedial closure reports subject to review and approval by the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation

Manage and participate in the preparation CEQR and SEQRA environmental impact statements, environmental assessment statements and similar environmental review

Assist clients with the administration of CEQR and SEQRA processes

Provide oversight, direction, mentoring and ongoing open communication with staff

Participate in the QA/QC process

Assist and participate in public hearings and public meetings

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

Prepare project proposals and participate in business development activities with key clients

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 practice throughout the region

Demonstrate experience with presenting before reviewing agencies and community boards

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


BS in environmental science, engineering, geology, planning, natural resources, urban planning or related field with a Master's Degree preferred.

7-11 years of professional experience in environmental science, engineering, environmental planning, or related field experience.

Client management and business development experience.

Experience with CEQR and/or SEQRA compliance

Experience working on development projects in the New York City metro area

Experience and demonstrated success in navigating public approvals processes and agency relationships

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.

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