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Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist

Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP
Austin, Texas, US
Closing date
Jul 10, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob Description
At Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP, we are "People Focused and Project Driven". We have been in business for more than 105 years and we are known for our quality work and quality employees. This is your chance to join our team - help us to design the infrastructure that improve our world!

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist with a strong technical background to join our growing team in Texas. Candidates must have excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills and have the ability to be highly responsive to clients. Candidates shall also have experience with client growth and staff development.


The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Texas office as a member of the leadership team. The candidate will help grow our team of environmental professionals, providing oversight, mentorship, and staff management. As the Senior Environmental Project Scientist / Planner lead, will work collaboratively across disciplines to identify and support client growth, project pursuits, and lead environmental efforts for all projects, from planning through construction. In addition, working on a variety of infrastructure projects the selected candidate shall have a broad understanding of Texas and federal environmental laws and regulations, which include but are not limited to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Clean Water Act (CWA).


The successful applicant must possess the following:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biology, Geology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field
  • 20+ years of experience, desired in environmental compliance discipline, will consider less years' experience for significant relevant experience including:
    • Environmental documentation preparation (all levels), traffic noise modeling, wetland delineations, permitting process, threatened and endangered species, or related environmental compliance
  • Business Development and experience communicating and coordinating with clients
  • Experience mentoring, training, and managing staff
  • Ability to develop and manage scope, manhour and fee estimate, schedules
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally/written at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with work shared across multiple offices
  • Ability to manage and lead multiple projects, assignments, and teams
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work cooperatively as a team leader and team player
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Willingness to continue to learn and grow technically and professionally within the company
  • Openness to utilizing and developing new technologies and approaches for performing work
  • Familiarization with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Environmental Management System


WRA recognizes that employees play an important role in its success. Our commitment to full-time employees is reflected in the comprehensive benefits package we offer:
  • Flexible work schedule options
  • Competitive salary
  • Leave accrual and paid holidays
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Group Life Insurance, as well as additional optional life Insurance, short and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursement
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental and maternity leave benefits

WRA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future. WRA will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work visa status for this opportunity. (no sponsorship is available for H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-3, H-1B1, F-1, J-1, OPT, CPT or any other employment-based visa)

Position # 2037

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