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Environmental Planner

Anchor QEA, Portland, OR

Job - Engineering

Close Date: 08/30/2019

Who Are We?

Anchor QEA is an environmental science and engineering consulting firm that is focused on improving the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 350 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is for a growing company that is our clients’ first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees’ first choice as a company where they want to work. We believe engaged staff lead to great client service and to a financially strong company—in that order. Our work environment fosters personal and professional growth for employees by providing autonomy, a clear vision, and the ability to master their skill set. 

What’s the Opportunity?

Anchor QEA is seeking an Environmental Planner or Environmental Scientist to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams of co-workers, client representatives or agency staff in the implementation of environmental review for projects with land use or natural resource impacts. The successful applicant will also support Anchor QEA with marketing efforts and client development activities.

Qualified candidates for the Environmental Planner/Scientist position will bring between 5 and 10 years of relevant work experience, and may expect to start work developing environmental permits and planning documents for various infrastructure (e.g., transportation, renewable energy, or other linear-type projects), port expansion, water management, or similar types of projects.  Anchor QEA is looking for an Environmental Planner/Scientist with an understanding of regulatory compliance and permitting requirement considerations specific to Oregon or Washington.  

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

-          assist in management of NEPA and SEPA documents, including coordination with and assistance managing internal staff

-          develop application materials for acquiring environmental permits from federal, state, and local regulatory agencies;

-          conduct analysis of environmental impacts and develop mitigation measures for projects with limited supervision;

-          participate in public scoping and public comment processes;

-          interfacing with clients and the public; and

-          participating in limited travel. 

What Are We Looking For? 

Ideal candidates will have experience including but not limited to Federal Transit Administration NEPA compliance, Section 4(f) analyses, Section 106, tribal consultation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 and 404 permits, Endangered Species Act compliance, Oregon Goal 5 compliance; DSL Removal/Fill compliance; Oregon State Joint Permit Applications and Washington State Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Applications, WDFW Hydraulic Project Approvals, NPDES and Section 401 water quality approvals, and the local regulations relevant to CZMA certifications, including any state lands or local land use compliance; performing natural resource surveys (e.g., birds, bats, wildlife, and terrestrial habitats).  Some experience with marketing and preparing proposals for new work is a plus.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities `and work independently are essential. A Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Biology, Ecology, or a closely related field is required, Masters degree and/or AICP preferred. 

What Can You Expect?

A collegial work environment; a competitive salary, bonus program, and excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability); a generous retirement plan match; and vacation/sick leave.

As an equal opportunity employer, Anchor QEA is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Anchor QEA does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

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