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WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Environmental Planner Associate Consultant (ID# 45918) in Houston, Texas

Environmental Planner Associate Consultant (ID# 45918) Houston, TX

Category: Environmental Planning

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 2 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Texas Planning and Environmental Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Associate Environmental Planner for our Houston, Texas office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparation of technical reports and studies for environmental analyses related to transportation/NEPA projects

  • Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to produce figures and maps for environmental and transportation planning studies

  • Conduct field delineation of wetlands and Waters of the U.S., for compliance with Section 404 permitting requirements based on relevant USACE District guidance

  • Conduct field studies and agency coordination (USFWS, TPWD) related to protected species habitat assessments and impact evaluation

  • Prepare Biological Evaluations (BE), Tier I Site Assessments, Biological Assessments (BA), and Biological Opinions (BO) for coordination with the USFWS and TPWD

  • Assist with public outreach and agency coordination related to planning and/or NEPA studies

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources Management or Natural Sciences

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience; advanced degrees may substitute for one or more year of experience

  • Working proficiency with GIS mapping, including use of ArcMap

  • Ability to work independently, productively, and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines and stakeholders

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ecological studies for NEPA projects

  • Experience with USACE permitting, including Individual Permits and Pre-Construction Notifications

  • Experience with TxDOT NEPA process and environmental toolkits

  • Applicable TxDOT Precertification’s for Wetland Delineation and Biological Surveys

  • Applicable USFWS/TPWD permits for Texas-specific species surveys

  • Successful completion of wetland delineation course

About WSP USA

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively "WSP USA") is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status

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