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Power Engineers Entry-Level Environmental Planner in Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Entry-Level Environmental Planner

Location:Ft Lauderdale


Department:Central Env Svc PM Dept


Entry-Level Environmental Planner

POWER Engineers Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment, and corrective action services to clients worldwide.

We are growing our Fort Lauderdale office and seeking a highly motivated, Entry-Level Environmental Planner for full-time employment to support our Environmental Project Management/Planning Department. This position will report to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida office with the ability of a hybrid schedule of work from home and office.

The selected candidate would assist the Environmental Team with coordination, permitting and siting, and routing of electrical infrastructure and renewable energy projects in eastern and southeastern U.S.

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

  • Function as a member of multi-disciplinary project teams

  • Perform specific, assigned tasks and receive direct supervision from project technical leads and/or project managers and coordinators

  • Assist with energy infrastructure siting and routing studies

  • Assist with multiple projects at various stages, disciplines, and locations

  • Assist in preparation and technical writing of environmental planning and analysis documents

  • Assist in the preparation of Clean Water Act Permits, Section 401 and 404, or other permit applications

  • Assist with local zoning or permit applications

  • Research local, state, and federal permitting requirements

  • Assist senior staff in field reviews and investigations to determine suitable project site locations

  • Attend and participate in open house and public meeting environments

  • Interface with internal Project Managers, staff, clients, and sub-contractors

  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Required Education/Experience

  • This position requires a BS degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or related degree

  • Zero to three (0-3) years of experience

  • Knowledge and interest in federal, state, and local environmental policy and regulation

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team and collaborative environment

  • Ability to travel, up to 30% of the time

  • Computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs (MS Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Self-starter willing to tackle a variety of tasks simultaneously

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    Desired Education/Experience

  • MS in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or related degree

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: electric transmission lines, substations, fiber optic lines, renewable power generation facilities, and/or natural gas pipelines

  • Experience in proposal writing and presentations is a plus

  • Knowledge and experience with Arc GIS is a plus

    At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

    You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

    Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefits package: Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

    POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!


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