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Power Engineers Entry-Level Environmental Planner in Richmond, Virginia

Entry-Level Environmental Planner



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. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specialize in the areas of air, water, waste, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45 offices located across the country and internationally.

We are seeking a highly motivated, Entry-Level Environmental Planner for full-time employment in our growing Richmond, Virginia office in support of our Environmental Project Management Department. The selected candidate would join a team of more than 230 environmental professionals across the U.S. This position would assist the Environmental Project Management Team on siting and routing of electrical infrastructure and renewable energy projects, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic.

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

• Assist senior staff in energy infrastructure siting and routing studies

• 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

• Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

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

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Desired Education/Experience

• 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 Work. Have Fun. Make Money.

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 benefit 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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