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Planning Intern

  • Job reference: NA-003233
  • Sector: Environment, Transportation
  • Location: Raleigh
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Raleigh, NC Transportation NEPA Group as a Planning Intern.

  • The ideal candidate for this internship will apply their NEPA and state and federal regulatory knowledge towards the assessment of transportation projects, along with preparation of or assistance with the preparation of environmental documents (Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments/FONSIs and Environmental Impact Statements).
  • Under supervision, performs a variety of basic technical tasks to assist project managers, technicians, engineers, architects, planners, surveyors or scientists working in transportation, development, environmental, land surveying or other technical services of the company.


  • Performs basic technical support assignments.
  • Evaluation of impacts from transportation and planning projects on the built, cultural and natural environment.
  • Coordination with design professionals and overall project team to identify opportunities for
  • avoiding and minimizing potential impacts.
  • Perform field investigations of projects including land use and community resources.
  • Gather and analyze data related to indirect and cumulative impacts, environmental justice and community impacts. Assisting with public involvement and outreach activities.
  • Preparing North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) NEPA documentation for transportation projects. Occasional travel associated with field investigations, client meetings and training.


  • High school plus two years of specialized training such as is obtained in vocational or technical school, or completion of an Associate's degree program in a related technical field, or completion of the first two years in a four-year college or university technical program. No experience is required with a related Associate's degree or its equivalent; two years of related experience is required without such formal training.

  • Technical writing skills desired. Math skills to perform simple calculations; willingness to learn.
  • Basic computer skills required to enter data into spreadsheets or databases.

  • Aptitude for maintaining a professional attitude and attention to detail while working alone and within a team environment.
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills with clients and colleague.
  • Strong organizational, task and time management, deductive reasoning, and analytical skills; Proficiency with the MS Office suite of software.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Please  view  Atkins  Equal  Opportunity  Statement  here:

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