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Senior NEPA Planner

  • Job reference: NA-001548
  • Sector: Environment, Planning, Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Atlanta, GA team as a Senior Planner.

Major Function/Role:

  • Atkins is currently seeking a senior level NEPA Planner to join our rapidly expanding NEPA Transportation group in Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • The ideal candidate for this position will apply their NEPA and state and federal regulatory knowledge to manage the NEPA process, documentation, and project team for various types of transportation projects. 
  • The candidate will prepare all levels of NEPA documents, manage schedules, and provide quality assurance/quality control of NEPA documents prepared by junior staff.  
  • This position would be located in Atkins Atlanta office.

Job Duties:
  • Manage, monitor and update project schedules;
  • Manage technical tasks for compliance with baseline schedules;
  • Preparation of NEPA documents;
  • Lead and coordinate PIOH and PHOH meetings and other public involvement activities;
  • Evaluate impacts from transportation projects on the built, cultural and natural environment;
  • Coordinate with design professionals and overall project team to identify fatal flaws, schedule delays, opportunities for schedule acceleration or recovery, and opportunities to avoid or minimize impacts;
  • Gather and analyze data related to indirect and cumulative impacts, environmental justice and community impacts.

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning or related field. Master's or graduate level technical coursework preferred.
  • This level may be achieved by Planners with seven years’ experience since Bachelor's or six years since Master's.
  • Typical incumbent has 8-10 years' experience.

Special Skills:
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of NEPA, including coordination of supporting technical studies and schedule management;
  • Aptitude for maintaining a professional attitude and attention to detail while working alone, within a team environment, and/or on multiple projects, simultaneously;
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills with clients and colleagues;
  • Strong organizational, task and time management, deductive reasoning, and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of software.
  • Similar environmental consultation experience related to GDOT and/or other linear projects (including projects with federal and state funding) preferred. 

Professional Registrations:
  • AICP certification is not required but a plus

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.

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