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Transportation NEPA Project Manager

  • Job reference: NA-001539
  • Sector: Environment, Planning, Transportation
  • Location: Denver

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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 Denver, CO team as a Transportation NEPA Project Manager.


Major Function/Role:

Atkins is currently seeking a senior level NEPA Planner/Project Manager to join our busy NEPA Transportation group in our Denver, Colorado office.
The ideal candidate for this position will apply their NEPA expertise and state and federal regulatory knowledge towards the assessment of transportation and other infrastructure projects, along with preparation of environmental documents (Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments/FONSIs and Environmental Impact Statements).
We are looking for a seasoned planner with experience in applying advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional problems.
Work may involve land utilization, urban planning, transportation and environmental projects.


Job Duties:

Carries out standard, complex, or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of planning principles and practices in broad areas of assignments.

Typical duties and responsibilities of this position will include:
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;
  • Public involvement and outreach activities;
  • Preparing NEPA documentation for a variety of projects;
  • Internal and external project management duties commiserate with job complexity.


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:

The appropriately qualified candidate for this position will have the following core competencies and required experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Engineering, or a related field;
  • Prior project management experience;
  • 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 colleagues;
  • Strong organizational, task and time management, deductive reasoning, and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of software.
Excellent candidate for this position will have the following core competencies and required experience:
  • 10-15 years’ experience working with transportation clients; 
  • Working knowledge of air quality modeling, noise modeling, traffic modeling, or GIS; and have previously supervised staff.

Professional Registrations:

AICP Certification or PE license beneficial, but not required.



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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