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(Posted 9/24/19) 

Job Title: NEPA Manager/Environmental Planner

Location(s): San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Plano, TX

Overview:

This position will be responsible for preparing a variety of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (environmental reports and assessments; categorical exclusions) assist with biological assessments and preparation of Section 401 and 404 permits as well as other permits for the private and public projects. This position does require some fieldwork as appropriate.

Responsibilities:

•Conduct literature research for environmental constraints of proposed projects
•Conduct socioeconomic and land use analysis for varied projects
•Complete Indirect and Cumulative Impact Analyses
•Produce map products and analysis as needed to support GIS exhibits for reports
•Prepare environmental documentation, including NEPA documentation (CE, EA, and EIS) for FHWA and FTA, Section 401 and 404 permits and Threatened and Endangered Species Survey Reports
•Assist in preparation and attendance at meetings/communication with federal, state and local agency representatives

Qualifications:

•Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in environmental sciences, transportation planning, environmental planning or similar discipline. Advanced degree a plus
•5 years' experience with preparing transportation NEPA documentation and environmental permits (Section 404)
•Professional certification including AICP or GISP preferred
•Working knowledge of other environmental regulations such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and Environmental Justice requirements of Executive Order 12898, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act
•Working experience authoring environmental documents and permit applications
•Independent research and problem solving skills within a work environment
•Exceptional technical writing skills**
•Exceptional oral and written communications skills
•TxDOT environmental pre-certifications preferred
•Must be proficient in MS Word and MS Excel; proficiency in ArcGIS preferred
•Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
•Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with all level of employees in an organization
•Must be flexible to work within the office hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday; occasional overtime as need to meet project deadlines

**Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a technical writing sample.

Preferred Qualifications

•Advanced Degree
•Professional certification – AICP/GISP

Visit our website to submit your resume in consideration of this position:
http://www.pape-dawson.com/job-opportunities/

Pape-Dawson Engineers is an AA/EEO employer.

(Posted 9/9/19) 

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Specialist in our Houston, TX office.  This position will be responsible for supporting a variety of domestic and international telecommunication and energy projects that involve a multitude of teaming partners, subsidiaries, and subcontractors.  Our successful candidate will have experience conducting environmental impact assessments and working with federal, state and local environmental permitting agencies and have proven and extensive experience successfully coordinating and communicating with multiple project entities on complex projects. Fluency (i.e., proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing) in English and Spanish is required; similar skills in Portuguese are highly desired. Offshore or coastal marine experience is a plus, but not essential.
Responsibilities:
* Serve as a Task Manager or Deputy Project Manager for domestic and international telecommunication and energy projects.
* Coordinate and monitor the activities of domestic, South American, and other international teaming partners, subsidiaries, and subcontractors. This work may include, but is not limited to, conducting frequent email and verbal communication/coordination of project activities; obtaining/preparing status updates; preparing weekly and end-of-month activity reports and invoices; and assembling, reviewing and conducting quality assurance and quality control on project documents.
* Communicate with international, and/or US federal, state, and local permitting agencies; prepare permit applications and agency correspondence; and conduct negotiations with regulatory agencies.
* Interact professionally with clients and agency representatives.
* Work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals to accomplish project objectives.
* Assist in company business development efforts including attending meetings and preparing presentations, proposals and marketing materials.
Requirements:
* BS in engineering (no PE required); biology; planning; environmental studies; physical or natural sciences; or related discipline.
* 5 to 10 years of environmental consulting experience.
* Experience in preparation of permit applications and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)/Environmental Assessments (EAs) or similar.
* Project, task, or team management experience highly desired.
* Fluent/proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English and Spanish; similar skills in Portuguese are highly desired.
* Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and project management skills with attention to detail and ability to output high quality work in a fast-paced environment.
* Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to quickly adapt to change.
* Excellent communication, presentation, and technical writing skills; proficient in Microsoft Office.
* Ability to travel internationally and domestically to support business needs.
We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply on-line.  Local candidates preferred.
Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.

 

(Posted 8/8/19)

MITIGATION BANKING PROGRAM MANAGER

General Description:
Responsible for assisting the Environmental Services Department Manager in managing mitigation banking projects and Environmental Regulatory Compliance in support of the District’s Mission. This includes planning of future mitigation projects, maintaining compliance with mitigation banking requirements and managing the business components of the mitigation banking program.

* Ensure program compliance with the existing Mitigation Banking Instruments for Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank and Katy Hockley Mitigation Bank.
* Coordinate and oversee all aspects of land management and facilities maintenance at Mitigation Banking properties, including invasive species management, well permit compliance and other maintenance, as needed.
* Coordinate closely with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bank Manager pm annual reporting and compliance documentation.
* Meet and negotiate with the Interagency Review Team on future Mitigation Banking Instruments and site plans.
* Manage public inquiries for mitigation credits and maintain credit sales ledger.
* Inform the public on the process of mitigation banking within the mitigation banks.
* Provide formal presentations on multiple topics related to mitigation banking to agencies, potential mitigation bank users and the public.
* Conduct site tours to agencies, potential mitigation bank users and the public to promote and educate mitigation bank users and the public.
* Work with other District Departments and use media to create informational tools.
* Manage environmental contracts by developing contract specifications, meeting with contractors and preparing contracts in coordination with Commissioners’ Court Agenda, as necessary.
* Track projects and financial activities in the District’s applicable database(s).
* Manage consultants and contractors, as necessary, to perform designated tasks.
* Request and review proposals and bids for the mitigation banking projects, and provide oversite of work to be completed.
* Provide quality control and quality assurance of deliverables received from consultants and contractors.
* Provide project management for environmental research, investigations and other projects within the Planning Division, as required.
* Perform other duties that may be added or changed as the course and scope of the job directs.

Education & Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college or university in any one of the natural or earth sciences, environmental planning, park management or a related field.
* Two years’ experience in wetland or natural resource sciences.
* Strong skills using digital photo management software.
Desirable Qualifications:
* Experience in mitigation banking or wetland mitigation planning and permitting.
* Experience using ArcGIS or similar mapping applications.
* Valid Texas State licensed ATV Operator to operate four wheel vehicles with trailer, preferred.
* Familiarity using Adobe Acrobat.

Physical Demands & Environmental Exposure:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
* Frequent standing and walking on rough and uneven surfaces or ground such as deep sloping terrain, plowed or furrowed areas or construction sites.
* Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items up to 11 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.
* Frequent driving of vehicles with automatic or four-wheel drive controls.
* Prolonged sitting for extended periods of time.
* Occasional ascending/descending stairs.
* Approximately 30% of duties will be performed outdoors where there will be routine exposure to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, air pollution, wind and dust.
* When at field locations, may be exposed to snakes, wildlife, wasps, bees and other flying/walking insects, aquatic bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms.
* Approximately 70% of duties will be performed indoors in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, air conditions and noise levels.

General Information:

* Department: Environmental Services
* Position Type: Regular Full Time
* Hours: 40 Hours per week
* Employee Status: Exempt
* Salary: To be discussed in interview
* Location: 9900 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77092

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs, alcohol, and the ability to perform physical functions of this position. EOE 07/31/2019.
This position is/may be funded with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds which are subject to compliance with Section 3.  Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.

Apply online here.

 (Posted 7/11/19) 

Project Sales Consultant
San Antonio, Texas
View the Job Description Project Sales Consultant.

Please submit your cover and resume to [email protected].

Due Diligence Project Environmental Scientist/Geologist/Engineer I
Houston, Texas

View the Job Description Staff Environmental Scientist I.

Please submit your cover and resume to [email protected].