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NEPA Specialist

Company: ARCADIS
Location: Metairie
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Arcadis seeks a mid-level NEPA Specialist to join our team in Louisiana.

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is 'people first', and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You'll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people's lives. You're encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Our team is known for innovation and outstanding customer service and will continue to build on these values. This is a unique opportunity to lead and manage the delivery of NEPA documents to maintain and grow the PD&E Central Environmental practices in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Role accountabilities:

  • Lead and manage multi-firm, multi-task, interdisciplinary team task orders and contracts for infrastructure planning studies. Planning assignments may involve new transportation facilities or other infrastructure developments for the public and private sector.
  • Prepare NEPA documents for minor programmatic Categorical Exclusions to complex Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.
  • Develop project scopes and budgets, interfacing with and maintenance of clients, mentoring and development of junior staff, and development of project plans and schedules.
  • Adherence to Arcadis' practices including quality and safety standards.
  • Interpersonal and client facing responsibilities will include excellent, clear and concise, oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to coordinate meetings, resources, and presentations. Qualifications & Experience:

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in planning, policy, a biological or physical science, or economics
    • 4+ years' work experience in planning in serving as a seller-doer with Departments of Transportation Key Attributes
      • Ability to deliver quality NEPA documents for federally-funded transportation projects that obtain Federal Highway Administration approval.
      • Proven success in delivering minor to complex environmental projects
      • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
      • Must work well in a collaborative environment
      • Fluency with MS Project, Powerpoint, Excel, and Word. Preferred Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree and related project planning or niche discipline used in NEPA analysis
        • Active participation in regional and/or national professional associations.
        • Registration as certified planner (AICP) with the American Institute of Certified Planners or registration as a Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) with the Association of Board-Certified Environmental Professionals.
        • Proficiency with ProjectWise, Primavera, Prezi, MS Access, and other software programs that provide value within the project management and planning contract contexts.
        • Related experience for Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and other departments of transportation in the South.
          Arcadis offers benefits for full time positions. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision, EAP, 401K, STD, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, paid parental leave, reward & recognition program and optional benefits including adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement. We offer seven paid holidays and potentially up to two floating holidays per calendar year depending on start, and 15 days PTO that accrue per year. The salary range for this position is $70000 - $106000 / year.

          Why Become an Arcadian?

          Our work with clients has a direct impact on people's lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

          We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients' most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

          As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it's not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

          To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

          Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

          We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

          Transform Your World

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Keywords: ARCADIS, New Orleans , NEPA Specialist, Other , Metairie, Louisiana

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