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Burns & McDonnell Staff Environmental Planner - Environmental Services (Vancouver, WA) in Vancouver, Washington


Burns & McDonnell's office in Vancouver, WA, is actively seeking a Staff Environmental Planner to support, manage, and develop business for environmental surveys, NEPA analysis, and permitting services. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

This position provides the opportunity to challenge and grow yourself professionally within one of the industry’s leading firms. Be on a team that solves our client’s issues and problems for environmental and engineering practices in the planning, permitting, design, and remediation service space.

The Environmental Planner will work within our Environmental Services (ENS) Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Assist with preparation of technical reports related to NEPA/SEPA compliance, and other documents required for federal, state, and local permits

  • Prepare a wide variety of permit applications such as land use, critical areas, and wetland/waterways permitting

  • Develop permitting strategies to comply with state and federal laws and regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act

  • Develop, cultivate, and strengthen client relationships

  • Assist with developing proposals, statements of work and cost estimates

  • Other duties as assigned


  • B.S. or M.S. in Environmental Science, Planning or Natural Resource Management or related field from an accredited university

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience performing environmental studies, preparing permit applications, and analyzing environmental data for various environmental impact projects

  • Specific experience in linear projects (e.g., electric transmission) and renewable energy markets preferred

  • Experience with the natural resources and regulatory agencies in the western U.S.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods used for collection and analysis of environmental data

  • Ability to use creativity, problem-solving and analytical skills to develop solutions for project challenges

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Solid time management and follow-through skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-WA-Vancouver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 223863