Senior Lead Environmental Planner in Anchorage

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Anchorage, Alaska View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 3, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Senior Lead Environmental Planner in Anchorage Alaska. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Anchorage.


Position : Senior Lead Environmental Planner

Work location : Anchorage, Alaska

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
As a world-wide leader of environmental and transportation consulting and planning services, we invite you to be a part of that vision. Our Transportation Planning group in Portland, Oregon, is looking for a Senior Lead Environmental Planner to support and add to our wide and diverse range of environmental planning services that enables future-ready growth. This position also has support to be based out of our Anchorage, AK office.
The Senior Lead Environmental Planner will provide a variety of professional environmental planning services that may include identifying and analyzing information to inform and create plans for the safe movement of people and products by all modes of transport. They will lead tasks and provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) support and guidance for multimodal planning projects, alternatives analysis, statewide, regional and local plans, public involvement and communications, and regulatory compliance for a variety of client projects. The ideal candidate will consider and incorporate into their work long-term risks and future ready solutions. They will provide task and project leadership, ensuring that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable client and industry standards. They will develop and foster client relationships and identify and pursue new projects.
It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. WSP’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described. 

Your Impact

Serve as environmental project manager, deputy project manager, and major task lead and collaborate with project managers, task managers, project team technical leads, subconsultants, and other disciplines such as planning, engineering, sustainability and traffic team members, to provide future ready solutions for clients.
Plan, organize, and execute a broad range of environmental planning projects, including project budgets, tracking hours and expenses, and task completion.
Lead a variety of planning studies related to environmental planning, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, and Environmental Impact Statement documentation.
Develop and/or oversee development of environmental planning documents including: purpose and need, alternatives analysis, community outreach materials, environmental technical reports and other analyses reports, permit applications, meeting summaries, and other analyses, reports, and memorandums.
Coordinate with clients, resource/regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and technical staff in a confident and professional manner.
Manage client relationships and lead business development activities , including proposal writing.
Mentor staff and review the work of staff.
Manage time and effort effectively on multiple projects.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, or a related field (or equivalent experience.)
10+ years of experience working in the environmental planning field.
Experienced project manager, deputy project manager, and major task lead.
Highly proficient expertise with environmental planning skills.
Extensive knowledge of relevant environmental laws, permitting requirements, notification and compliance practices, and applicable Regional/State/Federal regulatory framework.
Demonstrated technical competence leading environmental projects within business sector (e.g. commercial, infrastructure, transportation, energy, etc.)
Advanced expertise with consulting practices, conducting NEPA  analysis and preparation of associated documentation.
Experienced working on environmental planning projects, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, and Environmental Impact Statement documentation.
Ability to work independently and provide guidance, mentorship, and leadership to team or project members (including subconsultants), with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables with a high degree of complexity.
Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
Proficiency with technical and business writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
Extensive critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to reach conclusions from data collation and identify the most effective solutions to accomplish objectives of assigned projects.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree is preferred.
Essential professional licensure/certification.
Active member of local, regional, or national professional organization.
Experience in ESRI ArcGIS applications and tools.


Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: N/A – No travel required
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: PORTLAND – SW 6TH AVE
All locations: US-AK-Anchorage, US-OR-Portland

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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