Environmental Planner

Reno, NV
West – Environmental Department - McGinley /
Full-Time /
McGinley & Associates is looking for a full-time Environmental Planner. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our environmental practice in support of various Environmental permitting projects.

As an Environmental Planner, you will provide assistance across a variety of projects for a diverse range of industries and clients, to include federal, state, and local projects. This could include assistance with the preparation of NEPA (CatX, EA, and as needed EIS) documents (and/or California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as needed); Special Use Permits at the County level; Notice of Intents; BLM Exploration, and Mining Plans of Operation (43 CFR 3809); and permits in accordance with USFS regulations (36 CFR Part 228). Our NEPA work is primarily focused on public lands in the Great Basin region.

As an Environmental Planner, you will have basic skills and be eager to learn a variety of environmental regulatory processes. Primary duties will focus on collaborating with the senior staff and other team members on research, technical report writing, and QA/QC review of analytical sections of environmental documents.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Conduct impact analyses on a variety of environmental resources and work to ensure the success of the team.
    • Assist in data collection, data review, and writing sections for NEPA and/or CEQA documents.
    • Support field work, when necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in environmental science, environmental policy, environmental planning, or related field, and 3-5 years of related experience.
    • OR Master of Sciences (MS) in environmental sciences/Natural Resource Management policy field or related and 2+ years of relevant experience.
    • 2+ years of experience, preferably in environmental consulting, or working for a federal/state environmental agency and/or 2+ years of experience working with environmental permitting projects relating to the NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Sec. 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, etc.
    • Demonstrated experience and or familiarity with various environmental regulatory policy.
    • Experience with task leadership.
    • Good communication skills and ability to work with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Understanding of the NEPA process.
    • Experience managing environmental projects a plus (scope, schedule, and budget.)
    • Possess demonstrable technical writing experience.
    • Technical writing tasks to prepare and summarize various natural resource sections of NEPA documents (Land-Use, Socioeconomics, Environmental Justice, etc.)
    • Ability to work independently productively, and collaboratively in a fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines.
    • Be self-motivated, efficient, and organized.
    • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
    • A working knowledge of and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS) is a plus.
    • Excellent ability to facilitate decision making and issue resolution processes is a plus.
About UES

UES is a national leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental Consulting, Occupational Health & Safety, Virtual Design Consulting, and Building Envelope. With over 3,400 team members across 70+ branches in the United States, UES provides essential engineering services to some of the most prominent and significant projects in the country. As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group’s Hot Firm list in 2021 and 2022, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future.

Our Team Members

Our team members bring unique skill sets, licenses and certifications, and experience to our firm, which diversifies our team and allows us to provide a wide variety of services uniquely grounded in excellence. Our team STRIVES to uphold our core values of safety, teamwork, responsiveness, integrity, value, and excellence to ensure we meet client expectations, support our communities, and build a strong, reliable team. Our UES team members are kind, passionate, and driven, which creates collaborative workspaces and a sense of camaraderie among our team members. At UES, we are eager to hire, teach, and train the next generation of industry leaders and learn from the expertise of each team member who walks through our doors. To learn more about UES, visit teamues.com

Our Benefits

We understand that our team members are the glue that holds our business together. We value the individual contributions of each person, and we show this by offering comprehensive benefits, including medical insurance options, PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and so much more. If you have additional questions about our benefits, please contact our Recruitment team at westcareers@teamues.com

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