Environmental Planner - Seattle
Job Details
Seattle, WA - Seattle, WA
High School-GED
Job Description
  • Prepare, contribute to, or oversee the development of SEPA, NEPA, and other required environmental documentation (e.g., Section 401/404, HPA, Shoreline, and local critical area permit applications).
  • Prepare biological assessments for Endangered Species Act consultations.
  • Conduct or support conducting wetland delineations, ordinary high water and high tide line delineations, and other similar field investigations.
  • Manage all aspects of projects under their control, including preparing proposals and cost estimates; maintaining client communications and meeting notes; leading and editing technical report writing; performing project oversight and conducting quality control; and managing project budget and revenue development.
  • Coordinate directly with multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Support business development and marketing activities, including preparation of cost proposals and presentations to existing and prospective clients and fostering professional relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Attend client and company-sponsored meetings, events, and training, as required.
  • Follow Shannon & Wilsons Quality Assurance policy.
  • Follow and promote Shannon and Wilsons Health and Safety and Loss Prevention policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Job Qualifications
  • High School degree/GED required. Bachelors degree or above preferred.
  • 7 to 14 years of direct experience in areas noted above and a strong ecological background.
  • Experience working as an environmental planner, permitting specialist, ecologist, wetland biologist, or similar in the Pacific Northwest region.
  • Must be able to periodically support or conduct field work as needed.
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or other relevant certification preferred.
  • Certification as a WSDOT Biological Assessment author preferred.
  • Wetland training, such as the University of Washingtons Certificate in Wetland Science and Management or similar preferred.
  • Experience using ESRI ArcGIS to create, import/export, and managing spatial data highly desirable.

Level Placement

Typically, depending on an applicants education, experience, other qualifications they possess, if they are a fit for the company and local office culture, and the current business needs, a Mid-Level Environmental Planner typically would be placed at a Shannon & Wilson Senior Professional I, II, or III level.

Shannon & Wilson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.