Senior Environmental Planner

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Senior Environmental Planner


Phoenix, AZ 

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Senior Environmental Planner
POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment, and corrective action services to clients worldwide.
We are seeking a Senior Environmental Planner with American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification for our Western Environmental Services Group to primarily support power delivery and renewable energy generation projects , and to join our 275 + person environmental team.  

The Senior Environmental Planner can be based in our Phoenix, AZ office location with the opportunity to work in a hybrid workstyle setting, a combination of home and office. This is a full-time, salaried position that comes with a great benefits package. 
Roles and Responsibilities
This person will implement the following duties:
  • Research local, state, and federal permitting requirements
  • Prepare and lead local zoning, general plan amendments, and conditional use/special use permit applications, along with hearing presentations 
  • Communicate environmental protocols and requirements at hearings, public meetings, and with other key community stakeholders.
  • Prepare and lead technical writing of environmental planning and analysis documents
  • Assist project managers with project controls, team coordination, budget, and forecasting
  • Prepare proposals and cost estimates for business development efforts
  • Lead internal and external staff and project coordination meetings
  • Prepare and review project schedules and milestones
  • Interface with internal Project Managers, engineers, and scientists; and external clients and subcontractors
  • Manage multiple projects at various stages, disciplines, and locations
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education/Experience
  • BS degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a related degree
  • AICP certification, or the ability to qualify for an exam and pass it within 6 months of employment
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience
  • Ability to travel, up to 25% of the time for site visits and client meetings, including weekday evenings for hearings and public open house meetings
  • Understanding of municipal and county zoning codes and general plans
  • Knowledge and interest in federal, state, and local environmental policy and regulation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team and collaborative environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)  Self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Desired Education/Experience
  • An advanced graduate-level degree is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of site development process
  • Experience working in a municipal, county, or regional planning agency
At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.
You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career.
Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefits package:
·         Medical/Dental/Vision
·         Paid Holidays
·         Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
·         Voluntary Life Insurance
·         401K
·         Telehealth Benefit covers all providers
·         Maternity and Paternity Leave
·         New Dads and Moms Benefit program
·         Fertility Benefits
·         Gender- Affirming care

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!
EOE, including disability/vets