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Senior Environmental Planner
Senior Environmental Planner
Fairfax or Eastern US
We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.
We prepare Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments for complex and often controversial projects nationwide and abroad, including energy, transportation, and other infrastructure projects and regulatory programs. We manage environmental review processes that include consultation with regulatory agencies; public involvement; analysis of environmental, cultural, socio-economic, and other impacts, and specification of measures to mitigate adverse impacts. Our clients include numerous federal, state, and international agencies and private companies.
To support our growth, ICF is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner to support our Fairfax, Virginia office. You will also have the option to work remotely within the Eastern United States.
Our staff work on the most current and important issues facing the nation. This position would involve supporting clients in commercial space transportation; unmanned aircraft systems (drones); and renewable energy development. Staff in this position may provide a range of services including:
Serving as a liaison to direct technical staff on project teams.
Coordinating project deliverables with document production staff.
Monitoring project scopes, schedules, and budgets.
Organizing and facilitating meetings (such as preparing agendas, developing and presenting meeting content, and preparing summaries).
Communicating with clients, stakeholders, and agency staff.
Authoring and reviewing analytical sections of environmental documents.
Reviewing applications, interacting with applicants and agency staff, preparing categorical exclusions, and helping agency staff manage the preparation of EAs and EISs (which are usually prepared by the applicant’s contractor).
The successful candidate will have experience in providing a range of services including:
Federal, state, and local permitting and compliance for renewable and traditional energy, transmission, and other projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other regulations.
Federal agency headquarters environmental support, including NEPA compliance.
Understanding of technical analyses including biological surveys and studies, air quality analysis, noise impact assessments and other resource-related studies across a range of disciplines.
What You Must Have
Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in natural or physical science, public policy, economics, environmental management, or related subjects.
8+ years of environmental consulting experience (for government or private sector clients) with clients in the natural resources, energy, transportation, and related infrastructure and federal market sectors.
Experience preparing NEPA documents and environmental permitting.
Experience supporting project management team.
Experience with developing and maintaining project schedules, budgets, and experience writing proposals.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access) and any project specific software programs.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, including ability to prioritize and multi-task under strict deadlines.
Strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to succeed with new and challenging tasks.
Sets challenging and measurable and sustainable goals in collaboration with manager(s).
Identifies and meets the needs of clients within established guidelines.
Works collaboratively with project team and client to achieve established goals.
This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
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Fairfax, VA (VA01)