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Senior Environmental Planner

Los Angeles, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Infrastructure Planning
Transportation Planning
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Environmental Planner for our Los Angeles or San Diego, California offices. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation and/or review of environmental analyses and documentation prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA),
  • Prepare studies and other project-related documents
  • Mentor junior staff in terms of career development and personal goals,
  • Engage in meetings with major clients,
  • Coordinate with technical staff, engineers, and project management staff to advance projects,
  • Assist in development of scope and fee related to environmental work,
  • Work closely with the local Area Manager and others in the office to promote and provide for a vibrant, collaborative and enriching office environment,
  • Stay abreast of industry news, policies, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Architecture or related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience; advanced degrees may substitute for one or more year of experience
  • Experience preparing planning studies and technical reports related to NEPA and/or CEQA
  • Knowledge of environmental planning principles and practices with an emphasis on transportation projects
  • A core understanding of the role of environmental principles and practices in the broader development and delivery of major urban transportation and infrastructure projects
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of research and data collection
  • A positive attitude and a proven ability to exude calm under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational and problem solving skills, multi-tasking capabilities, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and in a group setting
  • Experience in the environmental process for projects for which the Federal Transit Administration is the federal lead agency
  • Ability to travel out of the immediate area and to work outside of regular work hours if needed
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in City Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy or related field
  • Experience working with public agencies in the greater Southern California region
  • Affiliation with national professional organizations such as AEP, APA, or similar



WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of 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 transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability 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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

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

Published on:
February 26, 2020 - 12:10pm
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