• Environmental Planner

    Office Location US-AZ-Tucson
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    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
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  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Planner with experience assisting applicants and federal agencies in managing the preparation of environmental documents across the company. This role is based in our Phoenix office and is a temporary, hourly position. 

    What you will accomplish

    • Serve as a project manager, coordinate and/or assist in the preparation of NEPA documents for a variety of federal agencies.
    • Write various sections of environmental documents and review/edit other sections prepared by technical specialists.
    • Provide advice and guidance on complex federal regulatory issues for projects across Arizona.
    • Ensure project quality, schedule, and budget objectives.
    • Take initiative, resolve problems, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively.
    • Assist with marketing efforts in Arizona; conduct business development, including client outreach, preparing proposals, and conducting interviews and presentations.
    • Work closely with project managers, directors, and principals throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherences to its mission, vision, and values.
    • Willingness to learn, have fun, and grow into increased management responsibilities.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field. Master’s degree a plus.
    • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible and applicable experience preparing NEPA documents.
    • Working knowledge of NEPA other state and federal environmental laws and regulations.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to take a logical approach to tasks.
    • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and document management skills with the ability to work in a team environment with strong multi-tasking skills able to work on more than one project at a time, meeting tight deadlines.
    • Clean driving record required.
    • Ability to travel as needed for projects throughout Arizona and the southwest.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience working with local, state and federal agencies in Arizona
    • Business development experience in a lead or support role
    • Working knowledge of Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and other federal regulations.


    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


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    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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