1+ months

Principal Environmental Planner

Oakland, CA 94612

Ready to put your urban planning to work on marqueeenvironmental projects that will change the fabric of our community? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of analytical tasks on complex projects? Parsons is now hiring a Principal Planner for our rapidly expanding portfolio of environmental projects.

The selected candidate would develop and review environmental documents for transportation and public works related projects throughout California in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The candidate must be familiar with State and federal environmental laws, policies, practices, and procedures related to environmental analysis of transportation and public works related projects. Previous experience working on transportation projects is a plus, particularly on the State highway and federal interstate systems. The candidate must be open to travel to other Parsons offices and other project locations for short-term job assignments.

The most qualified individual will have strong analytical, verbal, and written skills. The individual must have at least 10 to 15 years of related environmental planning experience and must be able to manage other staff if the need arises. In addition to strong technical report writing background, the candidate must be flexible in completing field and office assignments. The individual must be able to work in a team or individual setting, be able to take initiative, and use problem solving skills when provided a challenge.


May perform any or all of the following types of assignments in the office or at a field site:

  • Prepare scopes of work for environmental tasks including technical studies to be prepared, identification of proper level of CEQA/NEPA environmental documents and levels of efforts to complete documents, etc.
  • Prepare cost estimates in support of environmental task scopes of work.
  • Prepare CEQA and NEPA environmental documents: PES, PEAR, IS, EIR, CE, EA, and EIS.
  • Research literature, websites to gather statistics and related data for environmental documents.
  • Conduct field work activities and studies as it relates to transportation projects and State and federal environmental requirements.
  • Make observations, collect data, take photos, perform analysis, and maintain documentation.
  • Prepare mapping and exhibits, preferable through ArcGIS or Adobe Illustrator for reports and presentations.
  • Prepare and produce reports in accordance with Caltrans Standard Environmental Reference guidelines or approved agency templates.
  • Conduct environmental impact analyses for various environmental resources.
  • Attend agency and public meetings.
  • Organize data and prepare detailed spreadsheets for cost estimating.
  • Specialized skills in mitigation monitoring, biology, cultural, or air quality would be desirable, but not necessary.
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


At a minimum, the candidate must possess a four-year degree in Urban/Environmental Planning, Environmental Sciences or related fields and at least 10 to 15 years of related work experience.


Proficiency in MS Office is required

Experience with MS Project, ARCGIS, and Adobe Illustrator is desirable.


Ready for action? Were looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and dont hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.


Posted: 2020-03-10 Expires: 2020-07-18

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Oakland, CA 94612

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