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Stantec Environmental Engineer, Transportation in Austin, Texas

We create great places and the connections that get people and goods moving—whether by car, bus, train, plane, or their own two feet. Working within the context of the communities we serve, we provide planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services that fit the needs of our clients and improve the overall transportation experience. Join our team and help us keep communities connected!

Your Opportunity

Stantec is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Project Manager with an emphasis on transportation infrastructure to develop and lead our Environmental Transportation Practice in Texas. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 20 years of experience in transportation, environmental, planning and engineering on complex, large-scale projects and programs; deep understanding of Texas and federal environmental review regulations and processes including Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR), Record of Decision and Environmental Assessment preparation; Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI); public meetings, public hearings, economic analysis, diversion analysis, evacuation route analysis, various needs assessments, as well as public and growth inducement studies. Candidate also must have an understanding of the implications of Right of Way (ROW) and Utility Coordination as related to transportation planning, scheduling, and overall management. Strong emphasis will be placed on previous experience with transportation agencies, quality of work, ability to manage programs and teams.

Collaboration with Our Transportation Environmental Services Group, other regions and business lines is also expected to support overall growth of Stantec’s Infrastructure Practice. Our Transportation Environmental group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively. We provide integrated, multidisciplinary services to identify and assess liabilities and risks, and to develop solutions to site management, remediation, and mitigation. Our staff of professionals includes specialists in marine biology, wetland science, wildlife biology, soil science, fisheries biology, botany, hydrogeology, hydrology, water resources management, forestry, habitat and ecosystem restoration, permitting, GIS, information management, environmental monitoring, in-situ/ex-situ remedial design and implementation, human health and ecological risk assessments, air quality permitting and reporting, pipeline compliance, storm water permitting and planning, and audit support services.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership in the development and coordination of client relationships and business growth

  • Leadership of business development activities including proposal preparation and presentations

  • Direct, manage, and/or assist with the preparation of NEPA and other environmental compliance documents for a wide range of public and private clients with an emphasis on transportation infrastructure

  • Identify, pursue, and win environmental contracts and support transportation/public works projects with an environmental component

  • Support and advise project managers and technical staff

  • Prepare proposals, lead interview teams, and bring in work to support environmental services

  • Develop clients and expand market share in the Transportation Sector

  • Bring project schedules, budgets, and scopes of work to successful completion

  • Identify program and project staffing need

  • Mentor and develop younger staff; assist with the implementation of training programs

  • Participate in environmental related associations

  • Be a visible regional leader

  • Regularly interface with representatives of Stantec’s Transportation Practice (engineering, design and construction management) to facilitate inter-Practice cross-selling of services

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Candidate will be responsible for preparation and oversight of NEPA documents particularly for work related to the Department of Transportation

  • Expert level understanding of all phases of project delivery and how the environmental component is connected to each phase

  • Ability to lead one or more teams through all environmental phases of project delivery

  • Checks the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manages time to meet project budget and schedule

  • Participates and collaborates in project team setting and engages in creative and critical thought

  • Demonstrates creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems

  • Thorough understanding of environmental issues and ability to communicate ideas to others

  • Lead environmental role in projects with significant capital budgets and/or complex environmental issues

  • Strong presentation and interview skills

  • Provide overall technical leadership on medium to large sized projects and organizing multi-disciplinary design teams

  • Perform, review and provide quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of environmental reports

  • Serve as technical lead, interface with clients, engage local and remote staff, and interact with permitting agencies

  • Partner with consulting firms in the execution of transportation projects

  • Established relationships with resource and permitting agencies and strong understanding of permitting process

  • Evaluate implications of federal laws and regulations to be able to advise clients on potential impacts

Education and Experience

  • Candidates must have a Bachelors’ Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Environmental Engineering

  • Minimum of 20 years' professional experience

  • Must be hold a Texas PE license

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Engineer

Primary Location: United States-Texas-Austin

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 200001XC

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans