Stantec Transportation Engineer/Planner in Columbia, South Carolina

We create 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

Imagine being part of a dynamic team that designs innovative solutions for our diverse set of clients. Our Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning group provides comprehensive planning, design, and engineering services. As a senior transportation planner, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of planning and design projects as an integral team member. The ideal candidate has the ability to lead the planning and design of projects, manage within project scope and deliverables, provide compliant and technically sound designs, manage, coach and mentor resources effectively, manage the stakeholder and engagement process, and effectively represent Stantec at client meetings and public events.

Your Key Responsibilities

Stantec’s Columbia, SC office is looking for a Senior Environmental Transportation Engineer/Planner/Scientist with at least ten years of experience preparing environmental documents pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The primary duty of this role is to build the Transportation Planning practice in South Carolina. Additional duties include managing transportation planning projects for a wide range of government and nongovernment transportation clients. Duties include:

  • Primary role is to assist in developing the transportation planning practice, primarily in SC and GA

  • Guide the NEPA planning process and assist with all aspects of a project, including client contact, budget control and invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, public interest facilitation, technical approach, and subcontractor involvement

  • Coordinate with clients, regulatory/resource agencies, local governments

  • Manage technical studies and ecological resource assessments such as traffic analyses, air & noise analyses, socio-economic analyses, wetland delineations, habitat assessments, and other natural resource surveys

  • Perform research, conduct environmental analyses (field and desktop), develop recommendations, and prepare technical reports under NEPA

  • Prepare NEPA documentation including environmental impact statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Categorical Exclusions (CEs)

  • Provide quality assurance and quality control for all final products to ensure technical accurateness and regulatory compliance

  • Assist and/or lead in the preparation of proposals and other marketing endeavors

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to build the practice and be able to prioritize and balance sometimes heavy workloads to achieve goals while keeping up with a highly mobile and changing environment

  • Thorough understanding of technical environmental impact analysis methods and sound knowledge of NEPA requirements and related environmental regulations

  • Team oriented with strong capability to motivate others

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with experience presenting at public workshops and facilitating meetings with regulatory/resource agencies

  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple transportation planning projects and ability to motivate self and others to overcome obstacles and achieve goals

  • Must demonstrate an ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Must be able to travel as needed for project assignments

  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license

  • Experience working with state/local transportation departments in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina preferred

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Planning, Engineering, Environmental or related field.

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification and/or P.E. strongly desired.

  • Ten or more years of experience performing analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations for various types of clients.

Typical office environment working with computers. Some travel may be required, such as delivering plans or documents to reviewing agencies or clients or to attend meetings. May occasionally visit study areas, construction sites and/or be exposed to outside elements and inclement weather conditions.

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: Transportation Planner

Primary Location: United States-South Carolina-Columbia

Organization: BC-1710 Transportation-US Carolinas

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Oct 18, 2018, 1:11:26 PM

Req ID: 1800027G