Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Environmental Planner, Floyd|Snider, Seattle, WA

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:49 PM
    Message # 12117396

    You’re a consultant at heart. You love applying your superior communication skills and expertise to new challenges, for the benefit of others.

    You’re looking for a purpose-driven, nimble firm where you can work closely with clients, stakeholders, and your internal team.

    You want to be part of a team that works and succeeds together while helping you grow and reach your career goals.

    We’re Floyd|Snider and we’ve been looking for you.

    We’re an employee-owned environmental consulting firm offering strategy, science, and engineering solutions in the private and public sectors. Founded in 1996, Floyd|Snider has consistently been recognized as one of the premier firms in the Northwest and a top place to work. We love it here because we don’t do cookie-cutter work; instead, we work collaboratively on the most complex and fascinating projects.

    Now we have a backlog of those projects just waiting for our new environmental planner to get started. You’ll hit the ground running here with the support and mentorship of our senior planners.

    As our new environmental planner, your priority will be the success of our clients in their quest to obtain environmental permits and approvals for their projects. We work with a range of municipal, port, state, and private clients, with a variety of project proposals.

    You’ll be a key member of the team to make these projects happen, working with engineers and technical experts, and working directly with the regulatory agencies.

    You will lead or assist in developing permitting plans and strategies that meet client needs while balancing regulatory requirements. Then you’ll use your knowledge of environmental regulations to put together strategic and complete applications.

    You will also work with regulatory agencies beginning early in the process to confirm the approach for approval, understand key points of compliance or potential environmental impacts, and what is needed in your applications to satisfy their specific requirements.

    Your projects will each be unique and so will your workload as you intake new projects; synthesize technical content from multiple sources; interact with your team, engineers and technical experts, consulting agencies and stakeholders; and stay in touch with the clients to guide their applications to success.

    You’ll love the level of interaction you have with clients and partners. The scope of contact will be much broader than you might find elsewhere. Our size allows us to give clients a boutique kind of experience that we find much more engaging and enjoyable. You’ll partner with senior planners and principals who will invest in you and your growth.

    Beyond your relevant knowledge and expertise, we’re looking for someone who is:

    • A critical thinker – you ask probing questions and synthesize complex information to fully understand the project and its context, and then develop that into a strategic permitting approach.
    • Thorough – the information you’ll handle can be dense, the regulations are complex, and the projects are all different. You take care to review the details because you know that details make a successful application.
    • Fast-paced – our work is often on a critical path for clients, so our schedules can be compressed. You love a deadline and rise to the occasion when the pressure is on.
    • An exceptional writer – you can turn technical information into reader-friendly content without losing the meaning.
    • Caring – the success of your clients and colleagues matters to you, and that shows in how you work with them.

    The Details

    This is a full-time, permanent position with typical hours from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. There will be some overtime based on your projects, and you’ll get that back in extra time off. Regional travel is a small part of this role. You won’t typically go more than 3 hours away, and we’ll cover all your expenses.

    We offer an excellent compensation package, which includes a salary of $85,000 per year, or higher if commensurate with experience. We offer a bonus structure, equity and ownership options, 401K, a full benefits package, long term care, and life insurance.

    Working With Us

    We’re a socially responsible business that considers all our stakeholders – environment, planet, community, and supply chain. We’re serious about doing business better. These values led us to become a Certified B Corporation. That’s why we are always finding ways to give back: and so will you with one week of paid volunteer time each year.

    We are a spectacular group of people, and if you enjoy partnering to solve real, complex, and important problems, then this is the place for you.


    Here’s our list of must-haves:

    • Degree in environmental science, planning, policy, or a related field
    • 5+ years of experience with environmental reviews and permitting
    • Demonstrated experience with federal, state, and local permitting, including strong familiarity with the following:
      • SEPA and NEPA documentation
      • Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Applications
      • Comprehensive land use and shoreline development permit applications
      • Ability to review engineering drawings, construction documents, and other technical studies
      • Strong writing skills and experience writing in a professional context
      • Ability to plan and facilitate client and partner meetings
      • Consulting experience in the Puget Sound region

    Anything on this list would be an asset, but is not required:

    • Qualification as a junior Biological Assessment author with WSDOT
    • Experience with natural resources mitigation planning
    • Experience with wetland or OHWM delineations
    • Experience preparing and/or reviewing environmental compliance plans

    How to Apply 

    Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The process will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results. 

    We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities. If we can support you through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button. 

    We will review all applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you. 

Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals     •     PO Box 11583, Portland, OR 97211 


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