NEPA Specialist/Environmental Planner.


What makes Pape-Dawson different?  Our people.


Pape-Dawson has created an atmosphere where talented and dedicated engineers, surveyors, geoscientists, archaeologists and other professionals focus individual and collective skills on a single objective – sound, innovative and cost-effective solutions.  Our diverse professional backgrounds benefit each client through sensitivity to individual requirements, responsiveness to project deadlines and creative, yet rational solutions.


We currently have an opening for a NEPA Specialist/Environmental Planner. 


Overview:  This position will be responsible for preparing a variety of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (CEs, EAs, EISs) on existing TxDOT and municipal environmental services contracts; assist with biological assessments and preparation of Section 401 and 404 permits, and/or cultural resources investigations for the private and public sector.  This position does require some fieldwork as appropriate.  *Statewide search – the selected candidate will work from one of our Texas office locations: Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio.*



·      Direct/Conduct literature research for environmental constraints of proposed projects

·      Direct/Conduct socioeconomic and land use analyses for varied projects

·      Prepare environmental documentation, including NEPA documentation (CE, EA, and EIS) for FHWA and FTA, Section 401 and 404 permits and Threatened and Endangered Species Survey Reports, and/or cultural resources reports

·      Manage environmental compliance project budgets and schedules; perform some QA/QC

·      Assist in preparation and attendance at meetings/communication with federal, state and local agency representatives

·      Assist with responses to Requests for Qualifications


·      Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in environmental sciences, transportation planning, environmental planning, anthropology/archeology, history, or other similar discipline. Advanced degree a plus

·      5 years' experience with preparing transportation NEPA documentation and environmental permits

·      Professional certification including AICP or GISP preferred

·      Knowledge of other environmental regulations such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and Environmental Justice requirements of Executive Order 12898, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act

·      Experience authoring environmental documents and permit applications

·      Independent research and problem solving skills within a work environment

·      Exceptional technical writing skills

·      Exceptional oral and written communications skills

·      TxDOT environmental pre-certifications preferred

·      Must be proficient in MS Word and MS Excel; proficiency in ArcGIS preferred

·      Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

·      Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with all level of employees in an organization

·      Must be flexible to work within the office hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday; occasional overtime as need to meet project deadlines


Preferred Qualifications:

·      Advanced degree

·      Professional certification – AICP, GISP, PG, or RPA

·      TxDOT environmental pre-certifications preferred




Application Link:


Angela Aelvoet Senior Technical Recruiter
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
TBPE Firm Registration #470 | TBPLS Firm Registration #10028800 

2000 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78213
P: 210.375.9000 | E: AAelvoet@...

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