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Environmental Planner I

Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, MD, USA

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About the Role

We are seeking an Environmental Planner I to join our expanding team of professionals.

Under the guidance of a Senior Environmental Planner:
• Assist in preparing environmental (NEPA) documentation including Categorical Exclusions and Environmental Assessments
• Complete research to provide supporting information for technical environmental studies such as community effects, indirect and cumulative effects, noise, air, etc.
• Review engineering plans to ascertain environmental impacts
• Assist with developing strategies and/or alternatives to avoid or minimize impacts to resources and mitigate unavoidable impacts
• Assist with agency coordination and preparing project meeting materials, as needed

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Julie Newman, Human Resources Manager (


Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field

  • Ability to work independently and problem solve

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite of software applications

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Understanding of environmental regulations such as NEPA, Section 4(f), Section 106, Section 404, Section 7, and Environmental Justice

  • Experience preparing sections of NEPA documents

  • Experience coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies to facilitate environmental review

  • Independent research, data collection, and impact analysis experience

  • Technical writing, as well as reviewing and proofreading of materials for content, grammar, and style

About the Company

Blackwater Environmental Group, a small but growing woman-owned environmental consulting firm located in Baltimore County, MD, provides environmental planning services focused within the transportation and utility industries. At Blackwater, you will enjoy a flexible, friendly work culture. We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience as well as a benefits package including health, dental, vision, and company paid short-term disability and life insurance paid time off, and a 401(k) retirement plan with company matching. Blackwater also offers professional development including certifications, advanced education courses, and training.

Blackwater Environmental Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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