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Senior Analyst - Highway Noise Specialist

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Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, MD, USA

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About the Role

We are seeking an Environmental Planner III to join our expanding team of professionals. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $125,000 annually.

• Perform highway traffic noise analyses, including occasional field work to collect sound level data
• Perform data collection from MicroStation roadway design files or ArcGIS for incorporation into the FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM) v2.5
• Analyze raw data and compile into applicable Microsoft Office templates
• Prepare maps, figures, text and tables for technical noise reports
• Conduct project-level air quality analyses for various pollutants, (including particulate matter (PM2.5), carbon monoxide (CO) and MSATs) for transportation projects
• Conduct quantitative GHG analyses using appropriate modeling methodology
• Prepare maps, figures, text and tables for technical air quality reports

*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, landscape architecture, or a related environmental or engineering field  

  • Master’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field (degree can be substituted for having 18+ years of practical experience) 

  • 10+ years of practical experience in analysis of Acoustic and/or Air Quality Impacts for transportation projects 

  • Expert in ArcGIS 

  • Mastery of computer-aided design software (MicroStation, AutoCAD, etc.) 

  • Proficiency with FHWA’s Traffic Noise Model (TNM)/TNM 2.5 Training Certificate 

  • Strong knowledge of FHWA guidance on highway and noise impacts and abatement 

  • Proficiency with travel demand forecasting and interpretation of traffic data 

  • Strong understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Clean Air Act 

  • Extensive experience with the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) and CAL3QHC 

  • Extensive experience preparing sections of NEPA documents 

  • Significant independent research, data collection, and impact analysis experience 

  • Demonstrated proficiency with technical writing, as well as reviewing and proofreading of materials for content, grammar, and style 

  • Ability to work independently and problem solve 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities 

  • Ability to make critical decisions with limited guidance while ensuring visibility into those decisions 

About the Company

Blackwater Environmental Group, a small but growing woman-owned environmental consulting firm located in Baltimore County, MD, provides environmental and 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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