Senior Environmental Planning and Permitting Professional

ID 2024-7314
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Alewife Stormwater Wetland


Take Your Environmental Planning and Permitting Career to the Next Level 

Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Environmental Planning and Permitting (EP&P) Team is looking for you! Our EP&P Team provides technically appropriate and cost-effective solutions to a wide variety of clients.  As part of a broad eco-system comprised of various geographies and areas of expertise, you will be part of these solutions for clients in our Water/Wastewater, Transportation, Energy, Oil and Gas, and Commercial and Private Markets.  You will be continuously challenged and will see your career benefit from the diversity of existing and new opportunities.


Step into Your New Role 

Kleinfelder has an exceptionally strong portfolio of Client relationships in the Water/Wastewater, Transportation, Energy, Oil and Gas, and Commercial and Private Markets that is driving our ability to further grow and diversify our business. EP&P is a highly valued and critical part of our growth plan. We are seeking an experienced Environmental Professional to join the Kleinfelder EP&P Team in the Southern New England Area.


The successful candidate should be a self-starter who can perform wetland and other natural resources surveys, environmental permitting, and natural resources planning activities for a variety of projects including Transportation, Energy, Water/Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Construction. The position requires strong collaboration skills, project management, and client engagement in support of our Clients in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Some limited travel within this region will be required for this position. Kleinfelder offers a hybrid in office/remote work environment. Assigned offices could be in Boston or Worcester, MA or Rocky Hill, CT.


This position provides a great career-growth opportunity for an energetic person who can effectively collaborate with operational and business development leadership across our entire Eastern Division to execute our shared growth strategy.


The ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • Independent thinker and a self-starter, able to work independently when needed
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively engage directly with staff, leadership, and clients
  • Robust regulatory and agency expertise primarily in Massachusetts and municipalities, secondary knowledge of Connecticut.
  • Experience presenting to and obtaining Conservation Commission approvals
  • Strong experience working with state and federal regulations, including all steps of design, submittal, and regulatory interface associated with permits under:
    • Section 401/404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA)
    • State/local wetlands, waterways, and floodplain regulations
    • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits a plus
    • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) a plus
  • Strong technical writing and QA/QC skills
  • Ability to effectively deliver and review proposals and reports
  • Experience with state and federal T&E consultations
  • Connecticut Qualified Soil Scientist a plus
  • SWS Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification a plus


All candidates require:

  • BS in Environmental, Biological, Ecological Science, Environmental Policy or related field; Masters in a relevant subject area is a plus;
  • 8-10 plus years of relevant environmental consulting and/or agency employment experience in the region;
  • Prior experience working and coordinating with regulatory agencies.


Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver.


Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 



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