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SWCA Environmental Consultants Environmental Planner/Visual Resources Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada

About the opportunity

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding our environmental planning/ visual resource team and is looking for a dynamic individual interested in following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work. SWCA Consultants has an opportunity for an Environmental Planner/ Visual Resources Specialist to join us. This position can sit in any of the following offices: Flagstaff, Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada or Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this role you will support the environmental planning team in the development of analytical products related to visual resources and findings for environmental documents for local, state, and federal agencies.

When applying for this opening, please also include a portfolio of work demonstrating use of Autodesk 3ds Max, Sketch Up and Adobe Suite (Photoshop and InDesign).

What you will accomplish

  • Serve as an environmental planner and visual resource specialist assisting in the inventory and analysis of visual resources and impacts associated with proposed projects following local, state, and federal guidance.

  • Develop photorealistic simulations and graphic layouts.

  • Assist in technical writing for environmental documents with a primary focus on visual and recreation resources.

  • Ensure project quality, schedule, and budget objectives.

  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively.

  • Work closely with resource teams, project managers, and senior leadership throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherences to its mission, vision, and values.

  • Willingness to learn, have fun, and grow into increased management responsibilities.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or landscape architecture.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible and applicable experience in environmental planning; landscape architecture or planning with emphasis on the development of photorealistic simulations related to mining, generation, energy transmission, or renewable energy infrastructure.

  • Team oriented with a “can-do” spirit that is adaptable to learning new topics and supporting a multi-faceted team.

  • Proficiency in orienteering skills using a compass and GPS equipment; reading and interpreting aerial imagery, topographical maps, and design drawings to interpret spatial relationships.

  • Familiarity with photography and DSLR cameras.

  • Must be able to work in varied climates and topography.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to take a logical approach to tasks.

  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and graphic.

  • Clean driving record required.

  • Ability to travel as needed for projects throughout the western U.S.

  • Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills and proficiency using AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max and other graphics software; SketchUp; Adobe Suite with primary emphasis on Photoshop and InDesign; knowledge of ArcGIS platforms and the FAA Glare Online Tool a plus.

  • Working knowledge of NEPA other state and federal environmental laws and regulations.

  • Experience in technical writing to support the development of environmental documents.

  • Experience working with local, state, and federal agencies; understanding of federal agency visual resource programs and manuals. Knowledge of CEQA aesthetics guidance a plus.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Requisition Number2020-11089

of Openings1

Office LocationUS-NV-Las Vegas

ProgramEnvironmental Planning/Permitting

Hire TypeRegular