Senior Environmental Planning Project Manager

Job Locations US-NY-Hauppauge
Environmental/Energy/Natural Resources
Regular Full-Time


VHB is seeking a Senior Environmental Planning Project Manager to join our growing Hauppauge, NY office.


VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.


The Senior Environmental Planning Project Manager will be involved with a variety of projects as a member of the Environmental Planning Team and will be responsible for the leadership, coordination and development of State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for a diverse number of markets including real estate, energy, institutional, transportation and state and local government.


Demonstrated experience with the development of Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements, and a strong understanding of the entitlement process is a must.   Complementary experience with municipal master plans, land use and zoning, urban design, grant writing, community engagement and expert reports and affidavits is desired, but is not necessarily required. The successful candidate should have experience as a Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager or Discipline Lead or another comparable position with a similar skill set, and level of responsibility.  The position requires excellent organizational and management skills and the ability to lead a diverse team of planners, engineers and environmental scientists as well as communicate with clients, municipal reviewing agencies, and the public.   


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Project Executive, Project Manager, and/or Discipline Lead on SEQRA/NEPA compliance projects for a variety of sectors (e.g., real estate, transportation, energy, institutional, and state and local government) on Long Island and in Westchester
  • Prepare and/or review environmental analyses and documentation pursuant to SEQRA/NEPA
  • Coordinate with technical staff and project management teams across disciplines to advance projects
  • Prepare and manage scope, fee and project schedules
  • Serve as technical lead on project pursuits
  • Develop and maintain client relationships to grow business
  • Participate in regional visibility events and help raise VHB’s prominence in the region
  • Mentor and manage junior staff
  • Provide oversight, direction, management, QA/QC, and ongoing open communication to staff and subconsultants
  • Attend and participate in public meetings and hearings

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team-oriented with strong capability to motivate others
  • Must be a motivated self-starter
  • Must demonstrate superior ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates
  • Extensive experience with developing and delivering presentations before reviewing agencies
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • BS/BA in Environmental Science, Urban Planning or related field, masters & AICP preferable
  • 10+ years of professional environmental/planning experience
  • Expert in SEQRA/NEPA; experience with municipal master plans a plus
  • Experience in managing other staff and team members
  • Experience with public presentations and public hearings
  • Project or task management experience

Please submit applications online. 


At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for over 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.




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