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Jacobs Environmental Planner in Houston, Texas

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, you’ll work for a company that strives to provide opportunities for employees to learn, grow and thrive. When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re focused on cleaning up our communities today to improve our tomorrow.   

As an Environmental Planner based out of Houston, Texas you’ll have the opportunity to use your specialized in-depth knowledge and play a role in all stages of performing alternative analyses and play a role in public involvement for a variety of transportation, water and utility projects for a diverse public and private client base. You’ll work independently to solve a range of complex problems as you grow your career. You’ll use best practices of NEPA and other environmental regulations to prepare well written environmental documentation for our clients. You’ll also research and prepare technical reports for NEPA documents, prepare permit applications as well as coordinate regulatory permitting issues with internal and regulatory agency staff.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Geography, Biology/Ecology, History, Archaeology, Historic Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field 

  • Progressive experience in environmental planning

  • Understanding and experience preparing environmental documentation

  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a collaborative team contributing to the preparation of environmental documentation for a diverse range of projects

  • Experience supporting public involvement, agency coordination and interfacing with stakeholders and professionals

_Ideally, You’ll Also Have: _

  • Master’s degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental Planning; Environmental Science; Geography; Biology/Ecology; Landscape Architecture or a related field 

  • Experience with state or local environmental requirements (i.e., California Environmental Quality Act)

  • Experience delivering NEPA documents for federal land management agencies

  • Experience preparing Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements

  • Specialized area of experience, such as wetland delineation and permitting, visual impact assessments, Environmental Justice analysis, and other areas

  • Experience with Federal Lands Highway Divisions

  • Experience with water development projects

  • Experience with GIS for resource identification, mapping, and analysis

  • Ability to read technical design drawings

  • Understanding of project development processes and how environmental and planning activities fit within project delivery

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.