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Environmental Location Studies Coordinator

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has an outstanding opportunity in our Environmental Division.

The Environmental Division balances concern for the environment with transportation needs. Environmental issues are considered in planning, delivering, operating and maintaining the transportation infrastructure. The environmental process is governed by numerous laws, regulations, and public interests. VDOT’s environmental team has expertise in a broad range of areas including air quality, cultural resources, hazardous materials, The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has an outstanding opportunity in our Environmental Division.

We are seeking an experienced professional to manage complex transportation location studies which include the development of Environmental Impact Statements pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The successful candidate will lead project teams responsible for securing CTB location approval and FHWA NEPA Decisions.

Specific responsibilities include:
Location Studies Management – Lead large and diverse project teams responsible for securing state and federal approval of NEPA location studies including Environmental Impact Statements. Ensure the scope of issues to be addressed and the study objectives are defined before location studies are initiated. Document study development, deliverables and decisions.

Project Management Establish, monitor and control project work plans, communication plans, costs and schedules.

Location Studies Products Review all location study products before deliverables are finalized. Review scoping documents, schedule documents, cost documents and NEPA documents. Ensure consistency in environmental document review. Support FHWA and Attorney Generals staff in response to legal challenges.

Please note multiple vacancies may be filled from this recruitment effort.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge/experience in the review, development and/or management of Environmental Impact Statements and/or associated technical studies; project development processes; project management; and state and federal environmental regulations/procedures including NEPA. Demonstrated experience in the management of complex NEPA studies and an ability to represent VDOT in front of elected officials, agency heads, and appointed officials regarding these issues is anticipated. Ability to read roadway engineering plans and develop avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures for environmental impacts. Skilled in use PC and MS Office programs. Effective oral and written communication, problem solving and decision making skills are desired.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in environmental management, environmental engineering, or related field preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree. Experience in the development of multi-alternative environmental assessments related to transportation projects. Extensive experience as a Manager of NEPA on complex multi-alternative highway projects.