Resiliency Planner at Kleinfelder, Inc.

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Job Description

Take Your Environmental Career to the Next Level

Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder’s Environmental team is looking for you! From environmental planning, permitting, remediation, and site characterization to chemical data management and hydrogeology, Kleinfelder offers a variety of services designed to provide technically appropriate and cost-effective solutions.

Step into Your New Role

We are seeking a Resiliency Planner to join our growing engineering and planning group in Boston, MA . The ideal candidate will thrive as a vital part of a resourceful and collaborative water/climate resilience team. They will have a commitment to quality, innovation, and excellence, while appreciating the growth opportunities and investment we make in our people.

Our climate resiliency team has been an industry leader over the past decade in vulnerability assessment and climate adaptation planning. This position will help lead, inspire, and support our growing climate resilience practice across multiple geographies. Our resilience planning practice is a highly integrated group of professionals performing policy analysis, technical assessment, planning, design and construction and community outreach and engagement . Related areas of technical focus for this position include but are not limited to: climate adaptation and resiliency , vulnerability and risk assessment, hazard mitigation , social vulnerability and equity, and community resilience planning and engagement .

Candidates must have strong technical expertise , particularly in urban/regional planning, environmental science, urban sustainability, climate adaptation and climate resiliency. The candidate will be fully capable of providing technical leadership and direction to project teams and mentoring of staff. Candidates must possess excellent organizational, communication and technical writing skills.

Desired Skills / Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning , Engineering, Environmental Science , Urban Planning, Urban Design or Policy; Master's Degree in relevant discipline is a plus

  • AICP certifi cation (or ability to become AICP certified in near term ) preferred;

  • Ability to work in a team environment with staff from different disciplines and technical backgrounds ;

  • Experience with one or more of the following is a plus: hazard mitigation planning, FEMA NFIP C ommunity R ating S ystem, comprehensive planning, recovery planning, climate adaptation planning, resiliency planning, emergency operations planning, energy assurance planning, and business continuity planning ;

  • Knowledge and past project and/or research experience involving environmental justice, equity, and/or social vulnerability analyses. In particular, experience working with key datasets (EPA’s EJSCREEN, CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index, FEMA, State-level EJ datasets, American Community Survey census tract and block group datasets) is strongly preferred ;

  • Experience coordinating and leading community outreach and engagement activities ;

  • Relevant technical programs: GIS, Microsoft Suite, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator ;

  • Working knowledge of state climate adaptation and resiliency programs ( e.g., MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, MA Coastal Zone Management - Coastal Resiliency, Rhode Island Municipal Resilience Program , Resilient Connecticut ) or experience with relevant FEMA tools (e.g., Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool, National Risk Index) is a plus ;

  • Past project or research experience with Affordable Housing projects, CDBG program , Historic/Cultural Resources or Community Preservation Act projects is a plus .

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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