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Environmental Planner III

Helena or Billings, MT; Cheyenne or Gillette WY

At KLJ, we love engineering, moving forward, and bringing ideas to life. Our work is more than a project, it's a long-term solution for the communities in which we live and work. We are committed to providing an exceptional experience to our customers – every project, every time. We reimagine what projects can be through innovative planning, design, and support of infrastructure projects of all shapes and sizes.  Join our team and reimagine what your career can be.


*This position may be located in: Helena, MT or Billings, MT


Internal Job ID: 18-0117


Position Purpose

Provide wetland delineations/stream assessment and botany/wildlife services, along with NEPA compliance and permitting for KLJ projects in designated region or area.


Essential Functions

·         Participate in and facilitate meetings with clients, stakeholders and the public

·         Responsible for reports, documents, permits and Quality Assurance and Quality Control review

·         Responsible for contracts, scope of services, schedules and budgets

·         Respond to RFPs and lead interviews

·         Instruct, train and mentor group members

·         Liaison between client, agencies and team members

·         Compliant with KLJ quality standards

·         Utilize effective written and oral communication



·         May serve as a project or client manager

·         May assist with business development and marketing strategy

·         May have supervisory responsibilities for group members and support staff

·         May market to existing or potential clients and obtain work

·         Effectively deal with difficult situations and confrontation both internally and externally



·         A four year degree in Environmental studies or closely related field is required

·         Experience level is 4+

·         Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate motorized vehicles


·         Project management experience is preferred

·         GIS training is highly desired

·         6+ years of experience is desired



Physical Requirements

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

The employee is regularly required to:

·         Sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl

·         Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms

·         Talk or hear and communicate clearly

The employee must:

·         Be able to walk on uneven terrain up to ten miles per day

·         Frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual work 40+ hours per week with 70% of the time spent in the office and 30% in the field.


The salary for this position is expected to range from $62,370 to $76,230 depending on experience.


All applicants must be authorized to work in the US.  KLJ does not sponsor applicants for employment-based visas.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status



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Posted December 31, 2018

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