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Environmental Scientist/Planner

Yonkers or Mineola NY

Job ID: 2020-1139


PS&S is an award-winning “one-stop shop” of architecture and engineering excellence. The depth and breadth of our expertise has helped PS&S grow into a firm of more than 260 professionals offering multi-disciplined, full-service architecture, engineering, design and environmental consulting services.

We offer a single source for planning, design and regulatory compliance services on diverse projects across a number of market segments -- education, energy/utilities, hospitality/entertainment, infrastructure/public improvement, real estate and science/technology. Our ability to present virtually all engineering disciplines side by side with our architectural services allows us to respond, quickly and efficiently, to clients’ unique needs. Having proudly served a sophisticated client base operating in numerous industries, we know the importance of developing the most on-time, cost-effective and high-quality solutions to the most difficult client challenges. Our success is measured by the success of our clients; the success of each project is our number one priority.

Position may be based out of our Yonkers, NY or Mineola, NY offices.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare and file environmental permit applications and provide technical support for regulatory approvals associated with energy and real estate projects

Work in multi-disciplined team of engineers, scientists, planners and other technical professionals in assembling regulatory compliant environmental plans and studies

Perform wetland delineations, habitat assessments, vegetation surveys and site remediation tasks

Perform construction-phase erosion and sediment control inspections and permit condition compliance inspections

Prepare EAF, Expanded EA, and EIS environmental planning documentation pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)

Prepare phase 1’s and phase 2’s

Field inspection/oversight of projects

Assist with client maintenance and new project development

Involvement in proposal preparation and business development with key clients

Interface with environmental regulatory agencies and local government officials, as necessary

Assist with and possibly attend and participate in public meetings and hearings, asnecessary


Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, urban planning, or related field required. Master’s degree highly desirable

2-5 years of relevant post-degree work experience regarding the above.

Strong technical writing and communication skills

Familiarity environmental documents and regulatory submissions associated with electric substation, distribution, and transmission projects

Familiarity with the environmental review process and the preparation of documents pursuant to the SEQRA, phase 1 and phase 2 protocols and NYSDEC requirements

Sharp attention to detail

OSHA 40-hour training preferred

Technical expertise in one or more of the following impact areas highly desirable: wetlands, surface waters and water quality, stormwater management, endangered species, noise, visual resources

Knowledge and experience of the regulatory requirements associated with Article VII of New York Public Service Law highly desirable

E/AICP or other professional licenses or certifications highly desirable



Posted May 12, 2020

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