Experienced Planner – Simpson Engineers & Assoicates

Simpson Engineers & Associates has an opening for an experienced planner to join our team. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience working within the umbrella of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and with preparation of environmental documents (Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments/FONSIs and Environmental Impact Statements).

Job Duties include:

  • Serve as the managing author of NEPA/SEPA and related documents;
  • Development and implementation of public involvement plans;
  • Environmental analysis, both beneficial and negative, of projects;
  • Preparation of technical reports and project submissions;
  • Preparation of Community Impact Assessments; and
  • Project management tasks such as creation of scopes of services, estimates, sub-consultant coordination and schedule control.

Education and Experience

Minimum of a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to transportation planning, (including but not limited to planning, geography, public administration, environmental policy, engineering and/or natural resources); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Master’s degree in a related field is a plus.  Additionally, a minimum of 5-years of related work experience.

Applicable experience and abilities includes:

  • Knowledge of the planning process and familiarity with federal and state environmental laws and regulations;
  • Strong writing and organization skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to conduct technical analysis and distill the information for the general public’s consumption;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team members to meet project deliverables and deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to communicate with clients in a professional and responsive manner to address needs and creatively resolve challenges;
  • Knowledge of transportation planning principles; and
  • Proficiency with ARCGIS a plus.


$75,000+ based on experience


Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

Angela Ray, Office Manager

Simpson Engineers & Associates, P.C.

5640 Dillard Drive, Suite 200

Cary, NC 27518