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Stantec Permitting Specialist in Bellevue, Washington

Permitting Specialist - ( 230002IZ )


Stantec’s Environmental Services team is grounded in safety, quality, and ethics; and our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that is critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s Environmental Services team is seeking mid-level Permitting Specialist with demonstrated experience in infrastructure permitting and regulatory compliance to assist with acquisition, management, and implementation of permits and approvals for construction, commissioning, and operation of the Willamette Water Supply Program (WWSP), a $1.6-billion water supply program. These permits and related regulatory commitments enable program compliance and progress and include, but are not limited to, natural and cultural resources, land use, hazardous materials, site development, utilities. The work environment is fast-paced, collaborative, and dynamic and requires a candidate who is both detail-oriented and an effective communicator and collaborator.

This position is based at the WWSP office located in Beaverton, Oregon, but is primarily remote with supervision from a Permitting Manager. The Permitting Specialist interfaces daily with other WWSP permitting staff and consultants, leadership, multiple project teams, leaders and representatives of various functional areas, technical specialists, external design engineers and construction personnel, and others. The position will also integrate with Stantec’s broader Environmental Services team and will provide opportunity to build a professional network and collaborate on projects with professionals in our Portland office and across the western United States.

More information about the WWSP is available at www.ourreliablewater.org.

Your Key Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Assist WWSP teams to manage and update a comprehensive mechanism to inventory and track permits and related regulatory commitments and communicate these requirements to program teams.

  • Collaborate with WWSP personnel and external permitting consultants, design engineers, and construction contractors to prepare permit documentation.

  • Serve as primary point of contact to select regulatory agency representatives.

  • Coordinate with program and project teams to implement risk management plans relating to permits and compliance.

  • Prepare analyses, reports, and presentations to support program and project-level permitting, compliance, impact mitigation, and related activities.

  • Participate in development of permitting-related plans and information to enable the program to transition from construction into long-term operation.

  • Maintain records for permitting, compliance, mitigation, and related activities.

  • Serve as a technical reviewer within the program quality review process.

  • Conduct all work assignments in a safe manner and ensure the safety of others by following established health and safety guidelines and policies.


Your Capabilities

  • Demonstrated general knowledge of infrastructure permitting processes including permits and regulatory commitments related to natural and cultural resources, land use, hazardous materials, site development, utilities. Knowledge of Oregon-specific permitting requirements and/or experience with water/wastewater infrastructure are preferred but not required for this position.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with interdisciplinary teams that may include design, construction, safety, permitting, land use, real estate acquisition, finance and controls, procurement, and public outreach personnel.

  • Strong organizational and file management skills including use of the Microsoft 365 applications and the ability to effectively function with limited supervision while managing multiple and shifting priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as both an individual contributor and team member and to build and maintain positive working relationships.

Education and Experience

  • BS or BA in physical/natural sciences, natural resources, planning, engineering, or a related discipline

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience

  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.

Prior to employment with Stantec, the candidate may be required successfully pass a physical and drug/alcohol screening, if applicable.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):

53,100.00 - 77,000.00 (CA, CO, WA locations only)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

  • Washington state employees are eligible to accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked except for Seattle employees who accrue sick leave in accordance with the city’s paid sick leave law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Oregon-Portland

Other Locations : United States-Washington-Seattle, United States-Washington-Lynnwood, United States-Washington-Bellevue

Work Locations :

Portland OR

Organization : BC-2037 EnvSvcs-US Mountain

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jun 16, 2023, 3:03:52 PM

Req ID: 230002IZ

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans