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Located in Melville, NY and the lower Hudson Valley, NPV is an environmental planning firm providing a wide range of professional services. With over 20 years of industry experience, NPV continually seeks talented and dedicated individuals to join our growing team of AICP-certified planners, economists, ecologists, hydrologists, certified environmental professionals, grants specialists and GIS specialists.   NPV offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, a professional working environment, and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting and innovative projects.  Our workplace encourages innovation, creativity and camaraderie.  Check out our open positions below.

NPV is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Career Postings

POSTED May 17th, 2024 apply

Environmental Planners/Scientists Mid-Level – Long Island Office

Nelson Pope Voorhis is an environmental planning firm with offices in Melville, NY, and in the lower Hudson Valley providing a wide range of professional services. NPV continually seeks talented, enthusiastic individuals to join our growing team of planners, economists, ecologists, hydrologists, certified environmental professionals, grants specialists, and GIS specialists. NPV offers competitive salaries, full benefits, a professional collaborative working environment, and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting and innovative projects. Our workplace encourages innovation, creativity, and camaraderie.

NPV has immediate openings for environmental planners/scientists with experience in the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements and all aspects of compliance with the requirements of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), NYC (CEQR), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Work assignments will involve management and development of technical sections for environmental impact analysis, management of technical analysis prepared by subconsultants and compilation of Draft and Final EIS documents. Ideally the candidate will have experience working directly with clients and review agencies; and experience with providing expert testimony at public hearings. Competent writing, research, organizational and analytical skills are required.

This is a mid to senior level position with opportunities to work in a wide range of services to have impact and positive change on the environment as well as advance in senior management.

Responsibilities
• Manage projects. Work with junior staff to delegate sections and review interim products in the preparation of NEPA, SEQR and CEQR documents, Central Pine Barrens Applications, complex land use applications, and long-range scientific studies including watershed     management and invasive species management plans.
• Oversee and provide support in a wide variety of environmental projects.
• Working directly with principals/partners and junior staff to produce products and meet client goals.
• Review development applications (site and subdivision plans, special use permits), SEQRA compliance, report preparation, and attend project related meetings and public hearings.
• Complete planning/zoning studies.

Skill Requirements
• Project management experience.
• Advanced knowledge and experience in the principles, practices & techniques of environmental and land use planning, and a working knowledge of New York State land use and environmental regulations.
• Environmental analysis, including Environmental Impact Statements for public and private clients; perform environmental analysis for NEPA, SEQR and CEQR documentation, identify mitigation measures and prepare professionally written products.
• Experience in the preparation of planning and scientific studies.
• Current in latest environmental planning subject matter, practices, regulations, and techniques and up to date on spatial analysis tools, environmental research methods, and current issues.
• Mentoring skills to teach and coach junior staff.
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills.

Salary and Benefits
NPV offers a competitive salary commensurate with the level of education and professional experience as well as medical and other benefits.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should apply online. Please submit a letter of interest, a resume and at least one technical writing sample (attached as a single PDF file).

 

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POSTED November 16th, 2023 apply

Ecological Designer/Project Manager – Long Island Office

NPV is growing, and seeks an ecological designer/project manager to join our team of environmental planners, scientists, and designers. NPV is a small, close-knit group that collaborates on a wide range of exciting, environmentally focused public, and private sector projects with access to a larger multi-disciplinary team within Nelson + Pope our engineering, architecture and land surveying affiliate at our fingertips, if we need it. We integrate design, engineering, and environmental planning for high quality-built work. NPV offers a welcoming, culturally diverse workplace with competitive salaries, a generous suite of benefits, a collaborative and inclusive working environment, and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of project types. Our inclusive workplace encourages flexibility, innovation, creativity, camaraderie, and fun. Long Island is known for its natural beauty and high quality lifestyle amenities while being within commuting distance to New York City.

NPV is seeking an experienced, initiative-taking, and energetic Ecological Designer/Project Manager to work in our Melville office on Long Island to support our work with numerous municipal and private clients in a wide range of creative projects. This is a mid-level position with opportunities for advancement and to have positive impact and change on the built environment as well as to work closely with multidisciplinary team members.

The full range of potential projects that this candidate will lead and manage is very diverse from master planning, green infrastructure site design and ecological rehabilitation and restoration for a full realm of public and private sector clients that have a creative, positive impact on our environment.

Key Skills & Expertise
• Deep passion and knowledge for design conception, development, and execution of related work products.
• Project management experience to successfully manage clients, teams, budgets, and schedules, on concurrent projects of a diverse nature.
• Solid proficiency in digital communication for both conceptual and construction documentation for a variety of project types and for a diverse range of clients.
• Field inventory and analysis as well as construction management knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications
• Degree in landscape architecture or other equivalent degree or experience.
• 5-7 years of experience working in a professional capacity providing the relevant experience, managing/leading projects of various scales and complexity with proficiency in digital design software.
• Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel. SketchUp Rhino and Lumeon or other 3D experience is highly desirable.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Experience managing projects of various scales from master planning through construction implementation.
• Project development experience, including public engagement, design, construction detailing, specification writing, and construction administration.
• Excellent graphics, writing, and oral communication skills.
• Planting design proficiency and knowledge of planting materials and techniques.

Salary & Benefits
NPV offers a competitive salary commensurate with level of education and professional experience and offers strong health, paid time off, work life balance, 401K, and other benefits as well as flexible, remote work options. Extensive learning and educational work environment with strong day to day mentorship as well as formal training opportunities.

Interested candidates should apply online. Please submit a resume and a letter of interest (in a one pdf file).

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POSTED November 9th, 2023 apply

Senior Level Environmental Planner – Long Island Office

NPV is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and energetic Senior Environmental Planner to work in our Melville office on Long Island to support our work with numerous municipal and private clients on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley.  This is a senior level position with opportunities to work in a wide range of services to have impact and positive change on the environment as well as advance in senior management.

Responsibilities

Project/Team Management

  • Oversee and provide support in a wide variety of environmental and planning projects.
  • Working directly with principals/partners and junior staff to produce products and meet client goals.
  • Manage planning projects. Work with junior staff to delegate sections and review interim products in the preparation of planning/zoning studies (including Comprehensive Plans, Blight Studies and Urban Renewal Plans, Special Long Range Planning Studies, BOAs and LWRPs)
  • Preparation of products which incorporate visual elements and figures to accompany narrative.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate community engagement efforts related to planning studies.
  • Communicate with clients, colleagues and subconsultants independently as needed and in a professional manner.


The full range of potential projects is very diverse – including waterfront revitalization plans, municipal comprehensive plans, ecological restoration planning and compliance, water quality improvement plans and many other planning and environmental compliance projects that have positive impact on our environment.


Key Skills and Expertise 

  • Provide municipal board consulting services including review of development applications (site and subdivision plans, special use permits), review for SEQRA compliance, staff report preparation, and attend evening board meetings.
  • SEQRA document preparation, including Environmental Impact Statements for public and private clients; perform environmental analysis for SEQR and CEQR documentation, identify mitigation measures and prepare professionally written products.
  • Remain current in latest environmental planning subject matter, practices, regulations, and techniques. Stay up to date with environmental research methods, tools, and current issues.
  • Review RFPS and identify market opportunities for NPV – manage proposals and participate with partners in business development.
  • Strong written policy, planning and environmental analysis acumen.
  • Mentor and coach junior staff and participate with partners in strategic recruiting and workforce retention.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental/urban planning, environmental science, landscape architecture, or a related field.
  • 10 years of full-time professional experience in environmental planning.
  • 3 years in a project management role.
  • Demonstrated experience as self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Experience managing and preparing planning studies.
  • Strong technical writing, analytical, research, and public speaking skills.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the principles, practices & techniques of environmental and land use planning, and a working knowledge of New York State land use and environmental regulations.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet schedules and budgets.
  • Perform quality assurance and reviews to produce high quality work products.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of full-time professional experience in environmental planning
  • 5 or more years in a project management role
  • Masters degree in related field
  • AICP Certification


Salary and Benefits

NPV offers a competitive salary commensurate with level of education and professional experience and offers flexible hours, professional education and memberships, medical plan options, 401K, and other benefits.

Interested candidates should apply online with their qualifications package.

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POSTED November 6th, 2023 apply

Planner Mid-Senior Level – Hudson Valley Office

Nelson Pope Voorhis Long Island and Hudson Valley teams are seeking mid to senior level planners with 4 to 7 years of experience to grow with our expanding company.

NPV provides planning, environmental, economic development, regulatory and permitting support services to our municipal and private clients. NPV offers a professional collaborative working environment, and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting and innovative projects. Our team of planners, scientists, ecologists, and designers work together to pursue strategies and promote solutions with a goal of creating sustainable developments and communities. Our workplace encourages innovation, creativity, and camaraderie, and flexible schedules to support a balanced work-life environment for our professionals.

Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and manage planning, zoning, environmental and economic reports, studies and plans.
  • Participate in community outreach and public engagement events and prepare presentations.
  • Conduct and manage development application and SEQRA reviews (site and subdivision plans, special use permits), prepare planning reports/memos and attend evening municipal board meetings.
  • Prepare SEQRA documents, including EISs for public and private clients.
  • Provide oversight and mentorship to junior level staff.

Skill Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the principles, practices & techniques of environmental and land use planning, and a working knowledge of New York State land use and environmental regulations. Candidate may have proficiency in related fields including urban design, ecology, hydrology, geology, geography, or similar field.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently.
  • Familiarity with ESRI GIS and/or Adobe products.
  • AICP Certification is preferred.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is generally $65,000-$95,000, and compensation is commensurate with educational, professional, and relevant experience. NPV offers a suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance, mileage and professional fee reimbursement.

Interested candidates should apply online. Please submit a resume and a letter of interest with at least one technical writing sample and one sample of GIS work (in a one pdf file).

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POSTED November 6th, 2023 apply

Planner Mid-Level – Long Island Office

Nelson Pope Voorhis is an environmental planning firm with offices in Melville, NY, and in the lower Hudson Valley providing a wide range of professional services.  NPV continually seeks talented, enthusiastic individuals to join our growing team of planners, economists, ecologists, hydrologists, certified environmental professionals, grants specialists, and GIS specialists.  NPV offers competitive salaries, full benefits, a professional collaborative working environment, and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting and innovative projects.  Our workplace encourages innovation, creativity, and camaraderie.

NPV is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and energetic Planner to work in our Melville office on Long Island to support our work with numerous municipal and private clients on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley.

Responsibilities

  • Complete planning/zoning studies and prepare document graphics.
  • Review development applications (site and subdivision plans, special use permits), SEQRA compliance, report preparation, and for senior candidates, attend evening board meetings as a staff planner for municipal clients within our region.
  • SEQRA document preparation, including EISs, for public and private clients.

Skill Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the principles, practices & techniques of environmental and land use planning, and a working knowledge of New York State land use and environmental regulations. Candidate may have proficiency in related fields including urban design, ecology, hydrology, geology, geography, or similar field.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Familiarity with ESRI GIS.
  • AICP Certification is preferred.

 Salary and Benefits

NPV offers a competitive salary commensurate with the level of education and professional experience as well as medical and other benefits.

Interested candidates should apply online. Please submit a resume and a letter of interest with at least one technical writing sample and one sample of GIS work (in a one pdf file).

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