Planner/NEPA Specialist

Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Added: March 11, 2024

Bolton & Menk has a great opportunity for a Planner/NEPA Specialist to join our Transportation Planning team. For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. As a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace in Minnesota, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a great team of professionals and help make a difference in our local communities!

As a Planner, you will be part of a fast-paced environment, supporting Project Managers for services related to transportation planning, state/federal environmental reviews and documentation, land use analysis, policy research and implementation. If you enjoy working on multiple projects & collaborating with others, this is a great opportunity!

What You Will Be Doing

  • Assisting Project Managers with corridor planning, transportation needs analysis, alternatives evaluation and screening, and impact assessments.
  • Performing basic computations, researching and preparing rough drafts of preliminary reports, feasibility studies, and state/federal level environmental reviews.

What We Are Looking For

  • Knowledge and prior experience with environmental review and documentation, as it pertains to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Experienced in working with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and stakeholders on transportation projects
  • Knowledge of transportation planning methods and application at the local and regional level
  • Experience researching methods and statistical principles related to urban/rural growth and development
  • Applied knowledge of methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentations
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills
  • Ability to work well within a team atmosphere
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, Microsoft Teams, Adobe products, and GIS

Education And Experience

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban and regional planning, urban studies, natural or environmental sciences, or affiliated degrees.
  • 4+ years’ experience working with NEPA documentation and/or environmental review and/or permitting
  • Experience writing and reviewing technical reports, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, strongly preferred


For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard-working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENRs Top 500 Design Firms, a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace in Minnesota and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. With over 900 employees in Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, and South Carolina, there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available. Learn more about our history here:

Our Benefits

At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules, and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team.

It is our responsibility and privilege to embrace the diversity of people, thoughts, and experiences necessary to develop infrastructure systems that serve all people. Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer including disability and vets.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.