Aviation Environmental Specialist

Job Locations US-OH-Gahanna
# of Openings
Environmental Services
Job Level

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking an Environmental Specialist IV for our Aviation Practice. 


This individual will be part of the newly formed Environmental Stewardship and Resiliency (ESR) Service Group providing environmental compliance and planning consulting services to Aviation clients nationally. As a key member of the ESR Service Group, this individual will help Aviation project managers and professionals identify and resolve environmental compliance challenges associated with large building and infrastructure programs as well as ongoing airport operations. Further, the individual will help identify and incorporate sustainability measures and approaches to make our projects more resilient to the ever changing conditions with which our nation's airports operate. The Columbus PM staff position will provide direct support for activities related to ESR, project pursuits and project delivery in the Great Lakes region and the practice firm-wide. The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years' experience providing a broad array of aviation and private industry environmental compliance and planning services. Broad compliance expertise in water (drinking, storm, and industrial waste), storm-water permitting, oil spill prevention and management, fuel management, hazardous and non-hazardous materials and waste management, and compliance management system and auditing programs desired. Interests in developing proactive environmental programs and plans including operational sustainability, restoration and long-term adaptation and resiliency.



  • Requires an accredited Bachelor's or  Master's degree in environmental sciences, Engineering, or related field
  • Experience preparing regulatory documents needed to meet federal and state-specific environmental laws and regulations and FAA orders associated with compliance with federal laws and regulations. Experience in preparing NEPA documentation for airport improvement projects a plus.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is essential for use in completing assignments
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment and be highly responsive to client deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced understanding of airport environment and associated operations
  • Sustainability rating system certifications (LEED, Envision, etc.) or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Certification by a professional society or a state regulatory board in the discipline of practice is desired, if applicable. These certifications or registrations may include but are not limited to Certified Environmental Professional (C.E.P.), Certified Ecologist (C.E.), or registered Professional Engineer (PE – Civil/Environmental) or Professional Geologists (PG)

Core Competencies:


In addition to the position’s skills, education and experience requirements, the following RS&H competencies are considered foundational to understanding performance, now and in the future.


·         Teamwork

·         Leadership

·         Change Orientation

·         Communication

·         Ingenuity

·         Client Focus


If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply. 

The Team

Joining our Aviation team means an opportunity to explore your potential and apply your diverse skills to serve the large and small airports of the aviation industry as a trusted advisor.  You can do this in a collaborative and team-oriented environment among other driven professionals. Service areas include airfields, buildings, facility planning, environmental planning, and environmental stewardship & resiliency.  Join RS&H to define and master challenges, advance professionally, and build strong and lasting relationships.

The Company

RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services to help clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space.  We are committed to bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation.  With a tradition of excellence that began in 1941, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 design firms.  We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, quality service, business success and valuing associates.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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