What does an Environmental Restoration Planner do?

Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.

Jobs Roles

  • Notify regulatory or permitting agencies of deviations from implemented remediation plans.
  • Develop environmental restoration project schedules and budgets.
  • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to maintain or restore environmental conditions.
  • Create diagrams to communicate environmental remediation planning using geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), or other mapping or diagramming software.
  • Apply for permits required for the implementation of environmental remediation projects.
  • Review existing environmental remediation designs.
  • Supervise and provide technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats.
  • Provide technical direction on environmental planning to energy engineers, biologists, geologists, or other professionals working to develop restoration plans or strategies.
  • Plan or supervise environmental studies to achieve compliance with environmental regulations in construction, modification, operation, acquisition, or divestiture of facilities such as power plants.
  • Inspect active remediation sites to ensure compliance with environmental or safety policies, standards, or regulations.
  • Plan environmental restoration projects, using biological databases, environmental strategies, and planning software.
  • Identify short- and long-term impacts of environmental remediation activities.
  • Identify environmental mitigation alternatives, ensuring compliance with applicable standards, laws, or regulations.
  • Create environmental models or simulations, using geographic information system (GIS) data and knowledge of particular ecosystems or ecological regions.
  • Conduct feasibility and cost-benefit studies for environmental remediation projects.
  • Conduct environmental impact studies to examine the ecological effects of pollutants, disease, human activities, nature, and climate change.
  • Communicate findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals.
  • Collect and analyze data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs.
  • Develop natural resource management plans, using knowledge of environmental planning or state and federal environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Develop environmental management or restoration plans for sites with power transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, fuel refineries, geothermal plants, wind farms, or solar farms.
  • Create habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control.
  • Conduct site assessments to certify a habitat or to ascertain environmental damage or restoration needs.
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