Regulatory Specialist

PND Engineers, Inc. Published: September 26, 2019
Seattle, Washington
Job Type
Engineering / Planning / Land Use / Project Management /

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~ When you join PND Engineers, you become part of one of the country’s premier civil/structural consulting engineering firms. Now in our 40th year of operations, we are a young firm, and we will retain the perspective of a young company as we continually adapt and innovate to meet our clients’ changing needs in an evolving market. Join our focused, ambitious, and energetic team of just over 100 across several offices in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Texas. ~ 

Our firm is guided by the following values:

  • Provide clients with the best possible engineering and planning services;
  • Take time for family, colleagues, and friends who are all part of our extended family;
  • Maintain respect, openness, honesty, and good humor in our business and personal lives.

Position Overview

We're seeking an experienced, self-driven permitting professional to fill our Regulatory Specialist position and join our Seattle, Washington, engineering team. You’ll play a key role in the permitting of civil and structural engineering projects in Washington state and beyond. You’ll be involved in a wide range of environmental, permitting, and scientific topics to support both permitting and design of marine infrastructure, bridges, buildings and more.

Note: PND’s Seattle office is conveniently located near freeway access and mass transit. PND offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including overtime premium, discretionary bonuses, and outstanding profit sharing retirement plan.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan for and coordinate efficient environmental and regulatory review and permitting of projects, including preparing applications to agencies and jurisdictional entities and managing projects by preparing and managing schedules and budgets.
  • Obtain necessary approvals for site investigation surveys and planning for surveys or assessments to comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate development of permit drawings and environmental compliance plans with engineering teams.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with agency personnel, clients, and other key stakeholders.
  • Manage or support management of external consultants undertaking surveys and studies to support the permitting process.
  • Write and edit technical reports and proposals.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree within a relevant field:  environmental policy, planning, engineering, or natural sciences.
  • At least three to five years of related permitting and land use experience.
  • Experience with USACE, NMFS, and USFWS regulatory processes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work seamlessly in team support and team leadership roles.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-direction.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Valid drivers’ license and good driving record required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Water/marine related project experience.
  • Experience with Washington JARPA and Washington Dept. of Ecology procedures.
  • WSDOT Certified Senior Author of Biological Evaluations
  • Eelgrass delineation and wetland delineation certifications

Equal Opportunity Employer Women/Minority/Disabled/Veteran

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