Salary: $90k – 110k, depending on experience

The Watershed Company, a regional leader in science-based planning and design, is seeking experienced candidates within the fields of land use and environmental planning and permitting for a fulltime (32 hours plus) Mid to Senior Level Planner. Successful candidates will work with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished scientists, planners, engineers, arborists, and landscape architects in a growing 40-year-old employee-owned company based in Kirkland, Washington. In addition to our Kirkland office, we have several offices conveniently located throughout the Puget Sound area, including:

• Seattle

• Mount Vernon

• Whidbey Island

• Federal Way

Duties and Expectations

  • Lead project teams, including subconsultants on complex projects, including comprehensive plans and shoreline master program updates

  • Preparation and coordination of environmental permits and documentation, including Section 404/401, HPA, shoreline, critical area permits, SEPA/NEPA, and preparation of Environmental Impact Statements

  • Assist with development of environmental policy that protects natural resources in concert with the interests of people and communities to create sustainable solutions

  • Ability to juggle competing demands and identify critical path

  • Interacting and communicating with clients, regulators, and staff at all levels

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to use standard computer programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • Occasional travel in locations across the Pacific Northwest

Desired Experience:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience performing above duties

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental science, or a related field

  • Experience in long-range planning, including comprehensive planning under GMA and shoreline master program updates. Additional land use planning experience is preferred.

  • Strong understanding of Washington State’s environmental and land use laws

  • Experience with local, state, and federal permitting

  • Ability to work cooperatively on multidisciplinary projects

  • Experience in oral presentations

Salary and Benefits
Salary range is $90k – 110k, depending on experience. Benefits include medical/dental insurance, continuing education, performance bonuses, retirement program with future matched payments and opportunities for ownership.

The Watershed Company is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and respected. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability. Individuals of all cultures, communities, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Send cover letter and resume to Michael Sands at
Please include the words “Senior Planner” in the subject line.