Publication date: 08.01.2019 REFERENCE: 510#######
Company Company: Avangrid Renewables Job Title: Permitting Manager Ld/Sr Offshore Kitty Hawk Department: Offshore Location: Boston, MA
Business and Department Boston Boston,MA
Description The Permitting Manager will report to the Kitty Hawk Project Director and will be focused on tasks relating to the preparation and submission of required Site Assessment Plan (\"SAP\") and Construction and Operations Plan (\"COP\") in addition to other Federal, State and Local permitting and environmental compliance delivery and support. All tasks will be done in coordination with company personnel in support of Development and Construction of the offshore wind energy project(s) in the Kitty Hawk wind energy area.
The individual will be working as part of a global business with current activities across Europe and the United States. The position will require travel to various locations, predominantly within the US.
Responsibilities include: * Develop environmental study and permitting strategies for specific projects in consultation with Kitty Hawk Project Director, internal and external development team, technical, construction and operations staff. * Manage and coordinate activities within the Company and with outside consultants to prepare and submit SAP, COP, and other all regulatory, siting and environmental requirements, permits and approvals needed to construct, operate, maintain and decommission offshore wind energy projects in the Kitty Hawk wind energy area. * Prepare milestone schedules, budgets and staffing requirements to complete permitting and compliance on assigned projects and assets. * Work closely with Kitty Hawk Project Director, development team and external consultants in the preparation of applications to agencies; represent Company's position in hearings and workshops select and manage consultants; assist the project public relations strategy; and provide documentation for siting, land use, wetland, and wildlife permits; represent the Company in policy discussions and developments regarding renewables permitting. * Negotiate with wildlife, land use, and other regulatory agencies to achieve acceptable permit conditions consistent with project and Company goals, schedules, costs, and environmental protection. * Coordinate with Construction to assist in maintaining permit compliance of projects. * Coordinate with Procurement on RFP process and manage purchase orders and invoicing through SAP accounting system, adhering to effective internal controls.
Requirements * Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Business or the equivalent combination of education and experience. * 5+ years of experience in energy project permitting and environmental review. (The company may consider candidates with less experience at a lower level) * Demonstrated problem solving, negotiating and oral and written communication skills. * Experience and knowledge of onshore and offshore environmental permitting regulations for eastern United States and direct experience of working with Federal and State regulatory agencies. (internal candidates may be considered without offshore permitting experience) * Ability to work independently to meet deliverables.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
* Advanced degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Business or comparable degree. * Expertise in NEPA and/or other state and local land use and environmental permitting processes.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only if applicable to job requirements), background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.
Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.
This opportunity will offer Full Time Exempt