Working within the strategic permitting team, provide scientific input and project management for Offshore Wind projects. Undertake environmental monitoring surveys and coordinate data collection and management with the goal of wind projects meeting regulatory agency requirements and maintaining environmental best practices. Assist with the development of data management practices, survey protocols, and monitoring aimed at scientific investigation and reporting across multiple projects. Provide scientific support for preparation of permits for Offshore Wind projects. Regulations and agencies may include: Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizations and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Construction. Serve as a technical resource for compliance by monitoring mitigation commitments and approval conditions, and by positioning projects for successful adherence to regulations and effective compliance response prior to commitments. Work with marine wildlife and fisheries scientists to develop and execute strategy and initiatives. Develop messaging and materials for communicating data and recommendations.
Marine or environmental science, Survey protocols, scientific reporting, data management, environmental regulations related to marine life and habitats and relationship to scientific surveys, assessments and mitigation measures. Regional fisheries independent surveys and monitoring activities for wildlife
Master's degree or equivalent experience in marine science, environmental science, fisheries science natural resources or other relevant field
Prior work experience as a marine scientist and with survey protocols, scientific reporting, and managing large sets of data with data management tools
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Senior Scientist, Permitting Director