Permitting Director

Offshore Wind

Develop and execute permitting strategy to secure all necessary federal, state, and local permits to construct and operate an Offshore Wind farm and associated transmission system. As a member of the project management team, work with leadership to shape Offshore Wind business strategy and support projects from development through construction. Use project management experience to lead projects and obtaining permits. Cultivate client and industry relationships, including with federal agencies (BOEM, NOAA/NMFS, USACE, USFWS, USACOE, USCG) involved in OSW projects. Mentor and develop team and work with internal teams (engineering, development, compliance, strategy). Participate in local, regional and state engagement and planning regarding offshore and onshore impact.

Position Requirements


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) related to permitting of OSW, OSW project development life-cycle, US Offshore Wind industry, marketing & selling services. Ideally have relationships with OSW developers, suppliers or utilities. Experience with the National Environmental Policy Act. Experience or knowledge of agencies beyond BOEM such as (USCG, USAOE, USFWS, NOAA Fisheries, EPA, DoD, FAA. Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement. Federal statutes applicable to OSW projects in the US, construction and operations plans (COP), site assessment plans (SAP), project management, writing permit applications


Bachelor's degree in related field (land use planning, environmental planning, environmental science/engineering, or other environmental law/policy field). Master's degree preferred in related field.


Minimum 7-10 years' experience. Experience working with or knowledge of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the permitting of OSW. Experience in environmental consulting with direct involvement in the Offshore Wind industry or electrical marine lines, inter-island, interconnection, and port development.

Career Path

Position Reports To

Permitting Group Head

Career path moves from this role

Permitting Group Head, Offshore Wind Development Head, Vice President Offshore Wind

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