Permitting Lead or Manager
(depending on years of experience)
Navigate statutory and regulatory environment for offshore and onshore aspects of Offshore Wind projects. Lead permitting efforts and contribute to planning on Offshore Wind (OSW) projects. Mentor and develop team and work with internal teams (engineering, development, compliance, strategy). Work with leadership to shape Offshore Wind business strategy. 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. Attend open houses, stakeholder engagement sessions, agency and municipality meetings, etc. Also, work with various state groups regarding permitting for state waters and onshore impacts. Work to ensure the permitting process for transmission line and grid updates to support the OSW industry is accomplished. May be involved with development of Construction and Operations Plans (COP) and/or with Site Assessment Plans (SAP).
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.
2-3 years' experience (for Lead role); Minimum 4+ years' experience (for Manager role permitting and planning OSW projects. Ideally experience working with 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.
Position Reports To
Lead reports to Wind Permitting Manager; Manager reports to Permitting Director
Career path moves from this role
Wind Permitting Manager