Responsible for assessment and permitting of renewable energy facilities and associated storage and transmission infrastructure. Prepare proposals and provide direction for the development of environmental impact analysis documents, related technical studies, mitigation monitoring, exemptions/exclusions, and discretionary permit applications. Manage projects. Provide leadership for staff. Review field surveys and reports, cultural resources and geotechnical surveys and reports, air quality reports, wetland delineations (where applicable). Oversee preparation of environmental permit applications with various federal, state, and local agencies for a variety of project types/sizes.
NEPA practices and regulations. Environmental planning. Analysis of data/information, synthesis, and conclusion development. Writing various reports and documents. Constraint analysis. Developing mitigation measures. Reading and interpreting complex documents. Communication with varied groups, including leading meetings and presentations. Proficiency with MS Office suite (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat, Excel). Federal, state, and county permitting processes and applications. Federal and state habitat conservation planning programs.
Bachelor's degree in environmental science or related field required. Masters degree preferred. Training / education in a technical field such as hazardous materials, biological resources, or environmental law a plus.
Minimum 7 years of applicable professional experience. Minimum 5 years of demonstrated project lead experience. Minimum 3 years in renewable or traditional energy. Experience with environmental permitting for large, utility-scale solar, wind energy or storage or transmission infrastructure projects.
Industry-specific training (specialized field surveys methods, NEPA courses), certifications (e.g., PWS, CWB®, AICP, HAZWOPER), or species-specific handling permits a plus.
Position Reports To
Director Environmental Assessment, Permitting & Compliance
Career path moves from this role
Director Environmental Assessment, Permitting & Compliance, Environmental Engineer (with appropriate education)