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Job ID 13690
Offshore Wind
North America

We are working for an offshore wind farm owner based in the US. They are looking to appoint a Permitting Lead to assist with all aspects of environmental and permitting services and lead on the preparation of siting studies required for permit applications on the East Coast.

The Permitting Lead will be responsible for supporting project development and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders whilst consulting with local government, federal and state organisations on permitting and compliance.

The Role

  • Supporting the design and permitting of project site characterisation activities on and offshore
  • Preparation of siting studies required for permit applications and stakeholder engagement, representing the organisation to government agencies and stakeholders.
  • Leading on federal, state/provincial, and local permit applications to set project milestones for scope, schedule, and budget for all project permitting tasks and ensure milestones are met.
  • Perform technical checking and initial approval of certain work products produced internally and/or externally.
  • Collaborate directly with other technical groups and/or their parent companies to complete multi-disciplinary deliverables.
  • Give technical presentations and participate in panel discussions at industry workshops and conferences.
  • Foreseeing upcoming permitting challenges and working ahead to devise creative solutions
  • Coordinate proposals, bids and manage environmental contractors.

The Requirements

  • Strong experience of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)and with large-scale infrastructure permitting experience, leading environmental assessments or environmental impact statements compliant with NEPA for large-scale multi-disciplinary offshore infrastructure projects.
  • Previous experience with projects under the jurisdiction of BOEM, Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and/or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Relevant training in fields such marine biology, marine ecology, land use planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy or a similar.
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams as project manager with attention to detail and high degree of organisational skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal oral and written communication, presentation skills required.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, ability to work well with others and be a good team player.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural context and a fast-paced environment.

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