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Development & Permitting - West Coast

  • Location:

    West Coast

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  • Salary:

    $120,000.00 - $170,000.00

  • Contact:

    Courtney Howard

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  • Contact phone:

    281 712 6522

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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  • Develop and implement robust and achievable permitting strategy working closely with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Responsible for the creation and delivery of the project Construction and Operations Plan (COP) and manage from permitting application submissions to Record of Decision (RoD).

  • Responsible for all state and federal permits required for both development and construction phases.

  • Manage the day-to-day relationship with state and federal agencies including Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

  • Lead in the scoping, preparation and execution of sophisticated scientific studies.

  • Summarize reports prepared by subject matter experts for project and management team

  • Review and coordinate the delivery of documents vital to the permitting process

  • Draft high-quality permitting documents with quantitative, qualitative, and graphic components

  • Oversee multiple contractors providing surveys, analyses, and documents for both state and federal permitting.

  • Manage review process for complex documentation including review by technical and management teams.

  • Handle budgets for all Offshore Permitting activities, approximately $3-5M per year.

  • Represent the company position at hearings, public consultations and workshops

  • Engage with and maintain regular communication with appropriate stakeholders, government agencies, regulators throughout development phase and beyond.

  • Carry out other job-related duties as assigned by Head of Business Development.

Job Dimensions

Reports: 2 direct reports

Travel: Significant US domestic and international travel expected (up to 30%), primarily to project sites, stakeholder meetings, state capitals and to the Washington DC area


  • Familiarity with the federal permitting regime centered on the Construction & Operation Plan (COP) and/or experience with similar permitting schemes and ability to rapidly implement the COP-centered offshore wind permitting system.

  • Familiarity with permitting regime in the State of California and local jurisdictions as related to coastal and offshore infrastructure development

  • Project management or wind energy regulatory experience with a broad range of environmental management skills and extensive applied onshore or offshore planning and environmental assessment experience in the renewable energy sector.

  • Appropriate educational experience, minimum Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree related to permitting, biological science or environmental engineering a plus.

5 years of relevant experience preferably in complex offshore energy projects and/or large-scale renewable energy projects.