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Development & Permitting - West Coast

  • Location:

    West Coast

  • Sector:

    Wind

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    $120,000.00 - $170,000.00

  • Contact:

    Oliver Buck

  • Contact email:

    oliver.buck@wearero.com

  • Contact phone:

    713 609 9066

  • Job ref:

    35464

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    366

  • Expiry date:

    2022-07-06

  • Startdate:

    07/04/2022

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • 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

REQUIRED 

  • 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.