Development & Permitting - West Coast
- 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.
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.