Environmental Manager

Various
Posted 1 week ago

Job Purpose

The Environmental Manager will support all aspects of permitting for wind and solar energy projects.

Responsibilities

  • Support project development teams with screening and siting of prospective solar and wind energy projects;
  • Environmental due diligence on prospective M&A projects;
  • Manage consultant teams to secure necessary permits and enhance project value through environmentally appropriate siting and design commitments;
  • Represent Longroad before regulatory and resource agencies in permitting and compliance matters;
  • Support project development team in community relations and public meetings;
  • Ensure environmental compliance during project construction;
  • Participate in renewable energy industry and natural resource forums on behalf of Longroad.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Anthropology, Planning, Land Use or a related field. 
  • 8+ years of experience in environmental impact assessment and permitting, preferably in renewable energy development, energy generation and/or transmission industries. 
  • Well-versed in the technical issues often encountered in wind and solar energy development including wildlife and habitat assessments, cultural resource assessments, and other environmental variables.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, NEPA and state-equivalent programs and processes, local environmental permitting processes, and permitting and compliance issues. 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the U.S. up to 50% of the time for periods of up to a week at a time.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Anthropology, Planning, Land Use or a related field. 
  • Prior management of environmental consulting teams including issuing RFPs, reviewing proposals, scoping, budgeting, and scheduling. 
  • Knowledgeable in site development, construction environmental compliance, erosion/sedimentation control, stormwater management planning, civil engineering concepts, site plan interpretation, CAD and GIS.
  • Prior experience working with project teams and regulators to address permitting issues.
  • Ability to work constructively with stakeholder groups to resolve and mitigate potential conflicts, present permitting plans in public meetings, and an in-depth understanding of critical permitting issues facing wind and solar development.

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • Personal accountability and integrity
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed team player. 
  • Problem-solver with an ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to make informed decisions in a quick and nimble fashion
  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic about the renewable energy industry

Job Features

Job CategoryDevelopment

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