• Environmental Permitting Specialist

    Job Locations US-MA-Andover
    Job ID
    2018-5700
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Business Development
  • Overview

    This position is primarily responsible to provide support services on environmental and land use permitting issues within the Business Development, Engineering and Construction and Operations & Maintenance organizations in the areas of; water quality, wildlife, habitat and noxious weeds, cultural resources, wetland resources, glare, noise and FERC licensing issues related to site specific permits. Activities will be at primarily hydroelectric facilities with occasional duties for wind, solar and battery storage.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform tasks associated with FERC relicensing and hydroelectric operating sites permitting activities and document the same via required system tools.
    • Gather relevant desk top and field data as required and/or as appropriate in order to analyze land use and environmental impacts of a project and prepare permit applications.
    • Interpret and determine relevant environmental regulations for hydroelectric facilities and renewable energy projects based on in-depth existing regulatory process knowledge, review of web based information or discussions with agency personnel.
    • Negotiate permit requirements on behalf of EGPNA and represent EGPNA on permitting matters in the environmental technologies listed above with regulatory agencies and stakeholders with manager support.
    • May assist in environmental due diligence activities in the environmental areas listed above for potential asset acquisition and merger or potential sale, including but not limited to the review of existing data room information and interaction with seller counterparts. Providing information to potential buyers of projects and respond to environmental inquiries from banks and other possible equity partners related to project financing activities. Prepare analytical reports on due diligence activities and environmental costs with support from manager.
    • Develop permit matrices in the environmental areas listed above to provide implementation guidance on permit matters to E&C, O&M and HSEQ.
    • Develop and perform training of relevant environmental matters to internal stakeholders as required. For E&C projects assist in the environmental portion of alignment meetings and attend monthly meetings as necessary to provide additional training support.
    • Assure the development of the appropriate documentation related to environmental permits and permit conditions and store the same in the required document storage area. Track and compile construction contractor permits, as necessary.
    • Support policy and procedures pertaining to EGPNA in the environmental areas listed above.
    • Assist in environmental audit observations as requested by HSEQ.
    • Represent EGPNA in industry work groups and serve as a liaison with various stakeholders and regulatory agencies as requested by manager.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
    • Minimum of 3 years of related experience, preferably at hydroelectric facilities and field study experience
    • Strong analytical skills
    • 30-50% travel required
    • Detailed knowledge of environmental requirements and hydroelectric operations
    • Negotiation and verbal communication skills.
    • Public speaking skills.
    • Strong writing skills for complex project reports and regulatory agency submittals
    • Audit skills with the ability to reach mutually agreeable solutions
    • Proficiency in WORD, Excel and SAP software.
    • Microsoft project skills desirable.

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