Environmental Permitting Project Manager (Renewables)

  • CH2M
  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • May 16, 2017
Full time Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering Renewable Energy Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

As an Environmental Permitting Project Manager, you will provide environmental permitting expertise and client service development for our Site Planning & Permitting practice for renewable energy projects. As one of the leading environmental consulting firms, we draw upon a global network of skills and resources to deliver some of the largest and most challenging projects out there. You will experience the pride and prestige that comes from working for a successful, global, industry-leading organization with inspirational, high-calibre colleagues. We are a supportive team that appreciates the need for work / life balance.

As an Environmental Permitting Project Manager, you will build relationships and networks across the business and with key renewable energy clients. You will build upon your previous experience with environmental permitting, including BOEM, NOAA, CEQA, NEPA, NMFS, Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 404 wetland permitting, the US Fish & Wildlife Service or the US National Marine Fisheries Sections 7 and 10 consultations, and the various state agencies along the Pacific seaboard. 

  • Working directly with power clients to understand and meet their expectations, and leverage work to develop additional business opportunities for CH2M 
  • Leading project teams in all phases of the execution and delivery of planning and permitting projects
  • Interpreting environmental regulations affecting the energy infrastructure and translating applicable requirements into strategic, cost-effective compliance approaches
  • Leading various aspects of business development process including preparing proposals and strategic marketing initiatives, acting as the client account manager, and quickly integrating with the senior management team in developing marketing strategies 
  • Networking within industry organizations, technical seminars, and trade shows, including the delivery of technical presentations. 

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Science, or Engineering 
  • 10+ years of experience in the environmental planning and permitting licensing field in the United States, including environmental permitting for renewable energy projects
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills and technical background as applied to planning and permitting projects 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • 15 years of strong environmental permitting PM experience with an emphasis on renewable energy and/or energy transmission projects in California and the west
  • Relationships with renewable energy developers 
  • Understanding of California Public Utility Commission electric interconnection requirements
  • Client development skills and strong written/verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to integrate commercial, technical and execution aspects of project delivery into a full package for client satisfaction and CH2M's success

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