Mid-Level Environmental Compliance Specialist

  • Skelly and Loy, Inc.
  • Reading, PA
  • Apr 12, 2017
Full time Energy Environmental Education/Interpretation Environmental Science/Engineering Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains

Job Description

Location:  Reading, PA or Morristown, NJ

Skelly and Loy is looking to fill one position for a mid-level environmental compliance specialist. This position will work within the Environmental Division (Energy Delivery Support) of a Skelly and Loy, diversified energy client’s office. The selected candidate will be tasked with conducting and/or managing a range of environmental and engineering-related endeavors associated with construction of electric transmission lines and electrical substations. Tasks will include, but not be limited to: obtaining environmental permits (NJDEP, PADEP, USACE, etc.), monitoring environmental permit compliance, developing and negotiating mitigation strategies, threatened and endangered species coordination, insuring implementation of erosion and sedimentation control plans, stormwater management, avoidance and minimization measures, impact assessments, and regulatory/governmental agency coordination. This position is located in Reading, PA, and could require out-of-town and occasional overnight travel. - See more at: http://www.skellyloy.com/careers/opportunities/search/details/?ID=85#sthash.VVCli20W.dpuf

EXPERIENCE DETAILS

  • B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Wildlife, Environmental or Physical Sciences, or Engineering from an accredited college/university, and three to five years in environmental consulting or a related industry

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the development and implementation of programs which assure that the environmental regulatory obligations associated with construction of electrical transmission lines and substations are achieved in a cost effective manner and that environmental risks are effectively managed
  • Support the preparation of permit packages and regulatory required reports and submittals
  • Assess project needs and procure services from outside consultants, as needed, to ensure project delivery
  • Review and provide comment on reports, studies, and recommendations prepared by outside consultants
  • Prepare technical and research documents such as environmental impact reports, and communicate the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public
  • Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relationships with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings
  • Assess the impacts of environmental laws and regulations on energy delivery facilities and operations, prepare comments on proposed activities, and provide guidance and training related to the implementation of regulatory requirements
  • Communicate and present information in a timely manner to a variety of audiences
  • Use computers and related internal corporate programs and systems to store, process, and analyze data


REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in various fields of study including, but not limited to: applicable federal and state regulations associated with earth disturbance, wetlands and watercourses, threatened and endangered species, historic resources, and general engineering principles
  • Permitting and regulatory experience related to referenced fields of study in PA and NJ
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience with third party customers or stakeholders
  • Strong project management and budgeting/cost control experience
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions in selecting the most appropriate path to resolution
  • Experience managing field investigations associated with wetlands, watercourses, and threatened/endangered species


PREFERED SKILLS

  • Experience with environmental issues and permitting related to the energy sector with a focus on energy delivery
  • Training or field experience associated with FERC projects with a focus on energy transmission

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Sector

Consulting