Senior Permitting Specialist

  • AMEC Foster Wheeler
  • Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States
  • Sep 13, 2017
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Protection Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Senior Level Permitting Specialist to join our Environmental Planning & Permitting Group in Chelmsford, MA or Providence, RI office. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10-15 years’ experience preparing environmental filings and supporting agency reviews for a variety of sectors including transportation, energy, Federal and industrial/commercial. The ideal candidate will be confident and adept at developing project strategy with client and Amec Foster Wheeler team. Starting with identifying potential permit triggers; working with the design team to minimize impact or eliminate permit triggers; then forging client advocacy positions with regulatory agencies; the ideal candidate develops a defensible, streamlined and efficient (time/money) strategy for client’s project.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of multi-disciplinary environmental permitting teams and efforts, writing and editing detailed technical reports and permit applications, oral presentations and testimony during regulatory proceedings
  • Project Management including routine client interface; project scoping, schedule, budget, and implementation of project; and tracking and financial management; Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently
  • Work closely with clients and industry trade organizations to understand current and future business needs relative to environmental planning, permitting and compliance
  • Track emerging regulations and industry requirements to proactively communicate to client teams regarding future compliance and permitting trends and the potential impacts on their businesses
  • Prepare work products for client delivery using Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Expected to play a significant role in helping build the future of the practice through lead generation (internal & external), project management, staff development, and mentoring

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Environmental Science, Geology, Engineering or related field
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience in permitting and compliance
  • Experience level broad enough to immediately identify potentially applicable project permits at Federal, State and Local level
  • Experience with permitting throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic region desired; Experience in other regions of the US in addition to New England and Mid-Atlantic beneficial
  • Understand comprehensive range of environmental permitting programs, including NEPA/MEPA documentation, air quality, wastewater, state/federal wetlands (delineation, evaluation, mitigation, stream restoration), water-quality investigations, coastal-zone-management studies, and natural-resource and ecological evaluations
  • Highly motivated self-starter and brings a confident, established reputation with clients and peers
  • Experience in the commercial energy industry and direct experience in the regulatory oversight of energy facility siting and licensing activities a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MRV) policy

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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