Senior Permitting Specialist

  • Wood.
  • Providence, RI, USA
  • Jul 17, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions 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 Wood 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

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

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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