Permitting Specialist for offshore wind farm development project in New England

Boston or New Bedford
19 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
Offshore, Wind
Contract Type
Full Time
Can you acquire the permits that will help ensure the successful development of our large-scale wind farm project?
Join us and become an Environment and Permitting Specialist in the US Project Development team, where you will be responsible for supporting a range of permitting processes and environmental topics primarily for our offshore wind development project Bay State Wind.
You will work with colleagues in the Eastern US and Europe, specialist consultants, and in consultation with federal and local authorities and stakeholder organizations. Your work will focus on the long-term and strategic implications of permitting decisions within project planning, construction and operation.  By working independently as well as a part of a global matrix environment, you will find constructive and practical solutions to different environmental and permitting challenges and help ensure the success of the Bay State Wind project.
Your key tasks will be to
  • work within the permit project team by supporting or leading a range of tasks related to the permit program on the Bay State Wind Project
  • coordinate permit compliance and data submission in relation to offshore site investigation activities
  • support the delivery of the COP and relevant permits to facilitate the NEPA process
  • assist with external permit stakeholder engagement and application preparation - depending on your experience this could involve coordinating and/or leading engagement with federal agencies such as BOEM, NOAA, USACE, New England state and local agencies, environmental and wildlife NGOs
  • work closely with our technical and commercial teams to ensure deliverables to authorities as required.
Furthermore, you will coordinate public outreach as part of the permitting process in cooperation with Media Relations and Regulatory Affairs . Finally, you will actively participate in sharing lessons learned, BMPs, etc. to build up and advance permitting knowledge within the organization.
Your competencies include that you
  • have a Bachelor's Degree or higher in an environmental, marine, natural science, law, geography, planning or relevant engineering subject
  • have solid experience from a relevant field, e.g. the wind industry, large scale infrastructure projects, electric utilities or power generation industries
  • are well versed in the policy and regulations relevant for permitting offshore wind farms/power systems and electrical transmission systems in the US - both on a federal and state level
  • are familiar with NEPA, MEPA, COP and other relevant environmental permitting processes
  • have experience with managing consultants, budgets and deliverables and working to tight deadlines.
Additionally, you have a strong personal drive and are a good multitasker . You have excellent communication skills and can communicate smoothly with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and different cultural backgrounds . Finally, you can create good relationships with your colleagues and build and use inter-company networks effectively.
Working at Ørsted
To be the frontrunner in the green energy transformation, we invest significantly in innovation and empower our employees to help shape the renewable energy technologies of the future. We cultivate a collaborative, dynamic and diverse work environment and encourage career-long learning and development so our people can realize their full potential.
Would you like to help shape the renewable technologies of the future?
Send your application to us as soon as possible and no later than August 28, 2018, as we'll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.
Please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Brogan-Dumas, HR responsible for the US, by email on NICBD@orsted.com if you would like to know more about the position.
Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit it via our online career pages. It is essential that you are eligible to work in the US.
You will be based at our office in Boston, MA or New Bedford, MA on local terms and conditions.
You should expect some travelling in relation to your work, both domestically (2-3 times per month) and occasionally to our offices in Europe (3-4 times per year).
About Ørsted
Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted's 5,600 employees develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provide smart energy products to its customers. Ørsted Wind Power's 2,200 employees have developed and constructed the largest portfolio of offshore wind farms in Northern Europe, and we're expanding with international activities in the US and Asia-Pacific. For more information on Ørsted, visit orsted.com.

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