Permitting Director

Renewables Developer with $25B+ in Renewable Asset

Our client is hiring a Permitting Director in which you will be part of an organization responsibly developing utility-scale wind, solar and battery energy storage facilities in California, New York and Texas. You will support Environmental Permitting VP and collaborate with other internal teams such as development, engineering, construction management, as well as external teams like environmental consultants and legal counsel.


  • Manage multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines for projects in the Development phase
  • Project planning, scheduling, and resource management
  • Ability and desire to maintain organized project records and paperwork
  • Coordinate with consultants providing environmental survey support, which includes reviewing proposals, scheduling survey timelines, and ensuring that survey methodologies follow resource agency requirements and satisfy permit conditions/project needs
  • Review technical reports provided by consultants. Reports typically include but are not limited to: desktop environmental screenings/habitat evaluations, biological surveys, wetland delineations, and other analyses prepared for environmental review purposes such as cultural, air quality, traffic, etc., and post-construction monitoring studies.
  • Review project design in collaboration with development and engineering to ensure compatibility with project commitments/requirements


  • 6-10+ years in renewable energy permitting or 5+ years in a similar industry with experience managing responsibilities like those listed above
  • Familiar with key environmental impact assessment issues under CEQA and within the California energy sector (New York and Texas is a plus)
  • Must be detail oriented, with the ability and desire to work effectively with positive people skills and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail, assuring documents and written communications are concise and accurate
  • Familiarity with federal and state environmental laws (ESA, NEPA/CEQA, FEMA, CWA, etc.), guidelines, and policies, and developing utility scale renewable project strategies for compliance with the same
  • This role can be located anywhere in the state of New York but would require travel within the state of New York to various project sites
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