Intelletec is partnering with a utility company that provides wind and solar generation services to find a Permitting Manager to join the team!
As Environmental Permitting Manager, you will be part of an organization responsibly developing utility-scale wind, solar and battery energy storage facilities in California, New York, and Texas. This role has an emphasis on environmental-related planning and permitting large-scale solar and battery energy storage projects located in the County of Kern and Kings County in the Development phase.
The ideal candidate is dependable, self-motivated, organized, with a keen attention to detail and able to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team environment, take direction and complete tasks in a thorough and efficient manner. This individual must be able to handle multiple priorities and projects at various stages of development.
- Manage multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines for projects in the Development phase.
- 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.
- Work collaboratively and efficiently with internal teams and external parties (e.g., consultants, legal counsel) to execute project work on schedule, and develop strategies to address environmental-related issues.
- Coordinate if asked with local, state and federal agencies on the project’s behalf.
- Knowledge of environmental policy, regulation and compliance that affect permitting and impacts on project siting and compliance.
- Follow safe work practices and commit to a culture of compliance consistent with company polices including Code of Ethics and Employee Handbook.
- 3+ years in renewable energy permitting or 6-8+ 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).
- 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.
- Ability to navigate web-based mapping platforms (i.e., Google Earth) to interpret environmental spatial data and identify potential project risks for facilities.