We have a current opportunity for a Environmental Permitting Lead on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Denver. For further information about this position please apply.
- Support and manage the performance of technical and environmental studies, assessments, surveys, and inspections for energy projects.
- Support and manage environmental due diligence projects.
- Willing to travel and conduct fieldwork in a range of environments from busy urban areas to remote locations.
- Review and interpret local, state, provincial, and federal environmental regulations.
- Candidates will work within a team to prepare conditional use, land use, right-of-way, and other local jurisdictional permitting efforts.
- In addition to permitting, this role will include managing the preparation of resource studies (e.g., wildlife biology, wetlands, cultural resources) associated with energy project permitting, as well as the production of permit applications to state utility boards.
- Represent clients before federal, state, and local regulatory and land management agencies, boards, planning commissions and councils.
- Our team member will have experience working with environmental, regulatory and land use agencies, such as: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), state agencies, and local county and city planning departments.
- Candidates must be able to research and interpret federal, state, and local regulations on a project-specific basis to assess project permitting feasibility and requirements, and interface with regulatory agencies.
- Prepare reports and communicate results to clients.
- Assist with managing projects and client relationships.
- Assist with maintaining project timelines and budgets.
- B.S. or M.S. in an Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Science related major.
- 5 to 15+ years of related consulting or planning experience.
- Experience with the resources and regulatory agencies in Southwestern states.
- Project/Task management experience.
- Experience with renewable energy projects, preferably wind and/or solar in utility-scale environment.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Solid Microsoft (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project) and other software tool skills.
- Demonstrated capabilities in understanding and applying environmental regulations to real-world situations.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug test in compliance with state regulations.
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record without restrictions.