MANAGER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS required by our Client, a Renewables company, to be assigned on a Permanent basis, located in Boston, MA.
Our Client is looking for a Manager of Environmental Affairs to join the team in support of the company’s efforts to develop and permit well-sited offshore wind projects with minimal environmental impact. Our Client is leading efforts to develop and permit commercial-scale offshore wind projects in the United States (US). The complex project development process includes interfacing with various federal, state, and local agencies, as well as many other stakeholders.
The successful candidate will support a variety of activities within the offshore wind environmental affairs arena, including environmental surveys, permitting, community outreach, and engineering support. Specifically, this position will have a focus on the science, technology, policy, and environmental aspects of project permitting and development.
Provide technical, biological, ecological, and environmental expertise in support of offshore wind project development activities.
Support federal and state permitting activities and manage permit- and HSE-related compliance tasks.
Assist with the execution of multi-year environmental survey programs, including the procurement and contracting of consultant/contractor services.
Collaborate and communicate effectively with inter-disciplinary internal and external teams.
Participate in local, state, regional, and national environmental working groups to identify and address key environmental challenges and concerns associated with developing renewable energy projects in the offshore environment.
Assist with collaborative partnerships with outside organizations on environmental initiatives.
Support the Director of Environmental Affairs on various other tasks to advance project development.
Must be passionate about working on environmental topics in the rapidly emerging US offshore renewable energy industry.
A bachelor’s or graduate degree in environmental studies/science, marine affairs, natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field from an accredited program.
At least three years of experience permitting energy and/or transmission projects, preferably offshore projects, in the Northeastern US.
Experience complying with regulations and guidelines provided by regulatory authorities, as well as familiarity with the importance of maintaining HSE protocols.
Outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across multiple levels within a company.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail required.
A flexible schedule and capability to do some travel as needed.
Additional desired qualifications include a positive and energetic attitude and ability to work independently and proactively.