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Permitting Manager- Midwest

Company: DNV
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

DNV- Energy Systems Environmental and Permitting Services (EPS) team is growing rapidly, and we are seeking an experienced and collaborative Permitting Manager- Midwest to lead the growth of our comprehensive permitting services in the American Midwest. This position will be located in our Madison, WI ; Dublin, OH ; Nashville,TN ; Detroit, MI Okemos, MI , or Oak Brook,IL officeOur team:The EPS team is comprised of siting, environmental, and permitting specialists who work directly with our customers to help identify and address project risks. Our mission is to guide the sustainable, responsible growth of the renewables industry by providing innovative environmental and permitting expertise to support the greater good.Our work:Our Customers are working to develop a significant pipeline of offshore wind projects. We partner with them to understand the technical risks, guide project siting, conduct environmental studies and stakeholder outreach, file for required permits, and coordinate with agencies in order to advance the widescale deployment of renewable energy. At DNV, we offer a full suite of services to support offshore wind developers, regardless of where they are in the process of bringing a project to fruition. Our why:Our Customers can choose any number of consultancies to execute on specific tasks. However, our EPS team strives to develop long-term partnerships with our Customers, acting as their trusted advisor from the earliest layouts through operations.Our Customers are at the forefront of the energy transition. Principally, our team needs to remain nimble, retain our deep expertise, while growing our competency to advise on offshore wind developments.Through this transition, our team is driven by our mission to ensure renewable energy projects are safely and sustainably designed, constructed and installed.Tasks May Include Leverage experience with relevant state siting processes for new and repowered renewable energy projects and facilities, and champion permitting efforts for DNV s clients, including environmental assessments/environmental impact statements, permit application preparation, and management of all wildlife and siting studies; Lead permitting efforts regarding other requirements including Phase I ESAs, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401, state or federal Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Federal Aviation Administration 7460 filings, and others; Lead stakeholder engagement activities, including attending agency and municipality meetings, open houses and permit hearings, and stakeholder engagement sessions (virtual and in-person); collecting and responding to agency and public comments; coordinating with state and federal resource agencies; Set project milestones for scope, schedule, and budget and ensure milestones are met, as well as manage subcontractors in some instances; Perform technical checking and initial approval of certain work products conducted by staff; Proactively seek out practical and realistic business development opportunities in the Midwest market and prepare or coordinate proposals and bids; Give technical presentations and participate in panel discussions at industry workshops and conferences; and Engage in facilitating innovative and new service offerings to anticipate/meet market needs.Position QualificationsREQUIREMENTS Bachelor s degree in a relevant field, namely land use planning, environmental planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy. Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in energy project siting and permitting (Example: Ohio Power Siting Board, Wisconsin Public Service Commission, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission or similar siting boards), with 3 of the 6 years experience in writing environmental permit applications in the renewable energy industry in the Midwest Advanced knowledge of environmental assessment regulatory frameworks. Comprehensive understanding of US wind, solar and battery storage markets; Demonstrated skills in project coordination, agency consultation, and environmental review; and able to establish and maintain good relations with clients and peers. The position requires a team oriented professional with a strong attention to detail. We conduct pre-employment background and drug screening PREFERRED Skills Master s degree in a relevant field, namely land use planning, environmental planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy. Experience managing teams, and interest in a people management role Experience leading winning proposal efforts for Customers in the renewable energy industry. Capable of travelling to projects in development, construction and operation sites in varying locations (expected to be about 10%-20% annual time, post-COVID).CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSNone required; Professional Engineering license, Project Management Professional, or other professional credentials are preferred. **Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position** Opportunities Beyond BusinessOur mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: Please visit our website at & Business Area DescriptionDNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.Why you should work with us? Because within DNV s Renewables Advisory group, organizational culture, and more specifically how we collectively influence the world for future generations, matters deeply to us. Our team works every day to increase the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society; endeavors to achieve our purpose through the success of our customers; and strives to be high-performing and innovative. Our approach reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world. Equal Opportunity StatementDNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

Keywords: DNV, East Lansing , Permitting Manager- Midwest, Other , East Lansing, Michigan

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