Offshore Wind Permitting Project Manager/ COP PM- Environmental Services (Multiple Locations)

at Burns & McDonnell in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description


Are you ready to be a part of the energy transition, delivering 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, and ready to “Create Amazing” for our offshore wind clients?

Burns & McDonnell is seeking an experienced professional to continue the growth of our Offshore Wind, Environmental Services team. The successful candidate will be a seller-doer with demonstrated experience developing and delivering federal, state, and local approvals required for the construction and operation plans (COP) of offshore wind projects in the United States.

The COP Project Manager position will report to a Regional Environmental Services Manager and will primarily support nationwide offshore wind growth opportunities that follow the U.S. offshore wind federal leasing schedule.

Responsibilities include:

+ Developing permitting and consultation schedule and budget for offshore wind clients, including permit need assessments, strategies, and agency interrelationships.

+ Oversee the execution of work for (at least) one project’s submittals and approvals, effectively deploying internal technical employee-owners and managing external consultants.

+ Managing the preparation of applications and technical documents, as needed.

+ Developing, maintaining, and managing the Permitting Plan in accordance with Project Schedules.

+ Providing regular reports to Project Management Team.

+ Proactively identifying, communicating, and managing risks that may otherwise impact delivery of cost and schedule promise to our clients.

+ With a focus on future success, responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental permits, development of permit amendments, reports, regulatory submissions, and data analysis.

+ May require monitoring and assurance of in-field activities.

+ Mentoring less experienced staff.

+ Other duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s or graduate degree in environmental science, policy, or engineering related field.

+ Minimum 7 years related environmental work experience with at least 5 years leading federal and state permitting and consultation management for large projects.

+ Previous experience with BOEM, NOAA, USFWS, USACE, USCG preferred.

+ Experience with management of Site Assessment Plans and Construction and Operations Plans for offshore wind projects preferred.

+ Must have ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of industry, government, and public contracts on project-related matters.

+ Client-focused, creative thinker.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Compensation Range


The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the New York and Connecticut Public Act 21-30, An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for Vacant Positions. The final agreed upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-CT-Wallingford

Other Locations US-OR-OR FIELD EMP – Portland, US-NJ-Morristown, US-TX-Houston, US-NC-Raleigh, US-ME-Portland, US-VA-Arlington, US-MD-Baltimore, US-WA-Vancouver, US-VA-Norfolk, US-MA-Newton

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 240542 Job Hire Type Experienced


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Job Posting: JC254578693

Posted On: Feb 01, 2024

Updated On: Mar 07, 2024

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