Project Level Environmental Planner-Offshore Wind

at SWCA Environmental Consultants in Scarborough, Maine, United States

Job Description

Project Level Environmental Planner-Offshore Wind


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About the opportunity


SWCA is seeking a Project Level Environmental Planner who combines strong business development skills with a solid technical foundation related to offshore wind. Someone with a proven track record of interfacing with and leading stakeholders at all levels including state and federal agencies, local communities and eNGOs to help and expand SWCA's offshore wind market share in the Mid-Atlantic OCS and the Gulf of Mexico and support the expansion of SWCA's existing offshore wind services in the Northeast.

This position is eligible for a range of positions, based on relevant experience:
Assistant Project Environmental Planner-3 years of experience
Associate Project Environmental Planner-5 years of experience
Project Environmental Planner-7 years of experience
This is a full time, hourly or salaried position, eligible for distributed work along the east or gulf coast states. 


What you will accomplish


You will be responsible for performing environmental impact analyses, facilitating public and agency outreach, and providing quality assurance and leadership during the development of EAs and EISs. Project work will include NEPA permitting. Specific responsibilities include:
Write and manage the preparation of EAs and EISs addressing the development for a wide variety of projects, including revisions of federal resource management plans (RMPs) and land use plans, issuance of rights-of-way, approvals, and/or leases, policy amendments, etc. In addition, this position will help lead, write, and manage the preparation of NEPA permitting documents related to projects managed by federal agencies or for those that occur on federal lands.
Support business line growth objectives and lead the development of EAs and EISs, including NEPA permitting documents, for business lines that may include land use planning, generation, transmission, mining, and others.
Assist teams by providing technical oversight and guidance for the preparation of key aspects of NEPA permitting documents and the NEPA permitting process, including Pre-NOI activities and project planning; development of the description of the proposed action and purpose and need; NEPA permitting document structuring and content planning; public scoping; public comment review and response; and Records of Decisions and Findings of No Significant Impact.
Provide expertise to SWCA assistant project managers on complex NEPA permitting projects.
Provide enterprise-level support by contributing to business development pursuits and proposals.
Foster, expand, and leverage a network of excellent client and stakeholder relationships with a focused set of large Offshore Wind-focused industry organizations consistent with our growth strategy and trajectory.
Support SWCA offshore wind business growth through recruiting and helping to develop our next generation of leaders.
Further advance our reputation for supporting offshore wind development projects which are some of the world's most challenging and complex projects.
Provide business value based on a strong understanding of the offshore service line client needs and help raise the profile of SWCA with key clients, state and federal agencies and renewable energy organizations that have offshore wind in their portfolio.
Maintain a working knowledge of industry business cycles and help prioritize sales efforts toward high potential, top opportunities.
Drive innovation within the sector and track developments on the offshore wind industry to stay to differentiate SWCA in the market.
Meet business overall project budgets and schedules, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal risk management and contractual requirements.


Experience and qualifications for success


Bachelor's degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or another science-related field.
A minimum of three (3) years of NEPA permitting document preparation and experience in environmental consulting. Experience should include complex, multi-disciplinary projects; leading meetings with clients and agencies; directing project teams including subcontractors; preparing or directing staff in the preparation of technical studies and NEPA permitting documents; and setting and adhering to project budgets and delivery schedules.
A working understanding of agency internal processes and procedures and with federal land management and regulatory agencies, such as the BOEM, BLM, USFS, NPS, BOR, DOE, DOT, Federal Energy Regulatory... For full info follow application link.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Job Posting: 882103

Posted On: Jan 27, 2023

Updated On: Jan 27, 2023

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