Marine Mammal Regulatory Specialist

at HDR, Inc. in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

About Us
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
In the role of Marine Mammal Regulatory Specialist you will be part of the vibrant renewable energy industry. We will count on you to:
Support ongoing and future permitting and compliance activities associated with dynamic projects including ocean wind projects under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
Work with a multi-disciplined team of regulatory specialists, scientists, and engineers to:
develop Construction and Operations Plan permit applications and supporting documents for offshore wind projects;
develop marine mammal monitoring plans such as passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) or visual observation surveys and support clients with oversight of marine mammal subcontractors;
develop applications for Incidental Harassment Authorization or Letter of Authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to support seabed surveys or offshore wind construction activities;
draft biological assessments to support Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act to support seabed surveys or offshore wind construction activities;
support team with other general permitting efforts
support compliance-related activities (e.g., reporting and notifications) throughout construction of offshore wind projects;
conduct consultation with agency and stakeholder personnel; and
perform project management and coordination activities.
Other duties, as required, in support of deliverables and requirements for offshore wind and other renewable energy projects.

Keyword(s): marine mammal specialist, BOEM, environmental, offshore wind, marine science, marine planning, marine biology, Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS, Endangered Species Act, *LI-MP1
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Marine Science, Marine Biology, Biology, Environmental Science or equivalent Engineering, or Planning degree is required
A minimum of 5 years experience managing biological/environmental projects
Good people skills and ability to contribute to a positive, supportive, team-focused environment.
Willingness to learn and work on a wide array of resource issues typical in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of renewable energy projects.
Strong technical writing skills are required. Writing samples will be requested.
The ability to deal with and communicate detailed technical information is a key requirement.
Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving, and research abilities are required.
Leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experienced in MS Office Suite
A valid driver's license and a driving record that is acceptable under the HDR Motor Vehicle Policy.
Preferred Qualifications
Masters preferred.
Familiarity with marine acoustics or acoustic modeling
Familiarity with common statistics used in ecology
Familiarity with GIS
Local candidates are preferred.
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At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.  

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. 

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy. 

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.

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Job Posting: 987696

Posted On: Sep 19, 2023

Updated On: Oct 06, 2023

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