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Permit Manager for development of offshore wind projects Full-time

at Orsted Germany in Rhode Island (Published at 08-01-2020)

Do you want to be part of the permitting team for an offshore wind energy project on the East Coast of the United States?

Join us and become Permit Manager for the Skipjack Project as part of the US Permitting team in the Annapolis MD offices where you?ll have a key leading role in the development of our offshore wind projects on the East Coast of the United States. You?ll be involved in leading a range of environmental, permitting, and scientific topics to support both permitting and construction. You?ll work with colleagues in the United States and Europe, specialist consultants, and in consultation with regulatory authorities and stakeholders.

Your key tasks will be to

  • manage the environmental and regulatory review and permitting of projects, including preparing applications to agencies and regulator entities and managing projects by preparing and managing schedules and budgets
  • work with the project?s technical team to ensure timely delivery of necessary information and documentation for regulatory authorities in relation to the planned offshore wind farm construction
  • manage and represent the project and the organization in meetings with relevant stakeholders, local, state, and federal authorities, and government agencies in relation to various environmental topics, permits, regulations, and surveys
  • report to the Senior Project Management on progress, budget, and key risks for the permitting process as well as to prepare project gate documentation
  • manage the project permitting team and the external consultants undertaking surveys and studies to support the permitting processes.

As Permit Manager, you?ll manage a small team of environmental specialists in the US dedicated to the project, as well as seek input from our strategic environmental specialists and communicate with your colleagues in the permitting team across our portfolio.

Your competences include that you

  • have, as a minimum, a bachelor?s degree within a relevant field, e.g. environmental policy, marine biology, marine affairs, law, or other related disciplines
  • have in-depth knowledge of US regulations and policies, as well as relationships with decision-makers, policymakers, and state/federal authorities in the Mid-Atlantic region
  • have excellent knowledge of the environmental legislation and the permitting process in relation to the US market and exceptional stakeholder management abilities
  • are a trustworthy and impactful communicator with the ability to maintain detailed dialogue internally and externally as well as the ability to proactively manage risks and adapt in a changing environment
  • have strong project management skills, including leading small teams.

Additionally, you?re willing to and capable of working with and leading a team with a diverse background, thrive in an international environment, can create good relationships with stakeholders, and have high integrity. You?re a team player focused on finding both constructive and practical solutions to all kinds of challenges.

The ideal candidate will have experience with offshore and/or coastal permitting on the East Coast of the United States and existing relationships with federal and state regulatory authorities, specifically in the Mid-Atlantic region. Experience with offshore wind energy is preferred, and the National Environmental Policy Act (?NEPA?) is essential.

Working at Ørsted
Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. This ambitious goal relies on maximising the talents of a truly inclusive workforce that brings diversity of thought, perspective, knowledge and background to our business.

To be the frontrunner in the green energy transformation, we invest significantly in innovation and empower our employees to help shape the renewable energy technologies of the future. We cultivate a collaborative, dynamic, and diverse work environment and encourage career-long learning and development so our people can realize their full potential.

Would you like to help shape the renewable technologies of the future?
Send your application to us as soon as possible and no later than January 27, 2020 as we?ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.
Please don?t hesitate to contact the Recruitment Specialist by email on us_recruitment@orsted.com if you?d like to know more about the position.
Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages.
You should expect frequent traveling in relation to your work.

You must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

About Ørsted

Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted?s 6,500 employees develop, construct and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities, bioenergy plants and provide energy products to its customers. Ørsted Offshore?s 2,300 employees have developed and constructed the largest portfolio of offshore wind farms in Northern Europe, and we?re expanding with international activities in the US and Asia-Pacific. For more information on Ørsted, visit orsted.com.

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