Environmental Permitting Manager

JOB SUMMARY:

The Environmental Permitting Manager serves as the Company’s expert on environmental topics, setting and executing strategies to ensure optimal environmental outcomes and efficient permitting of solar and solar+storage projects. This position is broadly responsible for all aspects of environmental compliance and innovation both at the project and organizational levels. Some travel will be required.

PRIMARY RELATIONSHIPS

The Project Developer, Environmental Lead position reports directly to Chief Development Officer and works closely with other key staff including project developers, Land Manager, and Chief Technical Officer.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD

  • Develop and continuously improve internal processes related to environmental studies
  • Support project developers to complete necessary environmental studies and proactively invest in the education of project developers (and the larger organization) on environmental topics
  • Perform desktop and field studies including review of floodplain, biological resources, wetlands, permitting fees, and other site-specific considerations to support Land Management team in site selection
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and compliance plans for necessary agency meetings
  • Conduct due diligence on project acquisition opportunities, including evaluating accuracy, adequacy and implications of permits, environmental assessments prepared pursuant to local/state/federal regulations, Phase I ESAs, hydrological and geotechnical reports, biological resource assessments, and wetlands delineations.
  • Prepare summaries and recommendations pertaining to any legislation or regulation changes affecting the environmental permitting process for solar generation facilities
  • Serve as subject matter expert on environmental issues
  • Monitor technological advancements and evolving industry best practices for environmental stewardship in the development and construction of PV (and PV+storage) systems and continuously improve internal processes to keep pace
  • With the help of the marketing team, position yourself as an industry thought-leader on topics of environmental stewardship at conferences and other industry events
  • Regularly review activities, progress on goals, and status of assigned projects
  • Other duties, as assigned​

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters degree in Wildlife, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Planning, Law, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in renewable energy environmental permitting
  • Strong commitment to improving environmental outcomes of renewable energy development
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Experience in energy storage systems preferred but not required
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Environmental Permitting Manager’

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Sun Tribe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

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