North America United States

Company Overview

Mainstream Renewable Power is a leading developer of renewable energy projects worldwide focusing on onshore and offshore wind projects as well as emerging renewable technologies. Mainstream will construct and operate renewable energy assets globally and is committed to delivering its projects to the highest safety standards.

Summary of Role

Mainstream Renewable Power is looking for a Permitting and Development Manager (US Offshore Wind) to provide technical and strategic advice in relation to offshore and onshore environmental issues. This person will work alongside the offshore team to ensure that Mainstream’s offshore wind projects are designed and delivered responsibly and with minimum impact on the environment or stakeholders. The permitting manager will play an important role in helping to understand and mitigate site-specific risks and to accelerate and maximise value from Mainstream’s offshore development program principally through the achievement of timely permits and consents.

What you will do? [Key Responsibilities and Activities]

  • Coordinate and be responsible for permitting activities for offshore wind projects.
  • Develop a robust and achievable permitting strategy for US offshore projects working closely with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Stay informed about relevant legislation. Guide the development timeline accordingly.

Work with internal teams to design a project schedule and ensure milestones are achieved.

  • Understand and communicate key permitting risks and manage risk mitigation.
  • Lead engagement with consultants and advisors. Determine scopes of work, appoint contractors and interpret advice received.
  • Manage and oversee the process to meet all regulatory, siting and environmental requirements to obtain all permits and approvals. Lead the preparation of all relevant project documentation and applications for submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Liaise with partners and other Mainstream colleagues (e.g. finance, engineering, H&S) to ensure projects are designed and developed to be practical, efficient and safe, that EIAs and permit applications are adequately scoped and that all permits received are fit for purpose.
  • Represent Mainstream’s position at all hearings, public consultations and workshops.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and regulators throughout development phase and beyond.
  • Maintain regular communication with appropriate stakeholders and government agencies.
  • Coordinate preparation of applications and filings with state and federal agencies.

What we require? [Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience]

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, environmental related discipline, or other applicable field.
  • 5+ years of experience in energy project permitting and environmental review.
  • A sound working knowledge of the US offshore wind development process and regulatory landscape.
  • Contacts within the planning authorities, stakeholder groups and the energy industry.
  • Project management or wind energy regulatory experience with a broad range of environmental management skills and extensive applied onshore and offshore planning and environmental assessment experience in the renewable energy sector.
  • A proven track record leading permitting campaigns for large development projects in the US.
  • The candidate should be equipped with the following key skills

o             Excellent written and oral communication skills

o             Ability to manage pressure and meet deadlines.

o             Ability to work in a team, coordinate and enthuse colleagues and consultants

o             Show initiative and the ability to proactively identify required tasks.

o             Excellent attention to detail

o             Ability to maintain sight of the ‘big picture’ and overarching objectives at all times

o             Good IT skills, including experience with MS Word, Excel and Project packages and GIS capability

o             An organised approach to working, task prioritisation and time management

o             The ability to manage contractors where required

What we offer?

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, in a growing market in a fast paced industry. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary and bonus scheme.

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