Offshore Wind Permitting Project Manager - Environmental Services (Multiple locations)
Burns & McDonnell
 Wallingford, CT

Burns & McDonnell is seeking a motivatedself-starter to help continue the growth of our Offshore Wind Siting and permittingpractice. The successful candidate will be a seller-doer withdemonstrated experience working with BOEM developing and supporting multipleprojects from a natural resources and environmental permitting perspective aswell as managing and completing independent projects. These activitiesmay include business development, proposal development, marketing, developingpermitting strategies and schedules, managing resource survey activities,participating in public meetings, negotiating with regulatory agencies,managing construction, contracts, schedules and budgets.

The position will report to the EnvironmentalServices Northeast Regional Manager and will primarily support ongoing projectsin the Northeast.

The position oversees the development ofproposals and execution of work including the development and implementationthe permitting strategies for major development projects as a whole.Demonstrated prior experience with Federal and State siting and permitting isrequired. Specific experience related to Article VII and Article Xpermitting in New York is a plus. The position is the lead individual foridentifying permit requirements and interrelationships, scheduling permitapplications, developing permitting strategies, and managing timely completionof deliverables by the Permitting Team. The positions responsibilities aresummarized below:

  • Coordinating with the Regional Manager
  • Developing and Executing sales and marketing plans
  • Management of client accounts
  • Developing permit need assessments and permit strategies
  • Developing, maintaining, and managing this Permitting Plan
  • Assessing risk associated with permit strategies, project changerequests and agency interactions
  • Serving as main point of contact for Regulatory Agencies
  • Provide regular reports to Program Management Team
  • Managing contracts for Environmental Consultants
  • Developing and implementing strategies for obtaining permits andapprovals in accordance with Project schedules
  • Identifying and developing strategies for change management withthe appropriate regulatory agency
  • In addition to obtaining favorable environmental permits andapprovals the position will be responsible for monitoring compliance withenvironmental permits issued by various Federal, State and local regulatoryagencies. Position will require supporting development of permitamendments, reports, regulatory submissions and data analysis. Positionmay require a combination of time in the field monitoring construction activitiesand contractors as well as time in the office writing, reviewing and assemblingdocuments, correspondence, schedules and additional project deliverables.
  • Responsibilities include client development, maintenance, andmanagement; proposal preparation and sales presentations; participation incontract negotiations; project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; andestablishing critical project objectives and performances.
  • This position manages the preparation of documents or technicaldocuments, as needed. Mentors less experienced staff and performs other dutiesas assigned.
  • Bachelor's or graduate degree in a natural resources field, environmental science, or related field from an accredited program.
  • Minimum 7 years related experience.
  • Must have ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of industry, government, and public contracts on project-related matters.
  • Previous experience with offshore wind projects highly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Professional Registration preferred.

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