• Senior Environmental Project Manager

    Location US-OR-Portland | US-CA-San Diego | US-WA-Seattle | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Katy | US-MA-Medford | US-PA-Chalfont
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    Business Area
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL - Renewables Advisory is currently seeking a motivated and passionate Senior Environmental Project Manager. The Project Manager will join the multi-disciplinary Environmental and Permitting Services (EPS) Section within DNV GL. The dynamic working environment will require easily adaptable and technical employees to provide services across a wide range of active projects, including those in the development, design, construction, and operational phases of project lifecycles. DNV GL is looking for a versatile individual with experience and training in relevant fields such as biology (wildlife, ecology, or conservation focus), land use planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy or a similar field. The selected individual will be requested to occasionally undertake studies in their field of expertise, as well as manage projects for our North American and international customers. This position is based out of our Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Austin, TX; Medford, MA office or remote locations will also be considered for this job opening


    Tasks May Include

    • Project management and coordination of the following studies:
      • Site selection and characterization studies
      • Permitting and compliance matrix
      • Technical permitting studies, such as visual impact assessments, and management plans
      • Lead environmental assessments and environmental impact statements
      • Zoning variance, local ordinance compliance, conditional use, and other permit applications
    • Direct the work of environmental specialists including biologists, archaeologists, GIS analysts, and sub-consultants in some cases
    • Set project milestones for scope, schedule, and budget and ensure milestones are met
    • Prepare and coordinate proposals
    • Build relationships with clients to grow the business
    • Give technical presentations and participate in panel discussions at industry workshops and conferences
    • Perform technical checking and initial approval of certain work products conducted by junior staff
    • Collaborate directly with other business groups to complete multi-disciplinary deliverables
    • Attend agency and municipality meetings, open houses, and stakeholder engagement sessions
    • Participate in R&D projects under the coordination of the Head of Section
    • Engage in facilitating innovative and new service offerings to anticipate/meet market needs

    Position Qualifications


    • Note: Please submit a cover letter along with your resume when applying. In your cover letter, please tell us about your experience with environmental and/or permitting in the renewable energy industry and/or experience in regulatory affairs


    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required or Master’s degree in a relevant field, namely land use planning, landscape architecture, environmental planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy preferred
    • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years of experience with environmental and/or permitting in the renewable energy industry and/or experience in regulatory affairs required
    • Experience with the regulatory requirements, such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), or other relevant state and federal regulations
    • Certified Planner (AICP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Engineer (PE), or another accreditation preferred
    • Experience in conducting environmental and permitting due diligence reviews and understanding of international standards (Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards) preferred
    • Understanding of geospatial data, ArcGIS, or other geographic information systems preferred
    • Comprehensive understanding of US wind and solar markets
    • Experience leading proposals efforts and large environmental permit applications for energy projects
    • Proficiency with MS Office Word/Excel/Access
    • Excellent analytical and reporting abilities
    • Demonstrated skills in project coordination, agency consultation, and environmental analysis
    • Individual should display a positive, team-oriented attitude to match our friendly work environment
    • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time domestically
    • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening


    **Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position** 


    Opportunities Beyond Business


    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.


    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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