Are you passionate about the future of renewable energy and would enjoy working with an interdisciplinary team of professionals who are committed to solving climate challenges? Do you have 5 or more years of experience in developing and permitting renewable energy projects? If so, DNV GL’s Director of Environmental and Permitting Services role may be the perfect fit for your career aspirations.
DNV GL is the world’s leading renewable energy consultancy. Our Renewables Advisory team in North America is dedicated to the success of our clients and our industry, working to help address climate challenges in a sustainable manner while lowering the overall cost of energy. We are seeking a Director/Head of Section, Environmental and Permitting Services (EPS). This position will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the EPS Team, including all technical, commercial, R&D, and human resources activities. DNV GL’s EPS Team undertakes development activities including site selection, site characterization, technical studies, wildlife studies, federal, state, and local permit documentation preparation and management, stakeholder engagement, compliance tracking, and operational support for onshore and offshore wind farms, solar facilities, and energy storage projects. The DNV GL EPS Team also plays a key role in supporting project financing and M&A activities, as well as serving as an expert witness periodically.
The Director/Head of Section reports to the Head of Department, Project Development and Engineering Services and provides regular updates on the business activity of the EPS Team. The Director/Head of Section is responsible for the commercial and strategic direction of the EPS Team, and primary responsibilities include maintaining consistent work products, providing technical and regulatory guidance to project teams, setting R&D priorities, attending stakeholder engagement sessions, planning and approving staff recruitment, coordination of business activity and strategy across departments/disciplines with other section heads, approving staff performance reviews and setting staff salaries/compensation, and maintaining key client relationships in line with core company strategy. The Director/Head of Section should have expert knowledge of environmental assessment regulatory frameworks in most jurisdictions in North America (and global knowledge of renewable energy markets would be a plus), thorough understanding of permitting processes, exceptional commercial awareness and business acumen, and excellent organizational and management capabilities.
This position may be located in San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Houston, Austin, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, or any DNV GL office in the United States; remote locations (home office) will also be considered.
Tasks May Include
Operations, Business Development and Project Delivery (65% of working hours)
Business growth and R&D (10%)
Staff development and human resources (15%)
Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) (10%)
We conduct pre-employment drug and background screens.
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
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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. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping customers in the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables and other industries to 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.
DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!