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Environmental Permitting Specialist

Company: LS Power Development, LLC
Location: East Brunswick
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Environmental Permitting Specialist

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About the role We currently have an opportunity for an Environmental Permitting Specialist to join our team! As an Environmental Permitting Specialist, you will work closely with project development team members, consultants, and regulators to obtain required environmental approvals for energy projects throughout the United States. Candidates considered for this position will possess a broad base of permitting experience in the state of California. This will be a remote work position.


What you will do...

Support the development of large energy infrastructure projects including high-voltage electric transmission lines, substations, energy storage projects, and power generation facilities, including the routing and siting of such facilitiesSupport the preparation of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)/California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compatible filings for electric transmission projectsSupervise the preparation of environmental studies, investigations, and Proponent's Environmental Assessments (PEAs) for inclusion with LS Power's Permit to Construct (PTC) or Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) applications to the CPUCNegotiate the acquisition of permits and clearances from regulatory agenciesDevelop feasible solutions to permitting challenges, and track permitting budgets and timelines for multiple projects concurrentlySolicit and review technical proposals for environmental tasks to be performed by consultantsReview technical reports prepared by consultants and generate comments to ensure proper representation of scientific principles, regulations, and project objectivesReview project design information to ensure compliance with applicable environmental regulations and consistency with other project documentsBuild and maintain relationships with permitting agencies and negotiate permit languageCoordinate with other internal disciplines regarding involvement in public relations, land acquisition, and other project development activitiesTravel occasionally to project locations and permitting agencies within the United States


Our ideal candidate will have...
  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher in an engineering, environmental, or related discipline
  • Two (2) to five (5) years' experience working in the development, consulting, and/or regulatory sector(s) in the state of California
  • Experience in permitting energy infrastructure projects in California (electric transmission lines, power generation facilities, energy storage, natural gas pipelines, etc.) or other types of large-scale projects with specific experience in siting and alternatives analyses
  • Understanding of the CPUC PTC and CPCN permitting process for energy projects
  • Experience with CEQA and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance processes
  • Experience with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 10/404 permitting, Regional Water Quality Control Board CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certifications and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements
  • Applied knowledge of the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations and permitting
  • Independent work ethic/self-motivation and demonstrated ability to execute permitting on multiple projects/transactions simultaneously
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and negotiation skills with the ability to build relationships with internal staff and external stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, Google Earth, Adobe, GIS)
  • Interest in working in an entrepreneurial organization About usLS Power, founded in 1990, is a leading development, investment and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. We have developed, constructed, managed and acquired more than 45,000 MW of competitive power generation, over 660 miles of transmission infrastructure, and raised over $47 billion in debt and equity investments. Our energy transition platforms include CPower Energy Management, Endurant Energy, EVgo, REV Renewables, Rise Light & Power, and Primary Renewables Fuels, our waste-to-energy program. The Firm is headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey, Missouri, California and Texas. DEI StatementAt LS Power, we seek to position our employees for success. We provide a stable and fulfilling career with an enhanced focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). More than being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring and developing diverse talent as part of our pledge to "Powering Change." Through Powering Change, we embody the belief that diverse perspectives foster innovation, and in turn, the continued growth of LS Power. BenefitsWe provide our team the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and continue in their career growth. We are committed to supporting employees' happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits that include 100% employer paid premium healthcare, paid parental leave and more.

Keywords: LS Power Development, LLC, East Brunswick , Environmental Permitting Specialist, Other , East Brunswick, New Jersey

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