Duke Energy Sr Transmission Permitting Specialist in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Preferred Location is Cincinnati however the position has the option to sit in Plainfield as well

Job Description

Responsible for evaluating federal, state, and local environmental permitting requirements and gaining permits for Transmission capital project work concerning regulated electric transmission substations and lines.

Responsibilities Include:

Responsible for providing functional direction in preparing and obtaining environmental, stormwater, and construction permits for federal, state, and local regulatory agencies Provide compliance assurance support to the Transmission Construction team that ongoing projects are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Serve on project teams, attend meetings and site visits, and develop permitting scope and schedule for variety of projects. Maintain comprehensive knowledge of permitting regulations and compliance requirements and their impact to Transmission projects. Work with minimal supervision to determine and develop approaches to design and permitting issues. Serves as environmental permitting expert for capital Transmission projects and collaborate with multiple work groups to provide specialized technical design expertise and judgment to resolve complex permitting issues. Maintain project schedules and accountability for meeting specified schedules for permitting tasks. Track project schedules and tasks in Primavera. Closeout of permits, including coordination with agencies, once construction is complete. Develop processes, find efficiencies / improvements, and maintain appropriate permit records.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, sciences or other related field of study

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience

  • Proficient in obtaining local, state, and federal environmental permits (Including erosion and sediment control / stormwater pollution prevention plans /SWPPP and US 404/401 permits

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS and AutoCAD

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent negotiating skills with regulators and the public regarding the environmental permitting of land development projects

  • Ten years of experience supporting land development environmental permitting within multiple regulatory jurisdictions at local, state and federal levels

  • Substantial experience gaining environmental land development permits in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

  • Experience working for an electric utility

  • Professional certification/ license (i.e. CPESC, QEP, PWS, Professional Engineer, Professional Landscape Architect)

  • Demonstrate ability to successfully influence outcome with a high level of collaboration.

  • Experience supporting and managing land-development projects and/or linear construction projects

  • Experience obtaining regulatory approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and State Historic Preservation Officer.

  • Experience preparing erosion control and SWPPP drawings and obtaining plan approval from state and local regulatory agencies

  • Experience obtaining floodplain/floodway permits

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, July 20, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.