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AES Project Manager, Environmental Compliance in Glen Allen, Virginia

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The Environmental Compliance Project Manager will supervise environmental compliance during renewable project construction and maintaining compliance with permit conditions issued at local, state and federal levels.

This position will be based out of our Richmond, VA office and will handle environmental compliance during the late-stage development and execution phase of renewable assets in the east region including PJM, SERC, NYISO and related ISO regions. The candidate should be able to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team environment, take direction and complete tasks in a detailed and efficient manner. This person will work independently an dedicate driven to accomplish goals and objectives, while maintaining oversight of several construction projects at a time.

Principle duties and responsibilities

The candidate will have the followings responsibilities:

  • Develop environmental compliance programs for each project encompassing all local, state and federal permitting requirements.

  • Manage and perform field audits, reporting, and supervising for construction projects and renewable energy facilities.

  • Review and prepare technical reports and provide quality assurance and quality control of project documents with a focus on compliance of permit conditions, procedures, and regulatory agency policies and regulations for projects in the development stage through execution stage.

  • Working closely with EPC and contractors to ensure project compliance providing guidance, interpretation, and requirements.

  • Provide handoff transition to operational compliance teams.

  • Review cost budgets, proposals, invoicing, work plans, and execution strategies.

  • Manage multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines.

  • Project planning, scheduling, and resource management.

  • Coordinate with local, state and federal agencies on the project’s behalf.

  • Present and develop training materials and documents.

  • Support customer relations team in interactions related to the public.

  • Mentor junior staff members and delegate responsibilities.

  • Provide support and reporting to health and safety teams.

Required experience and competency

  • At least 5 years of project management experience with multi-disciplinary environmental compliance projects and shown responsibility with scope/schedule / budget. Preferred experience in the renewables industry.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulatory agency laws, regulations, and permitting requirements.

  • Detailed knowledge of Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater regulations, compliance strategies and environmental engineering.

  • Experience in environmental auditing and or regulatory audits.

  • Advanced knowledge of multimedia compliance including NEPA, USACE, CWA, DOT, SPCC and Waste management, water quality, construction / industrial/municipal stormwater, air quality, T&E species, USFW, and Historical Resources

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Engineering, Environmental Science, or another related field is helpful.

  • Experience in providing leadership to diverse project teams on high-pressure, high-visibility projects.

  • Sophisticated computer skills with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, Power PowerPoint, and geospatial software.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and delegate.

  • Leadership and strong ability to work in a collaborative environment.

  • Understanding of project risk management.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet timelines.

  • Conscientious and meticulous with demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Good judgment and sound decision-making skills.

  • Staying current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • Will be partial office and field-based.

  • Travel to projects and overnight stays approximately 25% of the time

  • Valid state driver’s license.

  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs and ability to maneuver in steep grades and muddy conditions.

  • Adherence to AES safety rules and performance expectations

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

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