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Avangrid Permitting Manager - Ld/Sr (REN 9715) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Permitting Manager - Ld/Sr (REN 9715)



Minneapolis, MN, US


The AVANGRID RENEWABLES Senior Permitting Manager will report to the Eastern Regional Permitting Manager and Director of Permitting and Environmental Affairs. The Senior Permitting Manager will coordinate with company personnel in support of Development and Operations, asset management, and other disciplines in Minneapolis, Radnor, Chicago, and other locations. The position will be focused on permitting and environmental compliance support for Development projects and Operational assets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop environmental study and permitting strategies for specific projects in consultation with Project Developers, technical staff, and Regional Permitting Manager, with a focus on the eastern and midwest United States.

  • Manage and coordinate activities within the Company and with outside consultants to achieve all regulatory, siting and environmental requirements and approvals needed to achieve project and asset regulatory compliance, guidance and policy adherence, and Company objectives.

  • Prepare milestone schedules, budgets and staffing requirements to complete permitting and compliance on assigned projects and assets.

  • Prepare applications to agencies; represent Company's position in hearings and workshops; select and manage consultants; assist the project public relations strategy; and provide documentation for siting, land use, wetland, and wildlife permits; represent the Company in policy discussions and developments regarding renewables permitting.

  • Negotiate with wildlife, land use, and other regulatory agencies to achieve acceptable permit conditions consistent with project and Company goals, schedules, costs, and environmental protection.

  • Conduct environmental and permitting due diligence on potential sites and acquisition opportunities for wind and solar.

  • Coordinate with Construction to assist in maintaining permit compliance of projects.

  • Coordinate with Procurement on RFP process and manage purchase orders and invoicing through SAP accounting system, adhering to effective internal controls.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Business or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5 years experience in energy project permitting and environmental review.

  • Demonstrated problem solving, negotiating and oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience and knowledge of environmental permitting regulations for eastern and/or Midwestern regional states.

  • Substantial domestic travel.

  • Ability to work independently to meet deliverables.

  • Working knowledge of Windows based business software applications, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Business or comparable degree.

  • Understanding and experience of NEPA, and/or other state and local land use and environmental permitting processes.

  • Experience permitting project in New York and/or New England

  • Prior experience in wind and/or solar power permitting and environmental review

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

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