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Avangrid Permitting Manager - Ld/Sr in Portland, Oregon

Permitting Manager - Ld/Sr

Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC

Location:

Portland, OR, US

Company Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)

Responsibilities

The AVANGRID RENEWABLES Senior Permitting Manager will report to the Western Regional Permitting Manager and Director of Permitting and Environmental Affairs. The Senior Permitting Manager will coordinate with company personnel in support of Development, Construction, Operations, asset management, and other disciplines for solar and wind energy projects across the US. The position will be focused on permitting and environmental compliance support for Development and construction projects and Operational assets.

Key Responsibilities

Develop environmental study and permitting strategies for specific wind and solar projects in consultation with Project Developers, technical staff, and Regional Permitting Manager.Obtain the Key Discretionary Permit. Acquiring and executing federal and state permits including jurisdictional waters permits, endangered species permits, and eagle permits. 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. Work on special projects necessary to support permit compliance. Coordinate with Construction to assist in maintaining permit compliance of wind and solar projects. Prepare payment request for certain permitting and compliance fees. Coordinate with Procurement on RFP process and manage purchase orders and invoicing through SAP accounting system, adhering to effective internal controls. Leading interactions with permitting and wildlife regulatory agencies Participate in and/or draft legislation/regulation at the state and county level that impacts the development of wind or solar facilities Re-permit/amend permits as needed for construction changes . Develop permitting CapEx and OpEx estimates for projects

Skills and Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Business or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 8 years’ experience in energy project permitting and environmental review (examples include county permits, state wind or solar permits, federal wind or solar permits) . Fluent in a broad range of technical areas including the following: wetlands and waters, sound and noise, habitat and wildlife, glare and visual resources, and cultural resources. Demonstrated problem solving, negotiating and oral and written communication skills. Experience and knowledge of environmental permitting regulations for complex renewable energy projects. Experience cannot be limited to one type of permitting (e.g., wetlands). Domestic travel required (can range 20-50%).Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet deliverables. Managed NEPA, and/or other state and local land use and environmental permitting processes. 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. Knowledgeable of relevant state and federal permitting and wildlife regulations including but not limited to Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Experience permitting projects in states with complex permitting requirement (e.g., New York, California, Oregon) . Prior experience in wind and/or solar power permitting and environmental review. Wind or solar industry experience

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Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

    Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

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