Project Manager / Environmental Planner / Renewables Permitting

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Austin, TX
Job Type
Direct Hire
Apr 12, 2017
Job ID
The Project Manager/Environmental Planner will support a growing energy practice, with a background that understands the “ins and outs of developing a wind project” and how that impacts the permitting, siting and field survey efforts of wind energy.

Project sites may be anywhere in the U.S., but an emphasis will be with projects in the western, mid-west and southwestern United States. The Project Manager/Environmental Planner will perform energy project siting and permitting; contribute to proposal and business development opportunities; maintain good working relationships with Independent Power Producer (IPP) developers, utility companies, or other energy developers; and use their experience in experience in renewable energy, electric transmission, and gas facility projects, with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and with Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions (PUC). 

  • Possess a B.S. or M.S. in a related field (i.e., planning, environmental studies, or a closely related discipline)
  • Have 5-10 years of professional experience. This experience should include wind development projects from an environmental permitting, siting and field survey perspective 
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks, coordinate effectively with others, and work independently within a team are important characteristics for this position
  • Must be able to research and interpret federal, state and local regulations on a project-specific basis to assess project permitting feasibility and requirements, and interface with regulatory agencies
  • Must coordinate with junior, mid-level and senior professionals in support of the preparation of proposals, environmental reports and permit applications through collection, management and analysis of environmental data and information
  • Technical inquisitiveness, a positive attitude, and an ability to work well in teams are essential
  • This role will involve regulatory reviews and preparation of local, state and federal permit applications, resource analysis, corridor identification, route refinement, agency consultation, and public outreach
  • Must have a strong interest and commitment to the field, be able to demonstrate past success in managing projects of this type, and working within a group and independently to perform projects and help grow the business
  • Experience with comprehensive environmental processes, including working with federal, state and local regulators such as PUC, PSC, FERC, BLM, USFS, USFWS, COE, required, as well as experience with NEPA
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage the permitting of complex energy projects, have strong critical thinking capabilities, and flexible approach to problem solving, excellent interpersonal communication (oral and written), planning, and organizational skills; and attention to detail
  • Qualified candidates must have a working understanding of system planning and engineering aspects of energy facilities, and excellent client and public communication skills

Mailing Address:

The Eastman Group, LLC
P.O. Box 86705
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 751-8283 | phone