Associate, Environmental Compliance and Strategy at Invenergy LLC

Invenergy LLC

Full-Time

Mountain Home, TX 78058, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Job Description

Position Overview

As an Associate, Environmental Compliance & Strategy, you will support responsible development, construction and operation of utility-scale wind and solar across the US. Under supervision from experienced colleagues, you will oversee environmental-related due diligence, planning, permitting, and compliance for a dedicated portfolio of large-scale wind and solar projects. To fulfill these duties, you will collaborate with internal project teams such as development, engineering, and construction management; external teams like environmental, engineering consultants and external legal counsel; and external stakeholders such as private landowners, state/federal resource agencies, and conservation organizations. The ideal candidate will be an organized and collaborative self-starter with a keen attention to detail, with the ability to handle multiple projects at various stages of development, construction, and operations.

Responsibilities
• Oversee consultants providing environmental survey support, which includes reviewing proposals, managing survey timelines, and ensuring survey methodologies follow wildlife agency input and satisfy permit conditions/project needs.
• Review technical reports provided by consultants. Reports typically include but are not limited to: habitat evaluations, desktop environmental screenings, threatened/endangered/sensitive species surveys, wetland delineations, avian and bat use surveys, and post-construction monitoring studies.
• Conduct environmental due diligence for development and acquisition opportunities.
• Ability and desire to maintain a complete and organized project record to demonstrate compliance with federal and state wildlife regulations.
• Provide review and support for engineering design to ensure compatibility with project commitments/requirements.
• Identify and communicate project needs, schedules, and risks across project support teams. Work collaboratively and efficiently with internal teams and external parties (e.g., consultants) to execute project work on schedule, and develop strategies to address environmental-related issues.
• Maintain relationships and support federal and state regulatory agency consultation.
• Conduct environmental due diligence for development and acquisition opportunities.
• Maintain comprehensive knowledge of environmental policy, regulation and compliance that affect permitting and impacts on project siting and compliance.
• Participate in regional and national initiatives, symposia, conferences, and industry groups as needed to achieve Company objectives.

Requirements
• Experience and expertise interpreting federal and state environmental laws (ESA, NEPA, CWA), guidelines, and policies, and developing project strategies for compliance with the same.
• 2-4 years in renewable energy or 5+ years in a similar industry with experience managing responsibilities similar to those listed above.
• Must be self-directed and detail oriented, with the ability and desire to work effectively in a team environment.
• Able to act and adapt to a fast-paced business environment with competing deadlines, and quickly learn and implement internal processes.
• Strong attention to detail, assuring documents and communications are concise and accurate.
• Ability to navigate ArcGIS and Google Earth to interpret environmental spatial data and identify potential project risks.

Preferred
• Advanced degree in biological science/natural resources/environmental policy or environmental law degree
• Working knowledge of the USFWS Wind Energy Guidelines and Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance

Salary Range

$83,000 - $115,000

Benefits

Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

Invenergy LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Job Responsibilities

  • As an Associate, Environmental Compliance & Strategy, you will support responsible development, construction and operation of utility-scale wind and solar across the US
  • Under supervision from experienced colleagues, you will oversee environmental-related due diligence, planning, permitting, and compliance for a dedicated portfolio of large-scale wind and solar projects
  • To fulfill these duties, you will collaborate with internal project teams such as development, engineering, and construction management; external teams like environmental, engineering consultants and external legal counsel; and external stakeholders such as private landowners, state/federal resource agencies, and conservation organizations
  • The ideal candidate will be an organized and collaborative self-starter with a keen attention to detail, with the ability to handle multiple projects at various stages of development, construction, and operations
  • Oversee consultants providing environmental survey support, which includes reviewing proposals, managing survey timelines, and ensuring survey methodologies follow wildlife agency input and satisfy permit conditions/project needs
  • Review technical reports provided by consultants
  • Reports typically include but are not limited to: habitat evaluations, desktop environmental screenings, threatened/endangered/sensitive species surveys, wetland delineations, avian and bat use surveys, and post-construction monitoring studies
  • Conduct environmental due diligence for development and acquisition opportunities
  • Ability and desire to maintain a complete and organized project record to demonstrate compliance with federal and state wildlife regulations
  • Provide review and support for engineering design to ensure compatibility with project commitments/requirements
  • Identify and communicate project needs, schedules, and risks across project support teams
  • Work collaboratively and efficiently with internal teams and external parties (e.g., consultants) to execute project work on schedule, and develop strategies to address environmental-related issues
  • Maintain relationships and support federal and state regulatory agency consultation
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of environmental policy, regulation and compliance that affect permitting and impacts on project siting and compliance
  • Participate in regional and national initiatives, symposia, conferences, and industry groups as needed to achieve Company objectives

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Experience and expertise interpreting federal and state environmental laws (ESA, NEPA, CWA), guidelines, and policies, and developing project strategies for compliance with the same

  • 2-4 years in renewable energy or 5+ years in a similar industry with experience managing responsibilities similar to those listed above

  • Must be self-directed and detail oriented, with the ability and desire to work effectively in a team environment

  • Able to act and adapt to a fast-paced business environment with competing deadlines, and quickly learn and implement internal processes

  • Strong attention to detail, assuring documents and communications are concise and accurate

  • Ability to navigate ArcGIS and Google Earth to interpret environmental spatial data and identify potential project risks

Benefits/What We offer

  • $83,000 - $115,000

  • Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc

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