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Senior Environmental Permitting Consultant/Project Manager (Mid-Senior Level)

Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Job Type
1 Oct 2021
ERM is seeking a Project Manager/Environmental Impact Assessment Permitting Specialist in our Rolling Meadows IL, Chicago IL, Milwaukee WI, Holland MI, Indianapolis IN, St. Louis MS, Overland Park KS, Minneapolis MN, or Cleveland OH offices to support and assist with environmental impact assessment and regulatory permitting for renewable energy facilities and other major capital development projects across the United States including offshore and onshore wind energy projects. This position will focus primarily on environmental impact assessment and federal, state and local permitting to facilitate the development, construction, and operation of commercial-scale energy facilities and support the low carbon economy transition in the U.S. Our portfolio of projects are often fast-paced, multi-faceted, and geographically diverse with clients developing facilities ranging from onshore wind and solar to offshore wind. The position will require a candidate to work both independently and with teams of subject matter experts, so successful candidate must have the ability to manage varying priorities and multiple tasks while forging a cohesive delivery team to meet concurrent deadlines on multiple projects. This is an excellent opportunity for an environmental professional looking to advance their career with a global environmental leader and be part of ERM's continuing growth in the renewable energy sector.RESPONSIBILITIES:Manage and perform multi-media permitting and compliance associated with renewable energy development projects with an emphasis on Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and State Water Resource permitting.Manage and provide technical assistance on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental assessment (EA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) projects and related activities in support of ERM clients' development projects (e.g., onshore wind, offshore wind, solar and other renewable energy projects).Manage and lead the preparation of EAs/EISs and associated management plans in compliance with NEPA and other applicable federal, state, and local requirements. Overseeing project delivery activities such as report writing, data collection, data and literature review, and developing recommendations for clients.Prepare technical proposals and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads as well as help to expand our growing renewable projects and team.Manage and work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments.Contribute technical, subject matter or project management expertise on due diligence reviews, environmental critical issues assessments, impact assessment deliverables, and overall quality control review.Collaborate with other ERM practitioners to execute impact assessment and capital project permitting (ERM services broadly include baseline studies, environmental impact assessment, routing studies, land planning, and facility siting & permitting).REQUIREMENTS:Bachelors or Master's degree in environmental studies, environmental management, wetland science, planning, geography or related natural resources science field of study.At least 8 to 10 years of project management, licensing and permitting experience, including strong project experience in renewable energy or similar practice.Experience preparing NEPA-type documents for federal and/or state agencies, and providing strategic-level IAP support.Experience with federal, state, and local permitting, in particular with the preparation of applications and documents related to the development of renewable energy projects. Experience assisting clients in obtaining multi-media permits and approvals for new or expanded facilities.Experience overseeing and coordinating desktop and online studies or research on natural resource or resource planning topics, Geographic Information System, map interpretation (National Wetland Inventory, U.S. Geological Survey, aerial photography).Demonstrated ability to research and prepare concise and accurate technical documents including presentation of findings to clients, stakeholders, and/or regulatory agencies.Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organization/analytical skills; experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports.Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision.Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop team members - excellent people skills, responsive, collaborative, versatile, effective in a fast-paced environment, and service-oriented.Valid driver's license and good driving record.Who We Are:As the world's leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency. Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Thank you for your interest in ERM
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  • Job Reference: 386579422-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Environmental Resources Management
  • Location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
  • Job Type: Permanent