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Permitting Director

Company: RO
Location: Trenton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Permitting Director will lead the offshore wind permitting and external affairs strategies to ensure delivery of key project milestones.
The role will be responsible for scoping, development, and management of the project's permitting schedule, budget, risk management to secure federal, state, and local permits for offshore wind projects.
The role will also be responsible for development and execution of critical external affairs and outreach strategies, including community and stakeholder engagement, governmental affairs, as well as overall public positioning within the market.
The role will encompass all stages and aspects of developing offshore wind projects from scoping, project development and planning, site investigations, and environmental impact assessments.
The Permitting Director is responsible for all efforts within the project's permitting and outreach teams and requires stellar supervisory and organization skills to motivate and foster a constructive and communicative team that contributes positively to the project as well as serves as the public facing effort of the project.
The Permitting Director will play a key role in representing the company and its offshore wind projects among industry associations, working groups, public entities, local communities and with key external stakeholders and interest groups.

Main Tasks:
Develop and manage permitting strategies and implementation of all applicable federal and state permitting and environmental topics
Support project management's oversight that the project is designed and constructed in compliance with all policies, and in consideration of best practices and guidance, and all permits are secured in a timely manner
Manage the development of a comprehensive and inclusive community and stakeholder engagement strategy
Responsible for proactive and clear communication with internal and external stakeholders, including senior management, on project's permitting risks and progress in relation to schedule and budget
Manage a team of permitting and external affairs specialists and delegate project tasks to establish a positive and constructive team spirit that encourages professional growth and collaboration
Manage the development of a proactive and public facing position and brand identity in support of the project's development goals within the market
Maintain a proactive and inclusive stakeholder outreach effort across project workstreams
Lead and manage federal and state permitting processes, including consultations with relevant federal and state agencies (e.g., BOEM, NOAA/NMFS, USACE, USFWS, USCG, USACE, etc.), internal and external stakeholder management, permit application preparation, submittals and approvals, etc.

Keywords: RO, Trenton , Permitting Director, Executive , Trenton, New Jersey

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