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Permitting Manager - Ld/Sr - Western Focus in Portland, OR at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Publication date: 14.12.2018REFERENCE: 5107064001

Company

Company: Avangrid RenewablesJob Title: Permitting ManagerDepartment: DevelopmentLocation: Portland, OR

Business and DepartmentPortland Corporate OfficePortland,OR

Description

The AVANGRID RENEWABLES Senior Permitting Manager will report to the Western Regional PermittingManager and Director of Permitting and Environmental Affairs. The Senior Permitting Manager will coordinate withcompany personnel in support of Development and Operations, asset management, and other disciplines inPortland, California, and other locations. The position will be focused on permitting and environmental compliancesupport for Development projects and Operational assets.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop environmental study and permitting strategies for specific projects in consultation with ProjectDevelopers, technical staff, and Regional Permitting Manager, with a focus on the western United States.
• 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 onassigned projects and assets.
• Prepare applications to agencies; represent Company's position in hearings and workshops; select andmanage 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 regardingrenewables permitting.
• Negotiate with wildlife, land use, and other regulatory agencies to achieve acceptable permit conditionsconsistent with project and Company goals, schedules, costs, and environmental protection.
• Conduct environmental and permitting due diligence on potential sites and acquisition opportunities for windand solar.
• Coordinate with Construction to assist in maintaining permit compliance of projects.
• Coordinate with Procurement on RFP process and manage purchase orders and invoicing through SAP

accounting system, adhering to effective internal controls.

Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Business or the equivalent combinationof education and experience.
• 5 years experience in energy project permitting and environmental review.
• Demonstrated problem solving, negotiating and oral and written communication skills.
• Experience and knowledge of environmental permitting regulations for western regional states.
• Substantial domestic travel.
• Ability to work independently to meet deliverables.
• Working knowledge of Windows based business software applications, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint,and Excel.Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
• Advanced degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Business or comparable degree.
• Understanding and experience of NEPA, and/or other state and local land use and environmental permittingprocesses.
• Experience permitting projects in California, or experience with the EFEC process.
• Prior experience in wind and/or solar power permitting and environmental review

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only ifapplicable to job requirements), background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in theU.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will beworking in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A MotorVehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as anindividual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

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