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The candidate for this position will be remote, but based out of our New York, New York office, or another local AES office, depending on the candidate’s current location and preference. The role is intended to build the Permitting Analyst’s skillset and prepare the candidate for growth within the company, under the mentorship of Senior Permitting Analysts, Permitting Project Managers (PMs), Senior Permitting PMs, Managers (senior staff) and other groups within AES Clean Energy. Duties of the Permitting Analyst will include supporting senior staff with day-to-day permitting, environmental and land use entitlement efforts, as well as assisting with the coordination with AHJs and other agencies. The position involves coordination with senior staff, developers, real estate, execution, community relations and other groups within AES Clean Energy, and across multiple offices. The successful candidate will have the aptitude to succeed in supporting multiple project-related tasks and project development efforts in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The Permitting Analyst will work with senior staff and cross-functional teams in activities leading to the successful development renewable energy projects. Specific duties will include:
- Conduct initial site screenings, due diligence and fatal flaw analyses that identify environmental and permitting constraints on potential project sites.
- Assist senior staff with tasks needed to secure land use permits for new and acquired solar power generating facilities across multiple local, state, and federal jurisdictions.
- Support senior staff on reviewing technical and environmental studies for renewable project development.
- Assist senior staff with management of contractors, vendors, and consultants to maintain project timeline and budget.
- Once a project is permitted, assist senior staff in preparing Compliance Package for the environmental compliance team.
- Participate in meetings with the community, elected officials, and regulators as needed.
- Assist in cost reduction initiatives, vendor development, and invoice audits.
Desired Skills and Expertise:
- Undergraduate degree in environmental sciences, geography, or related field.
- 0-2 years of permitting experience in development, preferably in utility-scale renewables environment.
- Strong organizational, communication, problem solving, analytical and time management skills.
- Confidence in ability to work autonomously and thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
- Knowledge of west coast land use entitlement processes a bonus but not required.
- Ability to communicate efficiently in verbal and written correspondence.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcGIS, and Google Earth preferred.
- Team player.
This is a remote position, however, we require that the candidate be located within the US territory.
AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion.
Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $60,000 and $76,500/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment.
If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.