Manager, Environmental Compliance and Strategy
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.
As a Manager on the Environmental Compliance & Strategy team, you will be responsible for the development of project-specific federal and/or state environmental strategies and compliance requirements to support the development, construction, and operation of long-distance transmission and utility-scale generation (wind and solar) projects in Oklahoma.
The ideal candidate will have an expert-level understanding of renewable energy project processes and experience and expertise interpreting and applying federal and state environmental laws (NEPA, ESA, and CWA, and other federal environmental laws), federal guidelines (WEGs), and policies, and developing innovative environmental compliance strategies for complex utility-scale projects.
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. The successful candidate will have demonstrated capabilities in managing the environmental compliance process for utility-scale renewable energy and/or transmission projects and an understanding of NEPA, ESA, CWA, and other federal environmental laws.
To fulfill these duties, you will collaborate with internal project teams such as transmission and renewable development, engineering, government affairs, and construction management; external teams like environmental and engineering consultants, and external legal counsel; and external stakeholders such as private landowners, state/federal resource agencies, and conservation organizations.
- Advise ECS management, development teams, and others regarding the environmental permitting of projects from planning phases through implementation.
- 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 and counsel) to execute project work on schedule, and develop strategies to address environmental-related issues.
- Supervise the work of project environmental consultants, and manage efforts which includes reviewing proposals, scheduling survey timelines, and ensuring survey methodologies follow wildlife agency input and satisfy permit conditions/project needs.
- Review resource reports with critical attention to meeting regulatory standards, data and documentation accuracy, and survey objectives, methods, and results. Review technical reports provided by consultants.
- Develop strategies to mitigate environmental impacts of projects from project inception through post-construction.
- Advise on project design in collaboration with generation and transmission development and engineering teams to ensure compatibility with project commitments/requirements.
- Respond to internal environmental-related inquiries in support of project contracting, project financing, and third-party due diligence.
- Ability and desire to maintain a complete and organized project record to demonstrate compliance with federal and state wildlife regulations.
- Leads agency meeting engagement, including strategy and material development.
- Participate in regional and national initiatives, symposia, conferences, and industry groups as needed to achieve Company objectives.
- Support Tribal Nation engagement in close collaboration with the project’s Tribal Liaison.
- Build relationships and support federal and state regulatory agency consultation by leading coordination early and often through development, construction, and operation as needed.
- Bachelor's degree required
- 5+ years in energy project development
- Demonstrated ability in developing energy projects through complex permitting environments to construction/financing.
- Experience and expertise interpreting and applying federal and state environmental laws (NEPA, NHPA, BGEPA, MBTA, ESA, and CWA), guidelines, and policies, and developing innovative environmental compliance strategies for compliance for complex utility-scale projects.
- Must be willing to travel as needed (20%), depending on the needs of the project.
- Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and make independent decisions that promote/advance company and project goals and objectives.
- Must be self-directed, with the ability and desire to work independently and 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 interpret environmental data and identify potential project risks.
- Advanced degree in biological science/natural resources/environmental policy or environmental law degree.
- Experience developing and constructing utility-scale generation and/or long-distance linear projects in Oklahoma.
- Ability to navigate ArcGIS and Google Earth to interpret environmental spatial data and identify potential project risks.
- Working knowledge of resource avoidance and minimization measures for the development and construction of utility-scale projects.
$125,000 - $140,000
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.