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Permitting Manager

New York NY

Requisition ID: 2020-14557


Location Details

Position may be performed from anywhere in New York


Why you should work with us? Because within DNV GL’s Renewables Advisory group, organizational culture, and more specifically how we collectively influence the world for future generations, matters deeply to us. Our team works every day to increase the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society; endeavors to achieve our purpose through the success of our customers; and strives to be high-performing and innovative. Our approach reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world.


Brief Team and Position Summary:

DNV GL - Energy is seeking a Permitting Manager to join our Renewables Advisory group.

The Environmental and Permitting Services (EPS) team is growing rapidly, and we are seeking an experienced and collaborative Permitting Manager to lead the growth of our comprehensive permitting services in New York.


Our team:

The EPS team is comprised of siting, environmental, and permitting specialists who work directly with our customers to help identify and address project risks. Our mission is to guide the sustainable, responsible growth of the renewables industry by providing innovative environmental and permitting expertise to support the greater good.


Our work:

Our Customers are primarily developers and utilities, developing wind (onshore and offshore), solar, and battery and energy storage projects across the U.S., Canada and internationally. Broadly, our work falls into four categories:

Biological services, including field surveys, habitat conservation plans, corporate avian and bat protection plans, review of mitigation strategies, and associated permits.

Permitting services, providing support for permitting at the federal, state, and local level for wind, solar, and battery storage projects; including stakeholder engagement.

GIS services, including mapping, constraints reviews, radiocomm surveys, and critical issues analyses

Siting services, including layout optimization, acoustical measurements, noise impact assessments, shadow flicker, blade/ice throw, and glint and glare studies.


Our why:

Our Customers can choose any number of consultancies to execute on specific tasks. However, our EPS team strives to develop long-term partnerships with our Customers, acting as their trusted advisor from the earliest layouts through operations. Our Customers are at the forefront of the energy transition. Principally, our team needs to remain nimble, retain our deep expertise in wind and solar PV while growing our competency to advise on energy storage and offshore wind developments. Through this transition, our team is driven by our mission to ensure renewable energy projects are safely and sustainably designed, constructed and installed.


Tasks May Include

Leverage experience with NY Article 10 siting processes for siting new and repowered electric generating facilities, specifically on-shore renewable energy projects and facilities, and familiarity with ORES draft regulations to champion permitting efforts for DNV GL’s clients, including permit application preparation and management of all wildlife and technical studies;

Lead stakeholder engagement activities, including attending agency and municipality meetings, open houses, and stakeholder engagement sessions (virtual and in-person); collecting and responding to agency and public comments; coordinating with state and federal resource agencies;

Participate in or lead environmental assessments/environmental impacts statements, construction and operation plans, and other studies related to offshore wind activities in the NY Bight;

Set project milestones for scope, schedule, and budget and ensure milestones are met;

Perform technical checking and initial approval of certain work products conducted by junior staff;

Proactively seek out practical and realistic business development opportunities in the NY market and prepare or coordinate proposals and bids;

Give technical presentations and participate in panel discussions at industry workshops and conferences;

Engage in facilitating innovative and new service offerings to anticipate/meet market needs.


Position Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, namely land use planning, environmental planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy.

At least 3 years of experience writing environmental permit applications in the renewable energy industry in NY

Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in energy project siting and permitting

Advanced knowledge of environmental assessment regulatory frameworks in NY.

Comprehensive understanding of US wind, solar and battery storage markets;

Demonstrated skills in project coordination, agency consultation, and environmental review; and able to establish and maintain good relations with clients and peers.

Strong written and verbal English communication skills

We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening


Preferred qualifications

Master’s degree in a relevant field, namely land use planning, environmental planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy.

Experience leading winning proposal efforts for Customers in the renewable energy industry.

Willingness and ability to travel to projects in development, construction and operation sites in varying locations (up to 20% annual time, post-COVID).

Professional Engineer (P.E.) in New York

Project Management Professional (PMP) credentials are preferred


**Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position**


Opportunities Beyond Business

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.


Local employment conditions apply.

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Posted November 17, 2020

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