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Marine Science and Permitting Manager

Cambridge MA

This role will serve on the staff of the Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (Mayflower) joint venture team. Mayflower is a 50/50 partnership of EDPR Offshore NA LLC (EDPR) and Shell New Energies LLC (Shell).

Mayflower is the lease holder of BOEM OCS-0521 off the coast of Massachusetts, an area of 128k acres capable to deliver around 1.6GW. This position will be among senior members of the project team accountable to develop the project to reach final investment decision and take the project through construction and operation.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Mayflower Wind is seeking a mid to senior level staffer to assist in our permitting efforts.

This staffer focus will be on biological, geological and hydrological science and studies that are at the center of the permitting enterprise. They will work with our staff and consultants to shape our interactions with key government agencies and key stakeholders including the fishing industry and marine science institutions. They will also assist in the preparation of responses by Mayflower to Request for Proposals from purchasers of the output from our planned offshore wind farm(s). Specifically, this staffer would lead the effort to prepare a Construction and Operations Plan as well as acting as the lead for the permitting department in crafting a bid offering sale of project output.

The ideal candidate will have relevant permitting and/or project development experience and will apply that experience to help Mayflower to obtain all needed permits

 

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

Assist in the scoping, preparation and execution of sophisticated scientific studies

Review reports prepared by subject matter experts, preparation of documents summarizing reports

Careful review of documents vital to the permitting process

Oversee and manage contractors providing surveys, analyses and documents for Mayflower.

Review and draft high quality permitting documents with quantitative, qualitative and graphic components.

Other job-related duties as assigned by the Permitting Director

 

Job Dimensions:

Reports: 1 to 2 direct reports

Travel: Significant US domestic and international travel expected (up to 30%), primarily to Southeastern Massachusetts and to the Washington DC area

 

REQUIRED

Familiarity with the federal permitting regime centered on the Construction & Operation Plan (COP) for the project and/or experience with similar permitting schemes and ability to rapidly master the COP-centered offshore wind permitting system.

Appropriate educational experience, at least Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree related to permitting, biological science or engineering a plus.

2 to 4 years of relevant experience. Work on complex offshore energy projects and/or large scale renewable energy projects.

 

Behavioral Requirements

Ability to rapidly move between different assignments that have a wide variety of technical elements, carefully managing time and assignments.

Very strong written and oral communication skills including proven ability to quickly review and edit complex documents.

Attention to detail and a willingness to roll up their sleeves to come up with creative solutions.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet competing deadlines, and work both independently and on teams.

Strong sense of values and ethics, as well as confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.

 

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment.

Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.

Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds.

Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.

Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary.

Vision: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Hearing: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Speech: Ability to interpret, deliver, and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Travel Required

Yes. up to 30%

 

Qualifications

Education

Required

Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field.

 

Experience

Required

2-4 years: 2 to 4 years of relevant experience. Work on complex offshore energy projects and/or large scale renewable energy projects.

 

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Posted June 19, 2020



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