Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Environmental & Permitting Specialist

Imagine a future where you’re part of the US Permitting team, helping to secure and implement the permits for our Southfork Wind energy project

Join us in this role where you’ll play a key role in delivering our offshore wind projects on the east coast of the United States. Our team of environmental managers works within the US Permitting team, securing permits for federal and state agencies. In this role, you’ll support our Southfork Wind project located off Rhode Island and the Connecticut coast.

Welcome to US Permitting

You’ll be part of US Permitting where you, together with your colleagues, will be involved in environmental, permitting, and scientific topics to support securing and discharging conditions for federal and state permits for the offshore wind farm, exporting cables, and onshore links to the existing transmission grid on Long Island. You’ll work with colleagues in the US and Europe, including specialist consultants, regulatory authorities, and other relevant stakeholders.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • planning and coordinating efficient environmental and regulatory reviews and permitting of projects, including preparing applications to regulatory entities
  • helping ensure that the Southfork Wind project is compliant with the project’s federal, state, and local permits as it moves into its critical construction phase
  • supporting the management of external consultants undertaking construction surveys and operational studies
  • coordinating the development of environmental compliance plans with engineering, construction, and execution teams internally
  • discharging permit requirements and conditions
  • creating and maintaining positive relationships with internal stakeholders, agency personnel, and other key external stakeholders and interest groups.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • hold, as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree within a relevant field, e.g. permitting, environmental policy, marine biology, marine affairs, or other related disciplines
  • have minimum five years of related work experience, e.g. from the wind industry, large-scale infrastructure projects, or through working for consultancies, agencies, etc.
  • possess in-depth knowledge of US regulations and policies, as well as having a solid understanding of the concerns of key decision-makers, policymakers, and state or federal authorities
  • have experience discharging permit requirements for complex projects
  • have experience working with projects to ensure that they’re complaint with the project’s federal and state permits
  • thrive in a global work environment, working both independently and collaboratively with your colleagues in the US and Europe.

Join a world leader in green energy

Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind energy and ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company. To be a frontrunner, we invest significantly in employee development, and from the moment you join us, we’ll support your personal and professional growth. Here, you’ll get the opportunities that will unleash your full potential, and you’ll experience a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic work environment.

Shape the future with us

Send your application to us no later than May 29, 2022. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

If you need to request any adjustments to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment process, we’re happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

We offer a flexible workplace, and in this position you’ll be working in a hybrid (office and homeworking) set-up.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.