Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Environmental Compliance Senior Specialist

Imagine a future where you’re a key part of ensuring environmental regulatory compliance for our proposed offshore wind projects on the East Coast of the US

Join us in this role where you’ll be responsible for leading the implementation of the Environmental Permit Compliance program for the construction, operation, and decommissioning of the Ocean Wind 01 offshore wind farm. You’ll work with colleagues in the United States and Europe, specialist consultants, and in consultation with regulatory authorities and stakeholders.

Welcome to US Permitting
You’ll be part of our North American Permitting, Environment, and Marine Affairs (PEMA) team where you, together with your colleagues, will support, develop, and lead the implementation of the Environmental Permit Compliance program for Ocean Wind 01, in coordination with your permitting colleagues, compliance colleagues, and the other departments such as QHSE, Construction managers, EPC package managers, our Operations team, and our Joint Venture partner. As a team, we empower individuals, collaborate, share knowledge, and share successes, so as to resolve the challenges associated with delivering the first commercial scale offshore wind projects in the US.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • planning and coordinating the efficient environmental and regulatory reviews and permitting of projects, incl. preparing applications to regulatory entities
  • driving the success of the Compliance Management System (CMS) and associated activity-specific compliance tools, through the continued development, implementation, and optimization of these tools
  • working as a liaison with our QHSE and EPC teams to support Ørsted’s compliance audit program
  • tracking permit conditions as project approvals are obtained, assisting construction managers, site managers, and contractor crews in the implementation of conditions
  • leading and training environmental compliance contractors and consultants, environmental inspectors, third-party environmental monitors, and associated compliance field personnel
  • ensuring fulfilment of compliance obligations for monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting to local, state, and federal agencies.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • hold, as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree within a relevant field, e.g., permitting, environmental policy, construction management, marine affairs, or other disciplines related to development and construction
  • have min. five years’ related professional experience, e.g., from large-scale infrastructure projects, energy projects, environmental permit management, environment compliance management, or through working for development/ environmental consultancies, Federal or State agencies, etc.
  • are experienced with interpreting and applying local, state, and federal environmental regulations and developing/maintaining relationships with key regulators; familiarity with BOEM, USACE, EPA, and state and federal protected species regulations is preferred
  • have experience collaborating and communicating effectively with interdisciplinary teams, such as QHSE, construction, EPC, and project management
  • can adapt to changing conditions and work well in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment within tight deadlines
  • have excellent technical writing skills and stakeholder management abilities and are a trustworthy and impactful communicator.

Join a global leader in renewable energy
Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here, you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.

Shape the future with us
Send your application to us no later than February 7, 2023.

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.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Talent Acquisition Operations US, , on, if you’d like to know more about the position. If you need to request any adjustments to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment or interview process, we're happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

Please note that you’re expected to do regular traveling in relation to your work, as you’ll need to be able to travel occasionally to New Jersey job sites to meet with construction staff, contractors, and regulators (typically one to three days per trip) and may require periodic boat-based trips to the offshore site.

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.