Offshore Wind Permitter

at DNV
Location San Diego, California
Date Posted July 15, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Local Unit & Position Description

Do you want to lead decarbonization and the advancement of Renewable Energy? Do you have a passion for permitting offshore wind energy projects? Within DNV's Renewables Advisory group, our organizational culture and 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. We are seeking an experienced Offshore Permitting Manager to lead the growth of our comprehensive offshore permitting. In this role, you will provide clients with key insights into environmental and social risks, and help shepherd offshore wind energy projects through federal, state, and local permitting processes.

This is a remote position based from any location in the continental U.S.

What We DoOur Customers are working to develop a significant portfolio of offshore wind projects. We partner with them to understand the technical risks, guide project siting, conduct environmental studies and stakeholder outreach, file for required permits, and coordinate with agencies in order to advance the widescale deployment of renewable energy. At DNV, we offer a full suite of services to support offshore wind developers, regardless of where they are in the process of bringing a project to fruition. Our Customers can choose any number of consultancies to grow their offshore portfolio. However, our Environmental and Permitting services team strives to develop long-term partnerships, acting as their trusted advisor from the earliest feasibility activities through construction. Our Customers are at the forefront of the energy transition. Our team is nimble, highly experienced, and driven by our mission to ensure renewable energy projects are safely and sustainably sited, permitted, and operated. What You'll Do

  • Leverage experience with BOEM federal and state permitting processes for offshore wind energy projects and facilities, to champion permitting efforts for DNV's clients including
    • Permit application preparation
    • Authoring Site Assessment Plans (SAP), Construction and Operations Plans (COP), and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and
    • Providing management of 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 (BOEM, NOAA/NMFS, USACE, USFWS, USACOE, USCG, conservation commissions, and state jurisdictional agencies)
  • Project management- scheduling, budgeting, and review of work product
  • Support the mission and vision, have some fun while you do it, and work with great colleagues

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field - land use planning, environmental planning, environmental science/engineering, or other environmental law/policy
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in energy project siting and permitting, site characterizations, or NEPA/CEQA assessments including at least 3 years of experience writing environmental permit applications for offshore infrastructure
  • Advanced knowledge of environmental assessment regulatory frameworks for offshore wind and/or other offshore infrastructure
  • Demonstrated skills in project coordination, agency consultation, and environmental review; and ability to establish and maintain good relations with clients and peers
  • Team oriented professional with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What is Preferred

  • Master's degree in a relevant field - land use planning, environmental planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy
  • Capable of travelling to projects in development, construction and operation. Sites in varying locations (10%-20% annual time, post-COVID)

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

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare, We Share

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 offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here:

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About DNV

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see:

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $103000- $170000

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Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise, we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!