Principal Consultant, Environmental Permitting and Compliance (Mid-Senior Level)

at ERM
Location San Jose, California
Date Posted September 20, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Permanent


ERM seeks a motivated Principal Consultant, Environmental Permitting and Compliance in the West Coast region. If you have significant consulting experience in the energy sector (e.g., oil and gas sector, traditional or renewable power sector) and are great at building client relationships, commercial development and managing projects and teams, this position is for you. This opportunity is for a Senior-level professional looking to advance their career with a global environmental leader, and to make a significant impact in successfully implementing ERM's global strategy. ERM works closely with energy companies at every stage of their business/asset life cycle to help them plan for, create/develop, and effectively/efficiently operate both traditional and non-traditional assets. We are expanding our team to strengthen our organization's ability to create and implement innovative solutions that translate to clear and measurable business value for our clients. Consistent with this focus, ERM is seeking an experienced professional to join our firm as a key client-facing energy sector subject matter expert. Our ideal candidate will have pre-existing client relationships and a proven record of winning work within the energy market. ERM is structured to encourage collaboration and networking among regional offices, providing opportunities to collaborate with ERM's national Low Carbon Energy Transition (LCET) team to share expertise and consulting opportunities. Our many leaders proactively work together to build strategies and campaigns around key business drivers for our clients, with the primary focus of finding and delivering high-profile rewarding projects and building our business. This position focuses on providing technical and project management leadership with siting, permitting and evaluating environmental impacts of energy projects and NEPA expertise (e.g., FERC permitting/EIS Development) is preferred. Projects are often fast-paced, multi-faceted, and geographically diverse, and may include oil and gas pipeline, LNG facility development, low carbon capital development, solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, energy storage and transmission. The position will require the candidate to work both independently and on project teams, and to possess the capacity to manage varying priorities and multiple tasks to work on concurrent projects and meet project deadlines. The candidate will serve as a Project Manager on multi-disciplinary projects with people management requirements as well as focus on the commercial development of ERM's business. This position has growth potential into our Partner-track or Technical Director programs, depending on experience, interest, and qualifications. RESPONSIBILITIES Managing large, complex, multidisciplinary or global projects. Demonstrating strong project management skills and oversight through the project lifecycle, including scoping, budget and delivery. Working with existing ERM Account Managers and delivery teams to expand existing client accounts and develop new client accounts (i.e., commercial development). Demonstrating strong analytical skills, excellent writing and presentation skills, and a mastery of impactful client communication (i.e., technical and commercial communication skills). Building strong and trusted relationships with clients and/or business partners. Working with ERM's North America LCET Leadership team and client Account Directors and Account Managers to contribute to robust, proactive Go-to-Market programs to drive commercial growth for capital projects. REQUIREMENTS Bachelors or Masters degree in environmental science, engineering or related field. Minimum of 10 years of experience in either a consulting environment or working substantially within the energy sector. Recognized technical expertise and an established reputation in the local (Gulf) marketplace. In-depth understanding of the energy sector and the companies operating in this market, including existing relationships that can be leveraged into new business. Desire to develop commercially. Demonstrated understanding of the energy regulatory environment, key regulatory agencies, and current and emerging issues. NEPA Expertise - FERC or other agency experience (applicant or third-party). Business acumen to understand business risks and challenges, and to recognize opportunities to provide enterprise-wide solutions for clients. Demonstrable record in delivering annual sales/programs. Attention to detail and commitment to deliver quality work products. Demonstrated project management and leadership skills. Experience with line management and/or contributing to the professional development of other teammates. Enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, and a desire to work in a growing team. Who We Are: As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world's leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations. At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our "boots to boardroom" approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level. Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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