Principal NJ Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) Permitting Specialist (Mid-Senior Level)

at ERM
Location Not Specified, New Jersey
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


ERM is seeking an experienced New Jersey-based Principal Consultant with extensive New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) experience and established client relationships, to play a key role in growing our business in New Jersey. The ideal candidate will have established relationships with electric and gas utilities, as well as current NJDEP Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) staff. A strong candidate will have technical expertise leading multi-media environmental permitting efforts under the purview of the DLRP and providing support for the development of operation/maintenance and large-scale capital expansion projects in New Jersey.

As a senior leader, you will be fully accountable for successfully selling and consulting on DLRP related project work to build a sustainable business locally, while networking with ERM's global technical team to share best practices across the industry.


Develop and implement strategic business/action plan, provide leadership, and deliver performance results to expand ERM's Impact Assessment & Planning (IAP) service area and client base in New Jersey. Serve as the leader of a "core" technical team to drive profitable growth across the IAP service lines (environmental impact assessment, land planning, facility siting & permitting, and water resources management) in New Jersey.
As a "seller/doer," contribute to business development of ERM's full-range of IAP services. Identify and develop new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals, and take active leadership role in developing new business with new and existing clients. Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business.
Serve as Senior Technical Advisor for DLRP-related activities in support of ERM clients' capital projects (i.e., renewable energy projects, electric and gas utilities,). Lead the strategic planning and preparation of DLRP permit packages, serving in roles ranging from subject matter expert to QA/QC. Achieve client's expectations for scope, budget, schedule, and quality.
Lead, manage performance, hire and retain, inspire and mentor personnel for overall growth and success of technical team.
Work with existing ERM's IAP service line described above to deepen relationships with ERM's key clients and establish new client relationships that result in growth.
Support the general growth and development of ERM's IAP technical community. Collaborate with other ERM global practitioners to execute impact assessment projects. Participate on teams comprised of impact assessment professionals from multiple offices around the global ERM organization.


BS/MS in environmental studies, natural resources-related science, planning, geography, civil or environmental engineering or related field; PWS, PE, CEP, AICP or similar registration desired.
15+ years of consulting experience with DLRP and multi-media permitting.
Proven track record in developing and implementing successful business growth strategies in New Jersey.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients, and book personal sales in new IAP consulting services.
Established relationships with Power and/or Oil and Gas companies.
Solid grasp of the key impact assessment and management issues within the Power and/or Oil and Gas sectors, as well as a high degree of technical competence and broad knowledge of DLRP requirements.
Recognized technical expertise with an established reputation in the marketplace, including positive reputation with key regulators relevant to DLRP approvals.
Well-developed teambuilding and influencing skills; unquestioned integrity; and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address client and business needs and challenges.
Positive outlook, collaborative, and driven by the success of ERM as a global company.

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.

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