Environmental Regulatory Licensing Specialist
Date published: 12-Apr-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Power
Business Plan: ENS
Black & Veatch provides engineering, technology, consulting and construction solutions that span the life cycle of projects in the power generation, power delivery and hydrocarbon process industries. Our services encompass planning, design, procurement, construction, startup, optimization and maintenance.
Functions in a lead consultant role or as a lead technical specialist. Responsible for applying advanced techniques and analyses for conventional assignments. Expands knowledge and skill set in practice area and begins to expand knowledge in other practice areas. Works under limited supervision and can lead a small effort or assignment.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
•Researching, monitoring, reviewing and summarizing federal, state, local and international environmental legislation and regulations for power generation and major industries
•Consulting with regulatory agencies to obtain relevant data and guidance, ascertain applicable permitting requirements and processes, and identify options and alternatives for obtaining authorizations and waivers
•Preparation of memoranda, documents, reports and permit applications relevant to permitting, licensing, and environmental compliance efforts
•Advising and assisting Project Managers in coordinating engineering, environmental and subconsultants in performance of environmental studies and licensing work
•Performing evaluations of facilities and properties to assess risks and valuation of assets in transactional divestiture and/or acquisition projects
A minimum total of 5 years of related work experience is typically necessary to move into this level. Graduate work may count as related work experience if directly applicable to job function. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
BS/BA in environmental studies or environmental engineering, or related field, including paralegal training, with preference for a higher MS or JD degree preferred.
•Demonstrable problem solving and teamwork skills
•Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and regulatory research capabilities.
•Ability to travel both domestically and internationally and work extended hours and weekends when necessary
•Experience in working with or for environmental regulatory agencies, law firm and/or environmental consulting firm desired
• Experience in performing routing studies associated with Transmission line projects (or similar)