Strategy and business development

Deputy Permit Manager SkipJack Wind

Imagine a future where you’re helping to secure and implement the permits for our proposed offshore wind project on the US East Coast

Join us in this role where you’ll play a key role in delivering our offshore wind projects on the East Coast of the United States. You’ll be a dedicated permitting resource to the Skipjack offshore wind farm, help support the Head of Mid-Atlantic and P2X Permitting, and lead on the day-to-day tasks required to help secure and implement permits from federal, state, and local agencies. This role is a step up into a leadership role for environmental and permitting professional who already have demonstrated experience in advancing complex projects through the permitting process.

Welcome to US Permitting
You’ll be part of North America Permitting, Environment, and Marine Affairs (PEMA) team where you, together with your colleagues, will lead a complex permit work package from initiation through to implementation and undertake complimentary actions to support the day-to-day management of the Skipjack permitting work package. You’ll take a leadership role in the management of the project permitting and environmental specialists, the management of specialist consultants, and engagement with the wider project team and external government agencies and interest groups. As a team, we work collaboratively with our colleagues across the project incl. engineering, real estate, external affairs, and others to support the permitting and development of our offshore wind projects. We’re a collaborative, curious, caring, and commercial focused team dedicated to working together to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • securing permits from regulatory entities at federal, state, and local level to facilitate the construction, operation and decommissioning of the proposed asset project through
  • advancing the project through National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and working toward securing approval of a Construction and Operations Plan through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • being integral to the projects permitting schedule as it informs the delivery of the wider asset project and its associated interconnections with other packages
  • identifying and offering solutions and strategies to the projects leadership team to avoid or minimize risks within the projects permitting scope of work
  • creating and maintaining positive relationships with internal stakeholders, agency personnel, and other key external stakeholders and interest groups
  • supporting the management of permitting budgets and third-party sub consultant contracts, playing a central role in alleviating project management workload tasks from the Regional Head of Permitting.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • hold at least a bachelor’s degree within a relevant field, e.g., urban planning, permitting, environmental policy, compliance, marine biology, marine affairs, or other disciplines related to permitting, development, and construction
  • possess in-depth knowledge of US regulations and policies as well as a solid understanding of the concerns of key decision-makers, policymakers, and federal or state authorities
  • have experience in securing permits for complex projects and experience in understanding and foreshadowing permitting risks
  • have related work experience, e.g., from the wind industry, large scale infrastructure projects, development compliance, promotion of urban development, or through working for development or environmental consultancies, federal or state agencies, etc.
  • thrive in a global work environment, working both independently and collaboratively with your colleagues in the US and Europe
  • have excellent technical writing skills and stakeholder management abilities and are a trustworthy and impactful communicator.

Maybe you’ve read the above and can see you have some transferable skills, even though they don’t quite match all the points. If you think you can bring something to the team, we still encourage you to apply.

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 as soon as possible. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we’ve found the right candidate.

If you need to request any reasonable adjustments or accommodations to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment or interview process, please contact accommodation@orsted.com.

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.