Manager, Environmental Compliance & Strategy - R06206_44576517608_5-4121

Invenergy LLC
Little Rock, AR
United States
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Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of
entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the
energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power
generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a
cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are
Invenergy.

**Job Description**

**Position Overview**

As a Manager, Environmental Compliance and Strategy, you will be
responsible for assisting Invenergy\'s in-house environmental team in
support of responsible development, construction and operation of
utility-scale wind and solar energy facilities across the US. You will
lead all aspects of environmental compliance, including due diligence,
planning, permitting, and compliance for a dedicated portfolio of
large-scale wind and solar projects. To fulfill these duties, you will
collaborate with internal project teams such as development,
engineering, and construction management; external teams like
environmental, engineering and external legal counsel; and external
stakeholders such as state/federal resource agencies, private
landowners, and conservation organizations. The ideal candidate will be
an organized and collaborative self-starter with a keen attention to
detail, with the ability to handle multiple projects at various stages
of development, construction, and operations.

The position will have geographic focus on projects in the Southeast
region.

**Responsibilities**

- Develop and implement environmental survey and permitting strategies
for a portfolio of wind and solar projects in various stages of
development, construction, and operations.
- Manage internal and external environmental compliance processes that
require regular communication with the project team and third
parties, and the development of a complete and organized project
record to demonstrate compliance with federal and state wildlife
regulations.
- Oversee the development of necessary documents for compliance with
federal, state, and local regulations, and federal and state
policies and guidance during project siting, construction, and
operations.
- Lead federal and state regulatory agency consultation and eNGO
outreach.
- Review technical reports provided by consultants. Reports typically
include but are not limited to: habitat evaluations, desktop
environmental screenings, threatened/endangered/sensitive species
surveys, wetland delineations, avian and bat use surveys, and
post-construction monitoring studies.
- Review the environmental sections of local and state siting/special
use permit applications. Lead on the development and review of water
resource and threatened/endangered species permit applications.
- Prepare for and appear as the environmental subject matter expert in
county and state zoning and permitting hearings; provide thorough
and accurate testimony on behalf the project.
- Conduct environmental due diligence for development and acquisition
opportunities.
- Prepare project marketing materials in response to customer RFPs.
- Identify and communicate project needs, schedules, and risks across
project support teams. Work collaboratively and efficiently with
internal teams and external parties (e.g., consultants) to execute
project work on schedule, and develop strategies to address
environmental-related issues.
- Guide environmental compliance for projects transitioning from
development through construction, including the preparation for
civil construction activities and oversight of an environmental
compliance monitor throughout the 12+ months of construction.
- Participate in regional and national initiativ s, symposia,
conferences, and industry groups as needed to achieve Company
objectives.
- Maintain comprehensive knowledge of environmental policy, regulation
and compliance that affect permitting and impacts on project siting
and compliance.

**Minimum qualifications**

- Bachelor\'s degree or higher
- Experience and expertise interpreting federal and state
environmental laws (ESA, NEPA, CWA), guidelines, and policies, and
developing project strategies for compliance with the same.
- 5-7 years in renewable energy or 8+ years in a similar industry with
experience managing responsibilities similar to those listed above.
- Must be self-directed and detail oriented, with the ability and
desire to work effectively in a team environment.
- Able to act and adapt to a fast-paced business environment with
competing deadlines, and quickly learn and implement internal
processes.
- Strong attention to detail, assuring documents and communications
are concise and accurate.
- Ability to navigate ArcGIS and Google Earth to interpret
environmental spatial data and identify potential project risks.
- Must be willing to travel as needed (20%), depending on the needs of
the project.

**Preferred qualifications**

Advanced degree in biological science/natural resources/environmental
policy or environmental law degree
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