Offshore Wind Permitting Project Manager - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations)

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Burns & McDonnell
Wallingford, CT
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description

Burns & McDonnell is seeking a motivated self-starter to help continue the growth of our Offshore Wind Siting and permitting practice. The successful candidate will be a seller-doer with demonstrated experience working with BOEM developing and supporting multiple projects from a natural resources and environmental permitting perspective as well as managing and completing independent projects. These activities may include business development, proposal development, marketing, developing permitting strategies and schedules, managing resource survey activities, participating in public meetings, negotiating with regulatory agencies, managing construction, contracts, schedules and budgets.

The position will report to the Environmental Services Northeast Regional Manager and will primarily support ongoing projects in the Northeast.

The position oversees the development of proposals and execution of work including the development and implementation the permitting strategies for major development projects as a whole. Demonstrated prior experience with Federal and State siting and permitting is required. Specific experience related to Article VII and Article X permitting in New York is a plus. The position is the lead individual for identifying permit requirements and interrelationships, scheduling permit applications, developing permitting strategies, and managing timely completion of deliverables by the Permitting Team. The position’s responsibilities are summarized below\:

  • Coordinating with the Regional Manager

  • Developing and Executing sales and marketing plans

  • Management of client accounts

  • Developing permit need assessments and permit strategies

  • Developing, maintaining, and managing this Permitting Plan

  • Assessing risk associated with permit strategies, project change requests and agency interactions

  • Serving as main point of contact for Regulatory Agencies

  • Provide regular reports to Program Management Team

  • Managing contracts for Environmental Consultants

  • Developing and implementing strategies for obtaining permits and approvals in accordance with Project schedules

  • Identifying and developing strategies for change management with the appropriate regulatory agency

In addition to obtaining favorable environmental permits and approvals the position will be responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental permits issued by various Federal, State and local regulatory agencies. Position will require supporting development of permit amendments, reports, regulatory submissions and data analysis. Position may require a combination of time in the field monitoring construction activities and contractors as well as time in the office writing, reviewing and assembling documents, correspondence, schedules and additional project deliverables.

Responsibilities include client development, maintenance, and management; proposal preparation and sales presentations; participation in contract negotiations; project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; and establishing critical project objectives and performances.

This position manages the preparation of documents or technical documents, as needed. Mentors less experienced staff and performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's or graduate degree in a natural resources field, environmental science, or related field from an accredited program.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience.

  • Must have ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of industry, government, and public contracts on project-related matters.

  • Previous experience with offshore wind projects highly preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Professional Registration preferred.


Compensation Range


The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Connecticut Public Act 21-30, An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for Vacant Positions.  The final agreed upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to\: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location.  The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work.  From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs.  As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program.  For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking. 


We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe.  We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100+ year old firm that grows organically.


At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.


Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans