Offshore Wind Permitting Project Manager/ COP PM– Environmental Services (Los Angeles, CA)

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Burns & McDonnell
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing. 

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

Are you ready to create amazing?


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

Are you ready to be a part of the energy transition, delivering 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, and ready to “Create Amazing” for our offshore wind clients?

Burns & McDonnell is seeking an experienced professional to continue the growth of our Offshore Wind, Environmental Services team. The successful candidate will be a seller-doer with demonstrated experience developing and delivering federal, state, and local approvals required for the construction and operation plans (COP) of offshore wind projects in the United States.

The COP Project Manager position will report to a Regional Environmental Services Manager and will primarily support nationwide offshore wind growth opportunities that follow the U.S. offshore wind federal leasing schedule. 

Responsibilities include\:

  • Developing permitting and consultation schedule and budget for offshore wind clients, including permit need assessments, strategies, and agency interrelationships.

  • Oversee the execution of work for (at least) one project’s submittals and approvals, effectively deploying internal technical employee-owners and managing external consultants.

  • Managing the preparation of applications and technical documents, as needed

  • Developing, maintaining, and managing the Permitting Plan in accordance with Project Schedules

  • Providing regular reports to Project Management Team

  • Proactively identifying, communicating, and managing risks that may otherwise impact delivery of cost and schedule promise to our clients.

  • With a focus on future success, responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental permits, development of permit amendments, reports, regulatory submissions, and data analysis

  • May require monitoring and assurance of in-field activities

  • Mentoring less experienced staff

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's or graduate degree in environmental science, policy, or engineering related field.

  • Minimum 7 years related environmental work experience with at least 5 years leading federal and state permitting and consultation management for large projects.

  • Previous experience with BOEM, NOAA, USFWS, USACE, USCG preferred.

  • Experience with management of Site Assessment Plans and Construction and Operations Plans for offshore wind projects preferred.

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

  • Client-focused, creative thinker.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Compensation Range


The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position 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.