Head Of US Permitting For Offshore Wind Projects

Orsted A/S Providence , RI 02903

Posted 1 week ago

Engineering & Science Wind Power

Head of US Permitting for offshore wind projects

Country: USA

Working hours: Full-time

Application deadline: 2019-03-24T23:59:59.0000000

Workplace: Providence, Rhode Island

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Would you like join a fast-growing and high-focus area supporting our offshore wind power organization to provide line management support for the US Permits team?

Join us and become Head of US Permitting in our US Project Development & Permitting Team, which, besides permitting, covers the management of our development projects and marine affairs. In the role as Head of US Permitting, you'll support and guide offshore wind projects through the planning, development and execution phase of the permitting process, while at the same time line managing a group of diverse and skilled team members to perform at the highest standard. As the Head of US Permitting, you'll be reporting to the Head of US Project Development & Permitting.

The US Permits team is part of the US Country Management organization and is focused on ensuring that permits are delivered on time according to scope, including compliance throughout the lifetime of the projects in the US portfolio. In your role you'll be working closely with the relevant authorities, federal and state agencies, legal advisors and other relevant external stakeholders.

Your key tasks will be to

  • line manage existing US permitting team
  • recruit competent personnel to fit the short and long-term resource demands for US market, as well as facilitate the development of permitting personnel and actively communicate potential career development opportunities
  • plan for and secure resources to ensure permits are delivered on time according to scope on all ongoing US projects as well as manage and communicate on staff changes to projects
  • manage specific cross-departmental workstreams and initiatives while driving quality, standardization and efficiency of the deliverables from the department to fit business objectives
  • drive excellence and communicate in relation to QHSE performance.

You'll also promote and educate internal and external stakeholders on permitting and regulatory requirements. In addition, you'll engage with the Strategic Environment team and across the Environment, Consents & Property teams and ensure that wider industry lessons learnt are applied across projects and the wider portfolio.

Your competences include that you

  • have a bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field (i.e. environmental science, environmental management, marine science or law)

  • have extensive experience working on large infrastructure and multi-disciplinary projects and excellent knowledge of US environmental legislation

  • have experience working closely with relevant authorities, regulatory agencies, legal advisors and other relevant external stakeholders

  • have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire and experience in managing, coordinating and working with multi-disciplinary teams located across time zones and geographical locations

  • speak and write English fluently and possess excellent communication skills, enabling you to communicate your messages smoothly and efficiently to internal and external stakeholders at all organizational levels.

  • Additionally, we expect you to be a team player with a focus on finding both constructive and practical solutions to challenges and to be able to communicate at all levels within and outside of the US permitting team. Strong experience with line management will be a plus.

Working at rsted

To be the frontrunner in the green energy transformation, we invest significantly in innovation and empower our employees to help shape the renewable energy technologies of the future. We cultivate a collaborative, dynamic and diverse work environment and encourage career-long learning and development so our people can realize their full potential.

Would you like to help shape the renewable technologies of the future?

Send your application to us as soon as possible and no later than March 24, 2019 as we'll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.

Please don't hesitate to contact the Recruitment Specialist by email on us_recruitment@orsted.com.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages.

You should expect some travelling in relation to your work.

About rsted

Headquartered in Denmark, rsted's 6,000 employees develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provide smart energy products to its customers. rsted Offshore's 2,300 employees have developed and constructed the largest portfolio of offshore wind farms in Northern Europe, and we're expanding with international activities in the US and Asia-Pacific. For more information on rsted, visit orsted.com.


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Head Of US Permitting For Offshore Wind Projects

Orsted A/S