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Power Engineers Transmission Siting and Permitting Project Manager in Rochester, New York

Transmission Siting and Permitting Project Manager


State/Territory:New York

Department:Eastern Env Svc PM Dept


Transmission Siting and Permitting Project Manager

POWER Engineers’ Environmental Division provides planning, permitting, engineering, site assessment and corrective action services to clients worldwide. Across multiple industries, our diverse staff specialize in the areas of air, water, waste, ecological and cultural resources throughout our 45 offices located across the country and internationally.

We are seeking a highly motivated Transmission Siting and Permitting Project Manager in New York state for full-time employment in support of our Eastern Environmental Services Project Management Department. The selected candidate would join a team of more than 230 environmental professionals across the U.S. This position may be based on our Syracuse, NY or Rochester, NY office.

Roles and Responsibilities

The primary focus for this Transmission Siting and Permitting Project Manager will be on electric transmission line and substation routing and siting, along with renewable energy development projects in New York and adjacent states. The ideal candidate will have an established and successful history of experience in State of New York, and will be a collaborative and responsive professional with strong communication and organizational skills. Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Managing multiple projects at various stages and locations

  • Leading project teams for key clients

  • Leading business development efforts - develop/maintain client relationships and lead proposal preparation

  • Developing strategy for public involvement programs; attend and participate in open-houses, public meetings, and public hearings

  • Serving as a siting and environmental permitting subject matter expert

  • Managing and directing routing/siting studies, analyses and associated reports

  • Working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams which could include engineers, attorneys, planners, permitting and environmental specialists, and real estate experts

  • Preparing and monitoring project scope, schedule, and budget

  • Supervising and mentoring staff

  • Up to 30% travel is expected

Required Education/Experience

  • BS or BA in Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences or Ecology, Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Environmental Science, or related degree

  • Ten (10) + years’ experience managing environmental permitting and planning projects, for a variety of energy related projects

  • Proven Article VII and EM&CP experience, including management of Article VII and EM&CP filings

  • Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with New York State agency personnel and decision makers, including the NYSDEC

  • Demonstrated work experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

  • Experience in preparing proposals and presentations, and price structuring

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, defining and understanding client requirements, managing expectations, and communicating with clients and project staff

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences or Ecology, Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Environmental Science, or related degree

  • Project Management Professional certification; other professional certifications as applicable to technical expertise

  • Contract negotiations and management

  • Experience preparing and providing expert witness testimony

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

Salary Range: DOE