Job Description :
Submittal Limit: 2

Max Preferred Supplier Bill Rate: ***/hr

Position is expected to be officed in Apex (Raleigh/Durham area), and will be expected to maintain three days per week in office. May consider Gastonia (Charlotte area) for a good candidate. Two days per week could be served at the candidates home or vendor office as desired. Office days may vary due to business needs.

• Current COVID policy requires unvaccinated contractors to wear masks and social distance. Vaccinated contractors can supply vaccine records and then have greater flexibility in the office.

Top “must have” skill sets:
• Permitting of construction projects with land and water impact
• Ability to juggle multiple projects from multiple Client project managers
• Familiarity with stormwater permitting

Top Nice to Have Skill:
• Familiarity with wetlands, endangered species, cultural resource permitting for construction projects.
• Ability to communicate with wide variety of staff, including designers, constructors, regulators, management

Soft Skills Required:
• Ability to make rapid decisions on permit requirements for projects
• Ability to communicate permitting requirements, barriers and schedules to project team
• Must be confident representing environmental concerns with non-environmental staff

Education: BS degree in a science or engineering

Are there any specific companies/industries you’d like to see in the candidate’s experience?
• Experience consulting for a regulator gas or electric utility is a plus

*** has a need to engage a full-time augmented staff for work related to natural gas pipeline permitting in North and South Carolina. This person will be located in ***’s Apex, North Carolina office (Raleigh/Durham area) with some travel to Cayce, South Carolina or Gastonia, North Carolina periodically. An initial training period of up to a week in Cayce can be expected. Client is currently offering employees the opportunity to work two days per week from their home and we would anticipate this contractor could work on a similar schedule. This schedule is subject to change based on Client’s needs. Travel to exterior job sites and meetings may be required.

Work Description
Position has responsibility for conducting reviews of proposed gas pipeline projects to determine environmental permitting requirements and obtaining environmental permits in North and South Carolina. In general, the individual will be working with DENC and DESC project managers to understand the scope of a project, then engaging with external consultants and directing the work of these consultants to create the permit applications and other deliverables, while managing the quality and timeliness of the vendor’s work.

Job duties
• Coordinate with DENC and DESC project managers to understand the scope of new and replacement pipeline installations and apply knowledge of environmental regulations to determine what, if any, environmental permits are required.
• Determine environmental permit applicability with specific knowledge of CWA Section 404/401, ESA Section 7, NHPA Section 106, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Stormwater Management Programs;
• With support from other vendors, prepare applications and secure environmental permits or clearances required for construction.
• Communicate environmental compliance requirements to project teams and field personnel. Depending on the project, communications may be held during project site meetings.
• Technical assistance to sites/projects for environmental compliance.
• Interpret environmental permits and regulations to ensure that compliance dates and requirements are met.
• Communicate with regulatory agency representatives, negotiate permit conditions, represent *** during regulatory inspections, and other regulatory meetings.
• Oversight and technical direction of contractors and consultants including preparation of scopes of work, purchase requisitions, permit applications, permit support materials, and invoice approval.
• Adherence to *** environmental policy, guidance, and work practices.
• Adherence to *** safety rules and safety performance expectations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Minimum of 3 years work experience with environmental permitting.
• Experience with permits related to wetlands (including threatened and endangered species and cultural resource coordination), erosion and sediment control, and stormwater management.
• Regulatory agency experience or experience representing an organization with regulatory agencies is required.
• Experience with environmental permitting of linear utilities (gas, electric, water or sewer) is a plus.
• Experience overseeing consultants is a plus.
• Knowledge of environmental justice issues is a plus.
• Well organized, independent/self-directed, and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong communication (written and oral) and coordination skills.
• Good interpersonal skills and collaborative.
• License or ability to obtain a license to operate a motor vehicle is required.
• Ability to work in both office setting and at project sites is required.
• Ability to work outdoors in potential weather extremes (heat, cold) is required.
• Must be willing to undergo background check.
• Ability to travel to support projects in Client’s Energy’s gas distribution footprint in North and South Carolina is expected. Target may be as much as 25% depending on business need. License to operate a motor vehicle is required. Some overnight travel may be required.

Client : Dominion Energy


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