Permitting Specialist

Posted 23 February 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineBuilt Environment
Contact NameKevin Kinzie

Job description

Orion is seeking an experienced Permitting Specialist to provide permitting and regulatory compliance expertise in support of an LNG project located in the United States.

* Working in close coordination with senior management to assist with environmental permitting, regulatory strategy development, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements and regulatory compliance.
* Oversees development of Class VI permit applications, drilling permits, and associated pipeline permitting.
* Develops or Reviews plans for inclusion in permit application packages.
* Engages with asset teams to ensure regulatory concerns are addressed in the development planning cycles.
* Works with team to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, tribal, state, and local rules and regulations and internal company policies pertaining to assigned production areas.
* Maintains Compliance Assurance program for assigned topics and/or areas.

Minimum/preferred experience required for the position:
* 3-5 years of regulatory or permitting experience with State and Federal agencies
* 2+ years of EPA Underground Injection Control Permitting with a focus on Class II and/or VI well permitting.
Minimum/preferred knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:
* Experience managing the permitting, environmental consulting or NEPA documentation for energy projects
* Experience navigating the EPA Geological Sequestration Data Tool (USGT) would be a plus
* Advanced knowledge of and ability to apply environmental compliance and permitting regulations of applicable regulatory agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
* Knowledge regarding all local, state, and federal regulations governing carbon capture, transportation, and sequestration throughout the United States.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to interact with multiple layers of organization.
* Well-developed planning and organizational skills including the ability to work independently, prioritize activities, meet commitments, and proactively manage time.
* Able to handle difficult conversations with regulators and coworkers with professionalism.

Required/preferred education:
Bachelor's degree or higher in Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Sciences or related discipline or foreign equivalent

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.