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Manager Siting amp Permitting

Company name
FIRST SOLAR

Location
Houston, TX

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Job Description:

Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world’s energy mix.

Primary Job Functions:

Experience:

5 or more years’ experience in environmental permitting, preferably including utility scale energy projects   

Broad experience with the Clean Water Act Section 404, Jurisdictional Wetlands, Archaeological Studies, National Historic Preservation Act Section 106, Wildlife Science, NPDES, Endangered Species Act, MBTA, Phase I ESA, County Land Use and other regulatory approvals is preferred

Experience in multidisciplinary permitting and successfully negotiating permits preferred

Experience in the eastern and southeast US preferred

Experience contracting and managing consultants preferred

An understanding of real estate acquisition, contract terms and negotiation skills are a plus

Education:

A Bachelor’s degree in an environmental science or related field is required.  Master’s degree in environmental management or related field is preferred

Required Skills/Competencies:

Effective verbal communication skills

Effective writing skills and ability to review scientific technical reports

Proven ability to work within a team environment

Proven ability to prioritize tasks and juggle competing deadlines effectively

Self-starter and able to work independently

Effective project management skills

Detail oriented

Proficient use of all Microsoft Office suite programs

Proficient in Goggle Earth Pro

Essential Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with Project Development Teams to identify suitable sites for development of renewable energy projects that meet Corporate site acquisition goals.

Manage environmental consultants supporting site screening and project permitting activities for assigned projects to obtain responsive products in a timely manner that are delivered within approved budgets and required timelines that support Corporate project development goals.

Work with project developers to prepare and manage project budgets and schedules for assigned projects.

Manage project permitting to obtain permits in a timely manner that contain acceptable conditions that meet project pro forma, financing and construction requirements.

Be the primary point of contact with permitting and regulatory agencies for assigned projects.

Support the Project Development team at public meetings for assigned projects.

Monitor regulatory requirements for solar projects generally and assigned project specifically.

Project a highly skilled and professional image to permitting agencies, elected officials, special interest groups and members of the public.

Extensive travel for assigned projects

Other Job Duties as Assigned

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to Senior Manager Siting and Permitting

Travel:

30%

US Physical Requirements:

Office Physical Requirements:

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role.   All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check band any other tests that may be required.

Language Requirements

Experience

Environmental Planning and Permitting -

Education

Bachelors: Environmental Science, Masters: Environmental Science -

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role.  All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role.  All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.

Company info

FIRST SOLAR
Website : http://www.firstsolar.com/

Company Profile
we believe that clean affordable solar electricity is an essential part of the worldwide energy mix. Our proven energy solutions have diversified the energy portfolio and reduced the risk of fuel-price volatility, while delivering an LCOE that is cost competitive with fossil fuels.

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