Offshore Environmental Permitting Specialist

Requisition ID:
R-00510
Job Location(s):
New York, NY  

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an Offshore Permitting Specialist for our New York City office to manage a broad range of offshore, energy, restoration, DOD, and other environmental projects.  This position will be responsible for coordinating environmental and permitting documents, interacting with client and regulatory agencies, and coordinating staff work assignments.  Our successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of permitting for offshore environmental projects. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support project managers on a broad range of environmental projects including DOD and offshore energy projects primarily within the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico regions
  • Prepare environmental documentation/analyses and permit requests required under the ESA, MMPA, and NEPA
  • Analyze potential impacts on marine species from proposed Navy and other offshore activities, including acoustical impacts to protected marine species (i.e. marine mammals, sea turtles, and fish species) and create appropriate mitigation and monitoring plans
  • Perform underwater acoustical analyses including propagation modeling in order to calculate expected marine mammal take in support of applications for Incidental Harassment Authorizations and Letters of Authorization
  • Prepare environmental planning documents and outreach materials for federal and private clients.
  • For offshore projects, provide expected marine species density estimates and seasonality utilizing density survey data portals and Stock Assessment Reports
  • Coordinate project work within a multi-disciplinary team

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Planning or related discipline; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of experience supporting offshore environmental projects; environmental consulting experience preferred
  • Experience with environmental permitting in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico regions; experience with Incidental Harassment Authorizations and Letters of Authorization a plus
  • Working knowledge of DOD/Navy and offshore energy policies/regulations, NOAA Fisheries acoustic criteria for protected marine species, and the principles of underwater acoustics including attenuation, transmission loss, and methods to determine Zones of Influence
  • Knowledge of major federal statutes and implementing regulations, including NEPA, MMPA, ESA, CZMA
  • Experience preparing environmental documents for submission to NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, or Bureau of Ocean Energy Management a plus
  • Experience leading or conducting marine species surveys or as a Protected Species Observer a plus
  • Experience with project management, client relationship management, and interaction with regulatory agencies a plus
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication, technical writing and research skills
  • Ability to travel to support business needs

 

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply on-line.  Local candidates preferred.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories