Project Manager – Environmental and Permitting Services
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DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.
The primary function of the Project Manager position is to manage wind and solar environmental assessments and associated permitting requirements within the GL GH North America Environmental and Permitting Services Group. The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the proposal, completion, delivery and ongoing support of wind and solar development permitting and due diligence reviews in all jurisdictions in Canada. The Project Manager’s role is primarily commercial and client facing, in which the Project Manager acts as the direct contact point for clients under the responsibility of the Team Leader or Head of Section. The Project Manager is also responsible for assisting with business development activities. The Project Manager should have excellent organizational and staff/client management capabilities, good business acumen, thorough knowledge of the wind and/or solar industry especially in Ontario, and expert technical skills. There will be the possibility to manage staff depending on team structure and growth.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operations and Project Delivery (85% of working hours)
- Coordinate team of project analysts and managers to deliver projects within allocated time and budget;
- Set project milestones ensure milestones are met;
- Conduct the following studies:
- Site selection and characterization studies;
- Site conditions assessments;
- Technical permitting studies and management plans;
- Full environmental impact assessments; and
- Other related documentation.
- Perform technical checking and initial approval of all work product conducted by staff;
- Collaborate directly with other business groups to complete multi-disciplinary deliverables;
- Assist in distribution of work load on staff;
- Ensure the timely and accurate completion, review, and approval of timesheets and WIP reports;
- Prepare or coordinate standard proposals and bids;
- Support Department Head in preparing special or large-scale proposals and bids; and
- Serve as primary client contact on technical matters related to projects completed by staff.
Business development and R&D (15%)
- Promote the EPS Group through professional engagement with existing and potential clients;
- Actively seek out practical and realistic business development opportunities in the Canadian market;
- Give technical presentations and participate in panel discussions at industry workshops and conferences;
- Participate in R&D projects under the coordination of the Head of Section; and
- Engage in facilitating innovative and new service offerings to anticipate/meet market needs.
- Potential to supervise team project analysts and managers
- Advanced knowledge of environmental assessment regulatory frameworks in Canada, specifically for wind and solar in Ontario;
- General knowledge of environmental assessment regulatory frameworks in the U.S. and other international jurisdictions;
- Comprehensive understanding of North American wind and solar markets;
- Proficiency with MS Office Word/Excel/Access,
- Excellent analytical and reporting abilities;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills; and
- Demonstrated skills in project management.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree or Masters degree (preferred) in a relevant field, namely biology (wildlife, ecology, conservation focus), land planning or environmental law;
- 3+ years experience with environmental and/or permitting in the wind or renewable energy industry and/or experience in regulatory affairs; and
- 3+ years of relevant experience in the wind or solar consulting.
- 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Hours are flexible, with starting times between 8.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. The working day is 8 hours, excluding lunch break.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Able to sit for long periods of time; the majority of the work for this position will be at a desk.
- Working in an indoor, environmentally controlled environment
- Repetitive tasks, typing, sitting and interacting with computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) most of the day.
This position is based in the Toronto area and requires the willingness and availability to travel up to 20% of time for periods of a week or more at a time.
DNV GL is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in the workplace.
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