Savion, a Shell Group portfolio company operating on a stand-alone basis, is one of the largest, most technologically advanced utility-scale solar and energy storage project development companies in the United States. With a growing portfolio of more than 19 GW, Savion’s diverse team provides comprehensive services at each phase of renewable energy project development, from conception through construction. As part of this full-service model, Savion manages all aspects of development for customers, partners, and project host communities. Savion is committed to helping decarbonize the energy grid by replacing electric power generation with renewable sources and delivering cost-competitive electricity to the marketplace.
Our workplace culture attracts competitive, smart, and fun people. We are committed to the health, fitness, and work-life balance of our employees. Our employees are highly motivated, technically proficient, team-oriented, and committed to renewable energy. We recognize our employees are our most valuable asset and offer highly competitive pay as well as exceptional above-market employee benefits. Balancing work and play is met with generous PTO allowances and 14 paid holidays per year.
The successful candidate will be a member of our Permitting & Environmental Team supporting all aspects of federal, state, and local permitting and environmental due diligence for utility scale renewable energy projects. Specifically, the position will:
- Serve as designated permitting & environmental lead on solar and energy storage development teams working on projects throughout the United States
- Work with Project Managers to develop project schedules and budgets as part of an overall project strategy
- Lead development of permit applications and amendments, reports, regulatory submissions and data analysis
- Prepare permit matrices and oversee implementation of third-party environmental surveys including, but not limited to: threatened and endangered species surveys, wetland and stream delineations, cultural resources surveys, and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
- Manage the preparation of technical submittals to agencies.
- Work with vendors to develop scopes of work for projects
- Manage solicitations and receipt of proposals from vendors, and invoice review and approval
- Represent the company and provide subject matter expertise in public forums including public hearings, landowner meetings, and conferences
- Schedule, lead preparation for, attend and actively participate in agency meetings and legal proceedings
- Provide support for project bids, power purchase agreements and project sale processes and associated due diligence efforts
- BS or MS in natural resources, environmental sciences, environmental policy; or other similar area of concentration.
- Minimum 5 years of direct renewable energy permitting experience
- Project management skills and an ability to be highly organized and manage multiple projects, processes, and tasks simultaneously.
- Familiarly with and understanding of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation & Liability Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act and the general agency recommendations for complying with those regulations
- Demonstrated experience at Federal, State, and local permitting for renewable energy projects
- Excellent written and presentation communication skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with both internal and external stakeholders about project priorities
- Ability to work expediently to meet aggressive deadlines and ability to manage multiple parallel deadlines
- Willingness to learn new concepts—in renewable energy, permitting, environmental, engineering, regulatory, etc.
- Be a team player and comfortable in working in a close-knit, fast-paced environment
- The position will require up to 30% travel
- Position will be based out of our Kansas City, Missouri office or remote
- Title and salary will commensurate with experience