Technical Writer / Project Assistant

 

Description: Energy Renewal Partners, a full service environmental engineering consultancy seeks to hire a Technical Writer/Project Assistant to assist with our expanding portfolio of energy projects. The open position is based in our Austin, TX office and may require travel.

Responsibilities:The Technical Writer/Project Assistant will be primarily responsible for providing writer/editor and documentation quality control/assurance support services, comprehensive analysis/interpretation of program requirements, and administration and support. Responsibilities may include any of the following:

  • Review, edit, proofread, and publish technical documents, including corporate compliance standards, programs and procedures; policy statements, incident reports, safety bulletins, and other technical publications
  • Prepare and review proposals, technical memos, specifications, letters, etc.
  • Use technical content provided by ERP staff, extracted from existing documents, or obtained by researching original sources (OSHA, EPA and other regulatory agencies). For some assignments, acquire content through interviewing and observing internal subject matter experts, researching existing company documentation, and/or obtaining outside vendor information.
  • Maintain consistency among all documents and comply with company policy, revision control, standards, naming conventions, and company style guide
  • Use clear, concise, grammatically correct language standard for the industry
  • Assist with production and QA/QC of project deliverables
  • Create, organize and maintain project files
  • Provide Office Management and Administrative support to Austin, TX office

Qualifications: All experience levels will be considered.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required
  • 3-5 years of technical writing experience, preferably in environmental, engineering, or related field
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, and solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve problems
  • Effective communication with coworkers, clients, and regulators. 

Description: Energy Renewal Partners, a full service environmental engineering consultancy seeks to hire an Environmental Scientist to assist with our expanding portfolio of energy projects.  Open positions are based in our Austin, TX and Charlotte, NC offices and will require travel.

Responsibilities: The Environmental Scientist will primarily support permitting, planning, siting, regulatory, and other compliance needs associated with development and operation of energy projects. Responsibilities may include any of the following:

  • Coordinating efficient environmental and regulatory review and permitting of projects
  • Assisting in development of environmental review and permitting strategy
  • Preparation of applications to agencies and regulatory entities
  • Routine coordination with regulators to determine project permitting requirements and ensure all permitting requirements are met
  • Preparation of milestone schedules and budgets and coordination with Project Managers to ensure permitting schedule and budget are met
  • Assisting in ensuring permit compliance during construction and operation phase of projects
  • Providing permitting constraints for prospective energy projects
  • Conduct environmental fatal flaws/constraints analyses for proposed energy projects
  • Designing and implementing field surveys/studies for biological, avian, wetland, cultural, and other key environmental requirements for various energy projects.

Qualifications: All experience levels will be considered.

  • Bachelors Degree in environmental science or related field; Master Degree in related field preferred
  • 3-5 years of environmental consulting experience, experience with renewable energy permitting a plus
  • Experience with NEPA, ESA, and other relevant state and federal environmental regulations
  • Experience with Phase I ESAs, wetland delineation and permitting, SPCC Plans, stormwater inspections, and/or protected species habitat assessments
  • Experience conducting environmental fatal flaws/constraints analyses a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated project planning and implementation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel and conduct field investigations under potentially challenging environmental conditions
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve problems
  • Effective communication with coworkers, clients, and regulators.  

Senior Project Manager

Description: Energy Renewal Partners, a full service environmental and project management consulting firm, is hiring a Project Manager or a Senior Project Manager to assist with our growing portfolio of energy related projects. Position is located in Austin, TX or Charlotte, NC. Project Manager will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company and client strategies, commitments and goals. Although based in Austin or Charlotte, travel is expected up to 30% of the time. Experience with renewable energy or other energy sector experience is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of large-scale projects valued at >$1MM
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop project planning tools and resource management schedules
  • Assemble and coordinate project staff
  • Manage project budget
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools such as Microsoft Project
  • Provide direction and support to project team
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Maintain project communication plan, monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results
  • Effectively communicate with clients and regulators
  • Complete technical reviews of project deliverables

Qualifications

  • 10 + years' experience in project management or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or Engineering or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of current environmental regulations
  • Experience consulting and coordinating with regulators to achieve client goals
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • Understanding of project management techniques and tools
  • Proven experience in risk management
  • Proven experience in budget management
  • Experience in energy sector experience is preferred
  • Proven experience in subcontractor negotiations, review of terms and conditions, and management

Key Competencies:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Decision-making
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing and leading
  • Delegation
  • Team work
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance