Description: Energy Renewal Partners, a leading Austin, TX based full service environmental consultancy seeks to hire an Environmental Scientist or Project Scientist to assist with our expanding portfolio of energy sector projects.  The position will be based in Austin, TX.

Responsibilities: The Environmental Scientist/Project Scientist will primarily support permitting, planning, siting, regulatory, and other needs associated with development and implementation of renewable 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

  • Regular 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 prospect wind farms

  • Conduct environmental fatal flaws/constraints analyses for proposed wind energy projects

  • Designing and implementing field surveys/studies for biological, avian, wetland, cultural, and other key environmental requirements for renewable energy projects

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science or related field; Master’s degree in related field preferred

  • 4-6 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, protected species habitat assessments, SPCC Plans, and stormwater inspections

  • 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

Environmental Scientist/ Project Scientist