Openings at National Grid Renewables

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

Senior Permitting Specialist - PJM

Job Title
Senior Permitting Specialist - PJM
Job ID
27413775
Location
Columbus,  OH 43004
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Description

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

The Role:

Geronimo Energy is seeking an experienced permitting specialist to prepare/obtain and ensure compliance with land use, environmental, and construction related permits for utility-scale solar and wind projects. This is a role in Columbus, OH. 

What You are Actually Doing:

  • Lead land-use and environmental permitting processes, including:
    • Researching and understanding local, state and federal laws
    • Manage/prepare permit applications
    • Representing Geronimo at stakeholder meetings and hearings
    • Managing local law/code amendment processes
  • Lead and manage environmental review and permitting processes including wetland, endangered species, archaeological/cultural, and engineering review
  • Manage consultants providing technical support
  • Support project mapping and planning
  • Assist with development of community outreach strategies
  • Develop and support project planning initiatives
  • Analyze regulatory policy

What You Bring to the Role: 

  • B.A., B.S., or higher in environmental studies or closely related field
  • 7+ years of environmental permitting experience and familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act, permitting through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Historic Preservation Offices, and state Public Utility Commissions
  • Experience with state and local government processes, including zoning
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment in both team and individual settings
  • Must be flexible and detail-oriented with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Up to 20% travel required
  • Experience with the following software:
    • Microsoft programs
    • ESRI ArcMap
    • Google Earth Pro

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