Facilitates the siting, environmental and regulatory activities of multiple concurrent transmission projects. Utilizes Geographic Information Systems as a tool for alternatives analysis, graphics development, and environmental reviews. Identifies regulatory requirements, obtains regulatory permits and develops strategies to obtain regulatory approvals. Participates on teams with engineers, designers, land agents, environmental & regulatory coordinators, technicians, construction and maintenance inspectors and other personnel on specific assignments. Manages professional service contracts. Acts as a project liaison to environmental regulatory agencies and organizations. Supports corporate initiatives to address legislative and regulatory changes to environmental laws. Supervises and trains technicians, interns, Geographic Information Systems analysts, and Environmental Specialist I positions as appropriate.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Geography, or related fields.
Experience: Minimum of five years of experience in environmental planning, design and regulatory compliance in the utility industry.
Equivalent Experience: Minimum of seven years of related experience in environmental planning, design and regulatory compliance. A Master’s degree in an applicable field will replace the need for 4 years of experience.
Specialized Skills (e.g., typing, computers, software, tools and equipment uses, etc.): Detailed knowledge of applicable regulatory programs and a broad knowledge of both principles and practices relating to applicable regulatory programs. Working knowledge of environmental laws and planning criteria; regulatory policy analysis; research and documentation; inventory and analysis mapping (including use of GIS and "route planning software"), contract administration; report and presentation graphics; field investigations; vegetation management; erosion control; report organization and management; good verbal communication and presentation skills.
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