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Job Title: Environmental Scientist Environmental Licensing & Permitting
Company Name: VHB
Location: Providence, RI US
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/14/2022
Expire Date: 07/14/2022
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Construction, Mining and Trades, Finance/Economics, Legal, Science, Executive Management, Environmental, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Environmental Scientist Environmental Licensing & Permitting


Environmental Scientist

Environmental Licensing & Permitting


Facilitate licensing & permitting of projects, ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and to advance the overall environmental policy of PPL-RI


Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinating the overall environmental licensing & permitting process to obtain environmental permits in a timely manner to meet operations and construction schedules for new and existing facilities.
  • Developing and implementing innovative environmental permitting strategies that maximize the opportunity for regulatory compliance while minimizing operating and capital costs.
  • Providing technical and regulatory guidance, support and coaching to share knowledge and develop understanding of environmental requirements.
  • Managing consultants and contractors in securing necessary permits and approvals as well as during project monitoring to support construction activities.
  • Anticipating, tracking, influencing, and assessing the impact of emerging environmental regulations so as to minimize the economic and operational impact on PPL-RI.
  • Monitoring and analyzing data to track environmental performance, and where necessary, conducting investigations to develop corrective actions for performance improvement.
  • Managing processes and programs to develop and submit all required compliance reports to applicable regulatory agencies.
  • Communicating and defending the company’s environmental reputation at hearings, public meetings, with the media and with other key stakeholders.
  • Promoting the PPL-RI brand to be the foremost energy company and to safeguard the environment for future generations. 


Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental licensing & permitting regulations to facilitate utility infrastructure projects in Rhode Island.
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience conducting and/or overseeing environmental licensing & permitting in New England, preferably related to utility operations.
  • Strong track record of developing innovative environmental permitting and compliance strategies which achieve environmental protection objectives cost effectively while retaining operational flexibility.
  • Demonstrated record of professional respect and credibility among federal, state and local environmental regulatory, legislative, citizen group, media and other stakeholders.
  • Experience with RI EFSB would be a plus.
  • Exhibit high personal standards of commitment and integrity.


Job Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering, applied sciences, or environmental management.  Graduate level education a plus.

Main Interfaces:


Project team members in Project Management, Engineering, Legal, Construction, Directors, Managers, and peer colleagues in Environmental and Safety.


VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class



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