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Our passionate team of 1,400 professionals includes engineers, scientists, planners, and designers. We are invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We work hard. We have fun. We make a difference.

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Energy Market Leader

Department: NYPC-NYC
Location: New York, NY

The Energy Revolution has gained major traction in New York in recent years and VHB is evolving with this trend. The recognition that renewable energy sources are now part of the mainstream solution for our energy needs has shaped VHBs vision for our Energy Practice. We provide our clients with consulting services to plan, site, and monitor major projects and meet the growing demand for new infrastructure in the New York. We see the need for increased skills in the areas of energy siting, battery storage, demand management, and the growing area of technology/big data.

VHB is seeking a New York-based Market Leader to join our growing energy practice. This position is aimed to attract a person who wants to be part of a growing team of professionals and lead the internal and external components to grow and develop our energy business in the short and long term. The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing complex permitting and licensing efforts associated with energy-related projects in New York, such as power generation, electric transmission/distribution, natural gas transmission/distribution, and renewable energy generation. Excellent communication skills are a must for this position, both externally with clients, agencies and communities, and also internally for one on one communications with our diverse team members.

Our firm was founded on the principle of having a strong entrepreneurial environment. It is a place where people are encouraged to take chances, try new things, and above all come up with new ideas. It is an important time to do so in the energy market and encouraged for this position. VHBs passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

Responsibilities

  • Client management
  • Stay up to date with state and local energy trends, and regulations
  • Help identify the differentiators in the market place
  • Manage project teams responsible for supporting the environmental permitting and licensing, engineering, and construction compliance phases of projects in the energy market
  • Perform project management responsibilities, including project scope development, cost estimation, staff resource identification, implementation oversight, budget tracking, and completion of administrative requirements
  • Develop and implement the overall strategy and approach for environmental aspects of complex projects
  • Coordinate multidisciplinary VHB and subcontracted project teams
  • Oversee quality control of environmental permit deliverables for projects

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team-oriented with a strong capability to motivate others
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Must demonstrate superior ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates

Qualifications

  • BS in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or related field; MS preferred
  • 12+ years of professional environmental compliance consulting experience
  • Client management experience
  • Relevant environmental project management experience
  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations and environmental permitting
  • Knowledge of federal and state energy siting processes
  • We are unable to provide sponsorship for employment visas at this time

At VHB, were invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. Were proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

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VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

VHB participates in the E-verify employment authorization program.

VHB also maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are in need of special assistance in applying for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please call our HR contact, Mary Ann Forde at 407-982-4495 or email mforde@vhb.com.

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