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Cardno Offshore Wind Permitting/Project Manager in Syracuse, New York

Cardno is seeking a Project Manager / Offshore Wind (OSW) Permitting
Specialist to join our Eastern Regional Team to help build, direct, and
manage our growing renewable energy practice.

Job Description:
Cardno is seeking a Project Manager / Offshore Wind (OSW) Permitting
Specialist to join our Eastern Regional Team to help build, direct, and
manage our growing renewable energy practice. The location of the
position is flexible, and can be based out of the Mid-Atlantic or New
England regions. The position will require a candidate to work both
independently and with teams of subject matter experts, so successful
candidates must have the ability to manage varying priorities and
multiple tasks while forging a cohesive delivery team to meet concurrent
deadlines on multiple projects. The candidate will provide leadership in
developing clients and new business, managing project-related staff
performance, and mentoring personnel for overall success of practice
team. This is an excellent opportunity for an environmental professional
looking to advance their career with a global environmental leader and
be part of Cardno's continuing growth in the renewable energy sector.
Successful candidates will have a strong technical background in siting,
permitting and evaluating environmental impacts of renewable energy
projects. Experience will include permitting, solar, onshore wind,
offshore wind, energy storage and transmission. Our ideal candidate will
have pre-existing client relationships and a proven track record of
winning work within the renewable energy market.

Responsibilities:
Business Development:
Support the development of Cardno's OSW Program in the Eastern US (and
beyond).
Participate in client marketing and business development activities
which consist of client pre-positioning, technical presentations,
proposal writing, conference attendance and client meetings.
Coordinate with operations, account managers and practice leads in
project pursuits and the development of new business.

Strategic Thinking:
Identify trends and work with operations, account managers and practice
leads to develop a long-term view of the renewable energy industry,
market, and client base.
Identify new service areas in response to changes in the market and
service area opportunities.
Innovate and enhance Cardno's capabilities, emerging practices,
integrated approaches to improve its competitive advantage in the
market.
Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address
client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices.

Leadership:
Work closely with operations, account managers, and practice leads to
deliver safe, profitable, and sustainable projects and services for our
clients.
Support marketing and business development within the OSW sector through
collaboration and building intercompany relations with other Cardno
staff.
Provide leadership for project teams by building and motivating team
members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and
project milestones.

Project Management:
Manage and perform multi-media permitting and compliance (SAPs/COPs)
associated with renewable energy development projects with an emphasis
on Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA/NMFS, Department of Energy, Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission, and State Water Resource permitting.
Manage and provide technical assistance on National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA) environmental assessment (EA) and environmental impact
statement (EIS) projects and related activities in support of clients'
development projects (e.g., onshore wind, offshore wind, solar and other
renewable energy projects).
Manage multi-disciplinary teams to complete projects on time and on
budget.
Serve as a Project Manager where you will manage technical projects,
engage with clients to identify new work opportunities, prepare
proposals, and cost estimates, establish, and formulate technical
approaches, and direct project teams.
Set and continually manage project and program expectations while
delegating and managing deliverable with team members and
stakeholders.
Have the ability and experience to support the permitting of complex
projects in a dynamic work environment, have strong critical thinking
capabilities, and have a flexible approach to problem solving.
Must have demonstrated writing abilities, competency with basic business
computer applications (i.e., Microsoft Office), and possess the ability
to act independently.
This position requires a team-oriented professional with a strong
attention to detail, and a proven commitment to quality management and
client satisfaction.

Minimum Requirements:
BS degree in Marine Science/Environmental Science, policy or related
field
8+ years of professional experience in environmental consulting / energy
market with applied science in the OSW market to include overseeing
studies, surveys and permitting in support of BOEM SAP and COP
submittals
Prior project experience, task and project management and execution
required
Must be located in Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Coast of the United States
Sponsorship is not available for this position

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree in marine science/environmental science, policy or
related field highly preferred
10+ years of relevant experience desired
Understanding of the regulatory and study relationships of OSW
construction and operations technology, and associated siting/permitting
considerations
Strong written, verbal communication skills as well as leadership of
technical teams
Strong technical and regulatory policy background consistent with
understanding BOEM (and other federal agency) submittals and state
regulatory permits and regulations

Benefit eligible employees are offered a variety of plans to help
address their health and welfare needs, as well as the needs of their
families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes competitive pay.
medical, dental, vision, EAP, paid parental leave, health and financial
wellness programs, life and disability coverage as well as a 401(k)
retirement plan with a company match.

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicantsCardno has a long
standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to
fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a
competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis
of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation,
gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need
an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human
Resources.

Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from any 3rd party agencies.
No fee will be paid to 3rd parties who submit unsolicited resumes to any
Cardno employee. Resumes from approved vendors must be specifically
requested by Cardno and approved by the Cardno Talent Acquisition
Team.

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contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about,
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or
applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a
formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by
the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to
furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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