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Burns & McDonnell Offshore Wind Permitting Project Manager - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in Wallingford, Connecticut


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a motivated self-starter to help continue the growth of our Offshore Wind Siting and permitting practice. The successful candidate will be a seller-doer with demonstrated experience working with BOEM developing and supporting multiple projects from a natural resources and environmental permitting perspective as well as managing and completing independent projects. These activities may include business development, proposal development, marketing, developing permitting strategies and schedules, managing resource survey activities, participating in public meetings, negotiating with regulatory agencies, managing construction, contracts, schedules and budgets.

The position will report to the Environmental Services Northeast Regional Manager and will primarily support ongoing projects in the Northeast.

The position oversees the development of proposals and execution of work including the development and implementation the permitting strategies for major development projects as a whole. Demonstrated prior experience with Federal and State siting and permitting is required. Specific experience related to Article VII and Article X permitting in New York is a plus. The position is the lead individual for identifying permit requirements and interrelationships, scheduling permit applications, developing permitting strategies, and managing timely completion of deliverables by the Permitting Team. The position’s responsibilities are summarized below:

  • Coordinating with the Regional Manager

  • Developing and Executing sales and marketing plans

  • Management of client accounts

  • Developing permit need assessments and permit strategies

  • Developing, maintaining, and managing this Permitting Plan

  • Assessing risk associated with permit strategies, project change requests and agency interactions

  • Serving as main point of contact for Regulatory Agencies

  • Provide regular reports to Program Management Team

  • Managing contracts for Environmental Consultants

  • Developing and implementing strategies for obtaining permits and approvals in accordance with Project schedules

  • Identifying and developing strategies for change management with the appropriate regulatory agency

In addition to obtaining favorable environmental permits and approvals the position will be responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental permits issued by various Federal, State and local regulatory agencies. Position will require supporting development of permit amendments, reports, regulatory submissions and data analysis. Position may require a combination of time in the field monitoring construction activities and contractors as well as time in the office writing, reviewing and assembling documents, correspondence, schedules and additional project deliverables.

Responsibilities include client development, maintenance, and management; proposal preparation and sales presentations; participation in contract negotiations; project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; and establishing critical project objectives and performances.

This position manages the preparation of documents or technical documents, as needed. Mentors less experienced staff and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's or graduate degree in a natural resources field, environmental science, or related field from an accredited program.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience.

  • Must have ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of industry, government, and public contracts on project-related matters.

  • Previous experience with offshore wind projects highly preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Professional Registration preferred.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-CT-Wallingford

Other Locations US-MA-Newton, US-ME-Portland, US-NJ-Morristown

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 213349