RES is looking for a Regulatory Specialist III for our offices in Pittsburg, PA. The mission: RES is operating in a unique and young industry. You will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape it with your work! How? Armed with impeccable knowledge of the existing local, state, and federal environmental permitting processes, you will negotiate with the agencies on required deliverables for existing projects and create precedents for new projects! You will become RES' ambassador at the agencies, so we are looking for a skillful negotiator and relationship builder!
What your day-to-day might look like?:
What your day-to-day might look like? 40% of the time you will be catering to existing projects, so expect some travel! Working with the team of Project Managers, Ecologists, Operations, and Construction Managers, you will be the regulatory guru of the project. You will interpret and apply Federal, State, and local regulations and guidelines; identity, develop, and negotiate mitigation/conservation measures, terms and conditions, and adaptive management solutions. You will also make sure that RES' subcontractors adhere to the same practices! You will also be tracking timelines for report submissions, track special-status species regulations and requirements, and changes to ESA-listings. You will lead new project permitting processes and compliance 20% of your time. This involves coordinating lots of folks from within and at the external regulatory agency, so you will need a great deal of perseverance, organization skills, and most importantly, persuasion skills!You will determine the project permitting requirements and the agencies' jurisdictions. At the same time, you will conduct field inspections to identify environmental issues and to ensure compliance. 40% of the time you will be doing housekeeping, preparing technical and administrative reports, and developing and maintaining project documentation. If you are a learner and a builder, you will also recommend technologies/software/applications to streamline compliance tracking for large projects.
We would love to speak with you if you have many of the following:Bachelor's degree in the environmental sciences, environmental policy, planning, or closely related field 5+ years of experience in environmental permittingAbility to critically analyze permit terms and conditions and solve problemsKnowledge of many of the following regulations, permits, and supporting documentation: USACE Clean Water Act Endangered Species ActEssential Fish Habitat (EFH) under Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Management ActBiological OpinionsCWA 401 Water Quality CertificationsLake and Streambed Alteration AgreementsCoastal Zone Management ActEnvironmental Impact Statements/Reports (CEQA, SEPA and NEPA)National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) PermitsStorm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) What will make you stand out? You have experience with:Conducting biological studies and assessments;Performing wetland delineations; and/orWildlife monitoring and botanical surveysYou have a Master's Degree in a Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or similar Who is RES: We are the nation's largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 525 stream miles and 62,000 wetland acres, in addition to conserving and preserving 15,000 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 20,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 280 tons of polluting nutrients. RES ecological solutions enable a balance of economic development and ecological sustainability. Our culture: Working for RES means having a career that truly makes an impact and a job that helps make nature and communities better. Our people share a deep interest and passion for sustainability and ecological restoration. As an ever-growing company, we cultivate entrepreneurship, flexibility, and collaboration while taking a bold approach to project development. We foster a team environment while enriching individual growth. Our people: explore our employees' profiles here. VEVRAA Federal Contractor RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.