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Environmental Permitting Manager (SW)

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8minute Solar Energy Published: July 6, 2020 (4 months ago)
San Francisco, Denve, United States
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Solar Energy
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8minute Solar Energy is the largest privately-held developer of solar and storage projects in the United States. We have one of the best development teams in the industry with a track record of delivering above-market profitability and strong financial returns on utility-scale solar and storage projects. We are seeking the best and brightest people to help make clean energy abundant.

About the Position:

Our Land Entitlement team is looking for an Environmental Permitting Manager to join our organization. This person will manage the execution of all land entitlement/permitting requirements to support the successful completion of 8minute Solar Energy’s projects.

Essential Function and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and oversee the management and advancement of local, state and federal permitting processes
  • Engage with local, state and federal regulatory authorities on a regular basis to assist in the successful execution of Project compliance and permitting activities as well as maintaining an adequate Government Relations program
  • Assist Operations and other support teams in understanding the practical implications of existing permits as well as proposed permitting strategies
  • Work collaboratively with and be responsive to requests from internal colleagues
  • Assist in the management and oversight of external consultants by, among other things, assigning tasks and reviewing the scope and quality of work product
  • Travel nationally, as needed, to effectively carry out 8me’s business goals and objectives
  • Build effective relationships with regulators, service providers and other relevant stakeholders.



  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, planning, ecology, geography, development or other relevant field; master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in managing compliance and permitting issues in the Western United States
  • A thorough understanding of NEPA
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, analytical and planning abilities, and good judgement
  • The ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience working with permitting specialists, regulators, project managers, environmental lawyers, scientists, planners, engineers, and contractors
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • The ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and field questions from internal team members on environmental topics
  • An exceptionally strong work ethic and professional demeanor
  • Candidates for this position will be motivated self-starters who can work both independently, and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams is required
  • Experience in protected species habitat assessments and wetlands delineation
  • Experience permitting under the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and NEPA
  • Experience in more than one state is highly preferred
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