Director, Environmental Compliance & Strategy (Offshore Wind-East Coast)
Invenergy LLC

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Job Description

Position Overview

As a Director on the Environmental Compliance & Strategy (ECS) team, you will be responsible for directing work to comply with federal and state environmental statutory and regulatory requirements for an offshore wind energy project located in the New York Bight (Leading Light Wind Project). To fulfill these duties, you will oversee the preparation of applications and technical documents including a Construction and Operations Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, as well as other federal and state environmental requirements (e.g., Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Clean Water Act).

You will manage internal staff and external consultants and coordinate with ECS leadership to ensure on-time delivery of legally defensible products to support development, construction, and operations of the Leading Light Wind Project. The ideal candidate will be an experienced project and people manager with a proven ability to successfully advance large-scale energy projects, with preference given to candidates that have specific offshore wind experience.

This position will require travel and representation of the company in agency meetings, regional forums, open houses, and stakeholder engagement sessions.


  • Provide strategic direction on federal and state environmental requirements to drive the development of a large and complex US offshore wind project.
  • Oversee execution of offshore wind projects' environmental strategies, including schedules, budgets, and staffing requirements to complete environmental permitting, risk management, and compliance.
  • Proactively identify and manage risks, and effectively communicate with senior management regarding projects' permitting risks and progress against overall permitting timelines.
  • Oversee engagement and coordination with relevant federal and state agencies (e.g., Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Marine Fisheries Service, US Army Corps of Engineers), as required for successful project development, construction, and operations.
  • Ensure team is tracking environmental commitments made through federal and state regulatory processes, coordinating closely with development, engineering, construction, and operations teams.
  • Ensure effective coordination across workstreams (e.g., technical, commercial).
  • Ensure project records are complete and organized to demonstrate compliance with federal and state environmental regulations.
  • Provide QA/QC for documents vital to federal and state environmental review processes. Review consultant deliverables with critical attention to legal defensibility, accuracy, and clarity.
  • Support external engagement efforts with key stakeholders.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of environmental regulations and compliance requirements that apply to offshore wind projects.
  • Work collaboratively and efficiently with internal teams and external parties (e.g., consultants, agencies) to execute project work on schedule and develop strategies to address issues.
  • Provide support and specialized expertise to internal project teams including development, engineering, construction, and operations teams.
  • Supervise staff.

  • B.A. or B.S. in environmental science, environmental studies, or other closely related field.
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience permitting complex energy projects, including offshore wind.
  • Experience working with a range of federal and state regulatory agencies relevant to offshore wind.
  • Expert project management skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience including directing project teams and environmental contractors.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and writing); ability to communicate professionally with appropriate detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Must be willing to travel as needed, and as is safe, depending on the needs of the project.

  • Master's degree or other advanced degree.
  • New Jersey environmental permitting and agency engagement experience.

Salary Range

$165,000 - $195,000


Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

Invenergy LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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