Environmental Permitting Manager

Avangrid, Inc.

$100K — $150K *

Binghamton, NY 13901
+ 5 other locations

1w ago


Less than 5 years of experience

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Job Description


About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute.

Environmental Permitting Manager

Job Title: Environmental Permitting Manager

Reports to Senior Manager -Environmental Permitting

Reporting hybrid to Binghamton, NY Brewster, NY Lockport, NY Plattsburgh, NY Rochester, NY or Auburn, NY

Salary Range $101,000-133,000


The Manager of Environmental Permitting is responsible for leading a multi-disciplined team managing various Federal, State and Local environmental permitting programs and projects on behalf of NYSEG and RGE with the objective of timely and cost-effective completion of permitting activities such that projects proceed according to schedules. Ensure environmental permitting studies, routing analysis, design reviews and applications are consistent, follows company procedures, compliant with regulatory requirements, timely, complete, and factual. Advise and approve routing and siting determinations. Review permits to ensure that they are reasonable, cost-effective, and prudent. Ensure that all permit conditions are understood and communicated to affected internal and external parties. Provides additional support and guidance to project teams on materials management. Represent the Company in rulemaking procedures, negotiated settlements, regulatory agency meetings, public hearings and as an expert witness in litigated proceedings. Responsibilities include support in various other company continuous improvement efforts.

Special emphasis on environmental licensing and permitting.


• Provides team direction and leadership on various aspects of environmental licensing and permitting for capital and O & M projects for electric and gas operations in New York.

• Support the project teams in the development of sound, cost effective solutions to overcoming permitting obstacles

• Develops and/or delegates the preparation of required environmental permits, design, execution and close out. Focus on avoidance, minimization, and then mitigation of impacts.

• Prepares plans and budgets for environmental licensing and permitting.

• Manages contractors for on-time, on-budget delivery of products and services.

a) Verifies contractors’ deliverables.

b) Ensures contractors’ resources within the project

• Manages projects to approved scope, schedule, and budget

• Manages progress against plans; initiates corrective action to avoid or offset variances.

• Reports to management on progress status.

• Coordinating environmental licensing and permits for NY capital project ties directly to meeting the corporate objective for capital investment.

• Verify project adherence to federal, state, and local environmental regulatory requirements.

• Leads cross-functional project teams. Holds and participates in regular program/project status meetings

• Represent the Company’s in rulemaking procedures, negotiated settlements, regulatory agency meetings, public hearings, as the signatory company representative, and as the expert witness in litigated proceeding

• Monitor changing laws, regulations, applicable standards, and develop policies, programs, and procedures to minimize corporate risk and ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

• Manages or oversees implementation and inspection of storm water management plans, wildlife management plans, and other regulatory requirements of permits which extend beyond construction phase of project.

• Promote a culture of collaboration, efficiency, innovation and quality across all business area

• Promote the continual growth and development of staff

• Escalate issues when necessary.

• Manage active and current service agreements with various environmental permitting consultants.

Skills and Requirements

Education and Experience/Training:

• Bachelor’s Degree required in Environmental or related field.

• P.E. (Professional Engineer) or CPESC (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control) a plus.

• A minimum of 3 years of program/project management experience in a directly related field.

• A minimum of 3 years of experience with related federal and state environmental regulatory policies and business practices and procedures.

• Knowledge of system design, construction and maintenance practices for both gas and electric operations.

• Experience in leading teams.

• Microsoft Suite.


• Interfaces with the appropriate regulatory agencies, including NYPSC, NYCDEP, NYSDEC, USACOE, USEPA, USFWS, and local municipalities.

• Minimizes Corporate risks and public liabilities.

• Provide overall environmental licensing and permitting oversight and work with IUSA experts and contractors to keep projects on track.

• Ability to minimize adverse permit conditions for each project and beyond.

• Ability to negotiate on problem resolution, vendor management, conditions in permits.

• Superior communication skills: proven ability to interact and present solutions to all levels within an organization.

• Interpersonal Skills: able to get cooperation and commitment of others without direct reporting relationship to be able to accomplish strategic objectives

• Vendor management.

• Strong ability to lead initiatives/projects/teams meet project budgets and schedules.

• Ability to multitask.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam,

background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.


  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • Technical Skills

Our Selection Process

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at.

Avangrid, Inc. is a diversified energy and utility company that operates regulated utilities and electricity generation through two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks is comprised of eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving approximately 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates more than 7.5 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, across the United States. The company is committed to providing clean energy and investing in sustainable infrastructure to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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