Environmental Compliance Specialist

Job description

Intelletec Energy is hiring an Environmental Compliance Manager for an exciting client who has developed over 10,000 MW to date. You will be working across a diverse portfolio of utility scale wind, solar, and battery storage, with our client who has acquired over $25 billion in assets. 

The company is a growing developer and operator of renewable energy facilities, with most assets located in California. Under the guidance of the Environmental Compliance Supervisor, this role will primarily provide support for environmental compliance to the EHS, construction, and operations teams during the final stages of development and construction for renewable projects in the company's portfolio, across California and other states where projects are underway. 

The role encompasses representing the EHS team during regulatory inspections, conducting internal site assessments, aiding the Construction and Operations teams, and ensuring timely completion and documentation of environmental compliance responsibilities while overseeing multiple projects concurrently. The preferred candidate should possess a solid grasp of federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, actively supporting environmental compliance during the construction of renewable projects and ensuring adherence to permit conditions issued at various levels of government. Effective communication skills are crucial to provide clear instructions related to project construction and operations. This is a full-time hybrid position that involves remote work and is based in Southern California (preferably Kern County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County areas), with occasional on-site visits required to support compliance activities at project sites within reasonable driving distance.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive environmental compliance programs for each project, encompassing local, state, and federal permitting requisites.
  • Conduct and oversee field environmental audits, reporting, and monitoring for both construction projects and renewable energy facilities.
  • Review technical reports, ensuring project documents adhere to permit conditions, procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines, spanning projects from development to execution phases.
  • Collaborate closely with EPC and contractors/consultants, offering guidance, interpretations, and requirements to ensure project compliance.
  • Support the development team during late-stage entitlement and resource agency permit acquisition, facilitating a seamless transition to the construction phase.
  • Ensure smooth transition to operational compliance.
  • Evaluate cost budgets, solicit proposals, assist with contracting, invoicing, work plans, and implementation strategies for environmental compliance responsibilities.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects, tasks, and associated deadlines.
  • Coordinate, if necessary, with local, state, and federal agencies on behalf of the project.
  • Deliver training materials and presentations as requested.


To perform this role successfully, the individual must competently fulfill each essential duty. The qualifications listed below represent the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to accommodate individuals with disabilities for essential functions.

Skills & Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in environmental and regulatory compliance, with preferred exposure to the renewables industry.
  • Proficiency in federal, state, and local environmental regulatory agency laws, regulations, and permitting prerequisites.
  • In-depth understanding of Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater regulations, compliance strategies, and environmental engineering.
  • Hands-on experience in conducting environmental inspections and audits.
  • Familiarity with various compliance aspects, including NEPA, CEQA, USACE, CWA, DOT, SPCC, EPA, CalEPA, waste management, water quality (state and jurisdictional), air quality (state and jurisdictional), protected species, USFW, CDFW, and Historical Resources.
  • Associates, Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Recent and relevant experience in environmental compliance, specifically aligned with this environmental position (required).

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