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UL, LLC Environmental and Permitting Lead, Renewables Due Diligence Services in Albany, New York

As a member of the Renewables Advisory Team, the Environmental and Permitting Lead is responsible for supporting the environmental and permitting evaluation of wind, solar, and storage projects in support of the financing, sale, or acquisition of projects. The position is high profile and requires a mature and experienced candidate with effective communication, project management, and technical skills. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with a can-do spirit and willingness to work hard in a team environment to achieve shared success.

  • Manage high profile Independent Engineering and Technical Advisory projects for project financing, tax equity, sales and acquisitions of wind, solar, and storage projects and portfolios, with respect to environmental and permitting review.

  • Review permitting and environmental documents for a variety of different Projects within the US, Canada, and internationally.

  • Draft report sections relating to the environmental and permitting review of projects or portfolios of projects, including summary of key results and conclusions. Ensure a quality of work that meets and exceeds client expectations.

  • Manage, Train, and Mentor team members

  • Identify new opportunities for the team to support clients.

  • Work with internal resources, associate project managers, and project managers.

  • Stay current on regulations and trends in environmental and permitting with respect to wind, solar, and storage projects.

  • Ensure project deliverables stay on time, on target, and on budget.

  • Work effectively with colleagues to ensure timely delivery of high-quality products while working collaboratively with other teams and business units as needed.

  • Research publicly available data regarding permitting and environmental issues related to wind and solar projects.

  • Conduct site visits as needed to verify and review on-site Project conditions.

  • Attend industry conferences and participate in industry events as needed.

  • Review industry and related resources including conference proceedings and other printed/online publications to keep current on industry trends and products.

  • Attend regular departmental and team meetings; participate as appropriate in Project Management meetings.

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in environmental and permitting review. At least 1-3 years of experience in renewable energy.

  • At least bachelors-level education and core competence in a relevant field.

  • Strong written and communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environmental and successfully manage multiple complicated projects.

Additional information:

Location: This position will be located in the United States, with a preference for Chicago, IL, or Albany, NY. Remote work opportunities will be considered as well.

Travel: Travel will be required, around 10-20%. Current driver's license required and capability to complete necessary travel.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.

  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.

  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.

  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

  • Total Rewards: Employees are eligible for health benefits such as medical, dental and vision; wellness benefits such as mental & financial health; and retirement savings (401K) commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation (15 days), holiday including floating holidays (12 days) and sick time off (72 hours).

Internal applicants with questions related to the Total Rewards for this position should submit a ticket via askHR for more insights.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit https://www.ul.com/industries/energy-and-utilities/renewables

UL LLC has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that:

Persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, color, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, religion, creed, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy, marital or familial status, or any other protected category under applicable law.