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Ormat Technologies, Inc. Environmental Permitting Specialist in Reno, Nevada

Ormat serves the changing world of electricity generation, distributed generation and demand management by enabling a comprehensive umbrella of solutions starting from energy and demand response management and energy storage systems. We provide grid operators with the power to enhance grid performance, stability and responsiveness – while delivering capacity at the right time and the right price.

We also provide commercial, industrial and municipality clients with reliability and power quality solutions as well as peak shaving and demand charge management solutions to lower their utility bill and, in the unregulated markets, provide ancillary market services to generate revenue.

Leveraging the skills of Ormat Technologies and Viridity Energy Solutions teams of energy solutions and storage experts, we have an extensive track record of successfully delivering projects in the US electricity markets.

This position is responsible for environmental and permitting related tasks to support the due diligence, development, construction, and operation of Viridity Energy storage projects.

  • Review projects to be acquired or developed in order to determine environmental issues, permit requirements, and government required environmental reviews needed for permits.

  • Prepare permit applications, submittal, and associated communications to obtain final permits and approvals for project development.

  • Assist in the environmental compliance filing for projects under development and/or operation.

  • Participate in meetings with city, county, state and/or federal regulators to define regulatory requirements and schedules.

  • Manage projects by monitoring budget, schedule, tasks, and deliverable's.

  • Administer permitting related databases

  • Assist in regular reporting on main projects and tasks.

  • Develop project schedules, descriptions, maps, diagrams, reports, studies, and other documents.

  • The willingness to travel up to 30% nationally.

  • The ability to travel for long distances by car and air.

  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned by management.

  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with government agencies and project proponents.

  • Manage consultants working on projects.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or related field.

  • Experience in environmental planning and analysis, environmental permit acquisition, technical writing, state and federal regulatory compliance, and project coordination.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent people skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • The ability to quickly learn new technical and commercial material.

  • The ability to write technical and commercial documents.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Must be able to use and acquire knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation. Must be proficient in MS word, Excel, Power Point and use of the Internet.

  • Proficiency in MS Project and ArcGIS is strongly desired.

  • Must possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to VESI’s auto insurance carrier

  • The ability to work at a computer and computer monitor and use repetitive motion for long periods of time.

  • The ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

  • This position requires sitting 80% of the time and standing and walking 20% of the time

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Ormat is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment with Ormat will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, source of income, national origin, citizenship status, disability, or any protected status.