United States

3-5 years


27 May, 2024

Alaska Project Developer – Regulatory Affairs

Job description

The Project Developer will organise and manage multiple projects in Alaska and contribute to efforts around the world. This position will entail several development activities including site characterisation and stakeholder outreach. A particular focus of this role will be to contribute to environmental and regulatory affairs associated with ORPC’s projects in Alaska. This role will be a critical member of a high-performing, skilled, multi-disciplinary team, fostering collaboration, driving innovation, identifying opportunities for team growth, and delivering efficiencies. The successful candidate will have the ability to rigorously apply basic science concepts, and the ability to use communication skills to mediate interactions among engineering staff, scientific and non-scientific governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public. Areas of technical expertise which will be considered useful include: environmental science (physical and biological), oceanography, and civil or environmental engineering.

About the role

  • Assist in developing project objectives, schedules, and budget involving all relevant stakeholders internal and external to ORPC.
  • Support the identification of new development opportunities, strategic partners, and funding mechanisms.
  • Represent ORPC at industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market trends, networking results, etc.
  • Ability to articulate complex science and engineering topics to diverse audiences.
  • Contribute to the planning, management and implementation of site characterisation efforts including, but not limited to, hydraulic resource assessments (desktop analyses, field measurements and data analysis) as well as environmental studies (ice, fisheries and marine mammals).
  • Ability to travel to remote locations for business development, stakeholder engagement and site characterisation.
  • Lead regulatory efforts in Alaska with support from ORPC’s corporate office. This includes engaging with federal, state and local entities, drafting permitting and licensing applications, ensuring compliance, and involvement with adaptive management processes.
  • Technical writing proficiency for proposals, reports, permitting, environmental and market studies.

About you

  • Monitor compliance to applicable codes, permits, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Manage, review, and coordinate projects and proposals developed in-house or by consultants.
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritise, organise, and accomplish work.
  • Analyse information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Marine Sciences or related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and database software.
  • 3-5 years experience with project development in renewable energy or similar projects, including: writing scope of work, scheduling, budgeting, document interpretation, pricing on hard bid, bid analysis, design-build, and negotiated projects.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.