Environmental Manager

Job Locations CA | US
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/29/2023 2:23 PM)
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Company Overview

Pattern Energy is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in other generation technologies.


The Pattern Energy team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.


Pattern Energy operates in the United States and Canada, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group LP's corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.




The Environmental Compliance and Conservation team is responsible for environmental compliance and identifying and managing risk and continual improvement opportunities for Pattern’s operating assets in North America. 


The Environmental Compliance and Conservation Manager will be responsible for overseeing environmental compliance for operating projects within Pattern’s fleet (with a focus on Canadian projects), ensuring success in meeting environmental regulatory and permit requirements as well as those of Pattern’s Environmental Management System.  The Environmental Compliance and Conservation Manager will also be responsible for identifying and managing risks and emerging environmental issues for the operating fleet, primarily related to wildlife.


Key subject matter areas of responsibility include natural resource impact assessment permits, wildlife (with a focus on species at risk permitting) and vegetation (stormwater management).  The Environmental Compliance and Conservation team also provides subject matter expertise and regulatory compliance oversight relating to air, spill prevention and management, and cultural and historical resources.  



Key Accountabilities

  • Managing complex natural resource permitting issues with federal/state/provincial agencies, especially wildlife.
  • Overseeing environmental permit and regulatory compliance for various operating sites (with a focus on Canada).
  • Lead external stakeholder engagement opportunities, acting as a liaison with regulators, First Nation communities & partners, and independent contractors.
  • Hiring and managing third-party contractors during Operations as required to meet environmental regulation and project-specific permit obligations, overseeing budget, scope execution and deliverables.
  • Supporting implementation and continuous improvement of Pattern’s Environmental Management System by leading audits and analyzing data to produce lessons learned and identify improvement initiatives.
  • Developing strategies and action plans for new and emerging environmental issues and risks, working with a cross-functional team of internal stakeholders (e.g. Asset Management, Field Operations, Operations Engineering, Data Analytics).
  • Represent Pattern on relevant industry organization groups and technical committees.
  • Collaborating with other departments on environmental initiatives, including Government Relations, Finance, Environmental Permitting, and Construction.
  • Develop and manage annual environmental project and corporate budgets.
  • Other projects as assigned.
  • Travel as needed (expectation of approximately 30% travel time required).


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental Management or a science-oriented field such as Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Wildlife, etc., or other relevant field of study.     
  • 8 + years’ experience in an energy related environmental team, preferably in wind energy or electrical transmission.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Canada and/ or US environmental natural resource management related regulations, especially wildlife, species at risk and stormwater management permitting
  • Strategic thinker with an ability to critically evaluate technical information along with an analysis of risk and cost to develop creative solutions to environmental challenges  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively and fluently.
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management, with ability to manage scope, risk, deliverables and budget to successfully meet project goals
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment where teamwork and independent work ethic are essential.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to influence best practices and change within an organization.
  • Ability to synthesize and organize large amounts of data.
  • Ability to organize time well and set proper priorities.


The expected starting pay range for this role is $90,000.00 - $120,000.00. This range is an estimate and base pay may be above or below the ranges based on several factors including but not limited to location, work experience, certifications, and education. In addition to base pay, Pattern’s compensation program includes a bonus structure for full-time employees of all levels. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, family care benefits, employee assistance program, paid time off and bonding leave, paid holidays, 401(k)/RRSP retirement savings plan with employer contribution, and employee referral bonuses.


Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer


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