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Sr State Permitting Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Alaska
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/12/2012
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The Company:
Is a leading oil and gas company

The Role:
• Lead effort to acquire state permits and authorizations, and complete required consultations for the project.
• Serve as a day-to-day technical staff contact with state regulators that have regulatory jurisdiction over the various components of the project
• Serve as a subject matter expert on the various state permitting and consultation requirements for the project
• Provide strategic regulatory planning input related to acquisition of state agency authorizations

• Develop and coordinate implementation of the project Regulatory Roadmap (information delivery and permitting plan) across Asset Teams
• Assure acquisition and compliance with required state authorizations associated with field studies
• Assist in cost and schedule estimating, forecasting, and stewardship with focus on state regulations and permitting requirements
• Monitor emerging state regulations
• Ensure that environmental and regulatory requirements / standards related to state regulations are properly integrated into project design and implementation plans
• Maintain alignment within the ERL Team regarding overall work plans and obligations; organize / participate in weekly and monthly meetings with ERL contractors and ERL Team to ensure common
understanding of requirements / deliverables and status of the work
• Assist in the public consultation component of the state permitting process
• Highlight permitting issues / recommendations to the Regulatory Lead on a real-time basis for resolution
• Steward ongoing activities and compliance issues as directed by the Regulatory Lead
• Manage interfaces among the various project disciplines responsible for progressing action items
• Provide weekly and monthly progress reports summarizing permitting status and issues
• Provide personal SSH&E leadership in actions as a project team member
• Handle other ERL duties as requested by the Regulatory Lead

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• University Degree in Earth or Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Engineering or other field related to environmental study (advanced degree preferred)
• 10 to >15 years broad-based experience in environmental permitting and regulatory compliance in the oil and gas industry, mining developments, and/or linear transportation with strong subject matter expertise on Alaska state regulations preferred, but not required
• Proven management and leadership skills
• Experience with interacting with federal, state, and local government officials
• Experience interacting with a variety of external entities (e.g., local communities, NGO’s, etc.)
• Strong influencing, consulting, and analytical skills
• Strong organizational and technical judgment skills
• Strong interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills; persuasive with strong business perspective
• Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and changing priorities
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