Conducts analysis through research, gathering and interpretation of data, development of alternatives and recommendations. Presents analysis and recommendations to management and may implement selected alternative. Analyses include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analysis, trending/forecasting, financial analysis, budget analysis and reporting. Specifically, this position will primarily provide professional level services for ensuring the company complies with regulatory requirements of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and state and federal regulations relating to avian protection, and other environmental requirements associated with company, generation, distribution, transmission and substation operations.
Monitor avian data collection and ensure that reporting is carried out in accordance with company policy, federal and state regulations.
Provide environmental support for company avian program.
Assist with development of retrofitting jobs to address avian electrocutions and collisions.
Provide guidance on nest management efforts and nest buffers during construction.
Conduct training and provide technical support for company field operations, engineering, construction, and other business units relative to avian protection.
Provide general environmental support as needed for all Rocky Mountain Power environmental programs, including environmental compliance for power generation, distribution, and transmission.
Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Biology, or Environmental Sciences or Engineering; or the equivalent combination of related education and experience.
A minimum of three years experience in environmental or regulatory matters.
Working knowledge of regulations related to birds, other wildlife, threatened/endangered species, and public lands.
Data gathering, analysis, interpretation, trending, forecasting, and modeling skills.
Knowledge of applicable Company policies and procedures; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.
Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.
Communication and interpersonal skills including ability to consult with internal and external customers regarding matters/issues which may be sensitive in nature.
Ability to understand/interpret environmental compliance requirements for various applications including wildlife, land, water, air and waste.
Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to present alternatives and recommendations.
Ability to prioritize workload under pressure.
Experience with avian Protection Plans for electric utilities.
Specialized knowledge BGEPA, MBTA, and ESA.
Hiring Range: $81,800 - $96,200