Iberdrola USA Operations Wildlife Compliance Specialist in United States
Business and Department
Portland Corporate Office Portland,OR
The Avangrid Renewables, LLC (“Company” or “AR”) Permitting & Environmental team is seeking an Operations Wildlife Compliance Specialist with the proficiencies described below. Position will report to Avangrid’s OperationsWildlife Compliance Manager in Portland, OR. Tasks will focus on wildlife activities associated with AR operating assets across the U.S. Background As part of AR’s Wildlife Protection Program, a Wildlife Management and Reporting System (WMRS) is utilized to monitor and internally report wildlife injury and fatalities discovered during construction and operations. This is completed through voluntary, long-term operational monitoring conducted by operations and maintenance (O&M;) personnel. These O&M; personnel monitor and record wildlife injuries, fatalities, and observations to assess potential long-term operational impacts (trends) of a Project, or collectively, fleet-wide. Operational monitoring also includes guidance to O&M; personnel for discovery and recording of fatalities and injured wildlife, but does not involve salvage, collection, transportation or possession. Operations Wildlife Compliance relies on a close working relationship with the AR Field Services division to collect and report data necessary for the program, and it’s imperative that adequate training and support is provided to assist with incident response. AR also prepares an annual report to document activities, summarize key observations, and recommend program improvements. Responsibilities include:
following: providing Plant Managers and their employees with Wildlife General Awareness, Environmental Coordinator (EC), and Plant Manager wildlife operational monitoring training, notification protocols, and response support; maintaining documentation pertinent to state and federal reporting of avian and bat incidents; specific to sensitive species; assisting the Principal Biologist and Wildlife Compliance Manager in developing adequate mitigation and monitoring measures; and maintaining policies and procedures pertinent to the Company Environmental, Health, and Safety Manual.
pertains to tiers outlined in the USFWS Wind Energy Guidelines.
with wildlife rehabilitators to provide educational opportunities to Plant Managers and their employees. Assist with AR Wildlife Protection Program grant applications received and subsequent awards.
completeness of the permitting record for operating assets.
as to meet with wildlife rehabilitators.
Periodic travel to AR operating assets for on-site training with Plant Managers and their employees, as well
Assist with activities pertinent to managing AR’s Wildlife Protection Program and the WMRS, to include the
Coordinate with AR Permit Managers to compile information/data regarding development activities, as it
Develop and maintain relationships with wildlife rehabilitation centers proximate to operating assets, work
Assist in organizing plant-specific documentation in support of the Corporate Wildlife Plan to ensure
Potential to assist with Research and Development activities pertaining to wildlife interactions at operating
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering or the equivalent combination of
Understanding of environmental regulations such as the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Migratory
Preference may be given to candidates with the following experience; bird and bat visual identifications, and
Ability to work independently to meet deliverables. Working knowledge of Windows based business software applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and
education and experience.
Bird Treaty Act, and Endangered Species Act and experience interpreting state wildlife regulations.
Excel and experience using databases.
obtaining and managing environmental permits. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Iberdrola Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.
Publication date: 18.10.2016