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Licensing Specialist I - Field Compliance


Massena, US


In the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth & Community Benefits Act, New York State has outlined an expansive transmission development plan, with NYPA playing a key role.  NYPA’s Vision 2030 is a strategic plan to grow and lead electric transmission line development in New York.  The Licensing Specialist – Field Compliance is responsible for directly supporting these initiatives and helping NYPA implement its strategic vision. #LI-VB1


  • Primarily a field-oriented position supporting regulatory compliance during construction and project close-out 
  • Review and understand the compliance requirements associated with Article VII approvals, Environmental Management & Construction Plans and all other associated permits 
  • Coordinate regularly with the internal project teams (i.e., NYPA Construction Management, Project Management and Third-Party Environmental Inspectors) 
  • Conduct routine field inspections along the right-of-way, laydown yards or any project related sites 
  • Liaise with regulatory agency staff including Department of Public Service, Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Agriculture & Markets) 
  • Assist in the development and coordination of project change approvals (i.e. EMCP changes, permit modifications) 
  • Assist in the interpretation and resolution of potential compliance items in a timely manner 
  • Provide training as needed to help reinforce regulatory compliance  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of regulatory and statutory requirements, including but not limited to: 
    • Article VII (NYS Public Service Law –major transmission line construction). 
    • NYSDEC stream, wetland, and stormwater regulations.   
    • USACE wetland regulations. 
    • Rare, threatened and endangered species regulations. 
    • Invasive species. 
  • Knowledge of best management practices associated with typical construction activities 
  • Professional level verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Public speaking and presentation skills/experience. 
  • Ability to provide regulatory guidance to field crews and issue stop work instructions, when warranted. 
  • Effective problem-solving skills. Ability to research and verify accuracy of data; analyze data, draw inferences and make recommendations. 
  • Ability to maintain daily work priorities, plan assignments, and organize work with limited supervision. 
  • Ability to interact with all members/levels of Project Development & Licensing and other NYPA departments. 

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology or related field. 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in construction monitoring, compliance, and environmental permitting. 
  • Qualified Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector. 

Physical Requirements

Upstate/STL located onsite at one of the project offices 

75% Field / 25% Office position 

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $80,500 - $98,500. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

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