Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Principal Marine Protected Species Scientist

Imagine a future where you lead our mitigation efforts, research, and agency coordination to advance our commitment to marine wildlife protection

Join us in this role where you’ll get exposure to critical scientific decisions, work with regulatory agencies and research institutions, and be engaged in a variety of permitting activities to support development, construction, and operation of offshore wind projects. You’ll work closely with our wildlife scientists, acousticians, and permit teams to ensure project success and meet our Biodiversity Ambition of net positive impact by 2030.

Welcome to Permitting, Environment, and Marine Affairs (PEMA)
You’ll be part of our Strategic Permitting Team where you, together with your colleagues, will work across our offshore wind portfolio in North America to support projects in all phases from development and execution through operations. Our small US based team includes a dozen of specialists with varying expertise who share lessons learned from colleagues globally to advance innovative solutions, reduce permitting risk, and promote sustainability.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • leading our mitigation, survey protocol, data management, and monitoring strategies pertaining to marine mammals and other protected marine species
  • harmonizing our approach to siting, methodologies, and reporting activities across multiple projects
  • supporting the delivery of many permit applications and studies, incl. site characterizations, marine mammal, and other protected marine species risk assessments, take permits, COPs, and local permits
  • engaging with our global team of wildlife and fisheries scientists on a variety of tasks to develop and implement initiatives across the North American and global portfolio
  • serving as a technical resource for our teams by tracking regulatory trends, analyzing mitigation and permit approval conditions, positioning projects to reduce risks and leading reporting and response
  • developing materials such as presentations, media content, and white papers to drive internal and external messaging of our scientific activities and partnerships.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • hold a master’s degree or equivalent work experience in environmental science, natural resources, population ecology, ecology, organismal biology, or similar field
  • have expertise and previous working experience with survey protocols, scientific reporting, large data sets, or data management tools
  • have experience preparing permitting documentation with an understanding of how environmental regulations related to marine mammal behaviors and habitats drive requirements for scientific surveys, assessments, and mitigation measures
  • have experience evaluating technical and commercial project risk to support new technology application, agency discussions, and project due diligence
  • can communicate with influence to enhance messaging regarding our activities
  • speak and write English fluently with strong Microsoft Office suite skills as preferred.

Join a global leader in renewable energy
Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here, you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.

Shape the future with us
Send your application to us no later than September 24, 2022. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Talent Acquisition Operations US, , on if you’d like to know more about the position. If you need to request any adjustments to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment or interview process we're happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

We offer a flexible workplace, and in this position, you’ll be working in a hybrid (office and home-working) set-up.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.

Relocation assistance offered.