Regulatory Specialist

Job Details

Company Name

HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Inc.


Seattle, WA

Expiration Date

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Interest Area

Communication, Project Management

Position Type


Position Level

Entry level

Minimum Degree Requirements

College Degree

Job Posting URL

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.


We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.


Primary Responsibilities


HDR currently has an opening for a Hydropower Regulatory Specialist and Assistant Team Lead to join our Pacific Northwest team. This position will be a key part of delivering HDR's regulatory and FERC licensing services for hydropower projects regionally and nationally. The candidate shall be able to provide project management of environmental and regulatory projects and function as a task or study leader on larger, complex projects. This person will also play a key role in supporting project managers in coordinating internally and workload planning for the overall team. This person will work in partnership with the team lead to provide direction and operational support for a team of 12 and will be directly responsible for developing, mentoring, and supervising 2-4 staff. We are looking for a candidate that is team oriented, client focused, and flexible. The position will provide support to a growing practice group including environmental scientists, regulatory specialists, and engineers. An ideal candidate would have experience with federal, state and local permitting. Experience with FERC hydropower licensing is required. A candidate with demonstrated experience as a deputy PM or technical lead and enthusiasm to serve in a supervisory and mentoring role is preferred. Strong communication skills and ability to work with staff in multiple office locations are necessary. Knowledge of the hydropower industry in the Pacific Northwest preferred. Preferred location is Washington - Seattle or Idaho – Coeur d’Alene. Other locations with HDR offices may be considered, including Idaho – Boise, Washington-Bellevue, Washington-Spokane, or Oregon - Portland.




Required Qualifications


Master’s degree in environmental science, planning, policy, natural resource management, engineering, or related field is strongly preferred. BA/BS degree will be considered with demonstrated work experience at equivalent level. 8+ years of relevant professional experience is required. Candidates will need to travel for specific project assignments.