Kleinschmidt Group
  • 05-Aug-2022 to 04-Oct-2022 (EST)
  • Regulatory and Permitting
  • Redmond, WA, USA
  • Full Time

Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Licensing and Permitting Specialist in the Pacific Northwest Region. We have offices in Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA and Redmond, WA. This position has a flexible office/remote schedule requiring 2-3 days in the office, as decided with the hiring manager.

Who You Are

A regulatory professional with a minimum 3-5 years of experience in licensing and compliance work including State and Federal permitting processes (i.e. US Army Corps of Engineers 404 permits, 401 Clean Water Act permitting, Section 106, SEPA, CEQA) A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Ecology, Planning, Recreation, Political Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field is required.

Knowledgeable: Experience with federal regulations relating to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and acts such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, etc. Professional or collegiate-level writing, communication, and research techniques, demonstrated ability to organize and track multiple project assignments.

Relationship-Focused: Possess the ability to interface with the public, agencies, and clients in a variety of settings, public speaking experience, ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team and communicate assignment of tasks to other staff as necessary

Motivated: Interest in learning and gaining additional experience

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to travel on occasion for in-state and out-of-state meetings or assignments
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite software - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States

About The Position

The Licensing and Permitting Specialist position will work on Kleinschmidt's ongoing hydroelectric relicensing/licensing and permitting efforts. The successful candidate will participate as part of a team of technical professionals working on primarily hydroelectric, as well as other renewable energy projects, in the PNW and California, with opportunities for additional project work across the U.S.

This position will assist regulatory professionals and scientists with a wide range of tasks, including preparing applications for federal hydropower licenses through environmental analyses, and developing reports, meeting agendas, presentations and preparing state and federal environmental permits. This position may include occasional fieldwork but is primarily an office-based position.

Day-to-day tasks will include project-related research and review of environmental regulations; writing and summarizing environmental, scientific and engineering data; coordinating and attending meetings with resource agencies and contractors; and assisting with project schedule and budget planning. The ideal candidate will be able to lead small to medium tasks while managing competing deadlines across various technical areas.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering cost, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Program - Annual and quarterly
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package
  • 401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting
  • 10 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all other dimensions of diversity.

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Kleinschmidt is committed to a diverse workforce.

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If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application or need other accommodations, you may request an accommodation by contacting our recruitment coordinator at 207.416.1262.


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