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Compliance Manager - Energy

Posted May 27
Full Time
Austin, Texas

About us:

Ferrovial Energy is created with the objective of promoting the transition to a more sustainable and clean economy. We are present in Ferrovial core markets, and our focus is to provide innovative solutions for the development, construction and operation of renewable energy generation, storage and transmission infrastructures. We also offer energy efficiency solutions for both, public and private clients.

Job Description:

For our new Energy business unit, we are looking for a Compliance Manager to oversee all aspects of the permitting processes required for the construction and operation of the newly adjudicated 210 MW solar PV project in Leon, Texas. The Compliance Manager will report to the Asset Manager (Spain) and Head of Development (US). The position will be located in Austin, Texas.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead the development and implementation of permitting strategies for the project, ensuring timely acquisition of all required permits.
  • Coordinate with the Project Manager, environmental teams, and legal counsel to ensure comprehensive compliance with environmental laws and other regulatory requirements.
  • Manage relationships with local, state, and federal regulatory bodies.
  • Interact with all relevant stakeholders to facilitate the permitting process (E.g. Leon County, TXDOT)
  • Prepare and submit permit applications, monitor their progress, and ensure any compliance issues.
  • Manage and lead the development process in dynamic regulatory environments.
  • Minimize the company's permitting risk and liability.
  • Supervise the work of project environmental consultants, if / when needed.
  • Develops strategies to mitigate environmental impact.
  • Managing project schedules and budgets and ensuring quality of documents.
  • Respond to internal and external environmental and permitting-related inquiries.
  • Support Purchase Agreement bids, project financing, and third-party due diligence.
  • Advise Project Manager and reports to senior management and project stakeholders – as needed regarding the environmental and overall permitting status of the project.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory changes that could affect project permitting and adapt strategies accordingly.
  • Conduct risk assessments related to permitting delays or denials and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to project teams on all matters related to permitting and regulatory compliance.

Education and Required Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Law, or a related field. JD, MBA or other post-graduate degree will be highly valued.
  • +5 years of experience in permitting and regulatory compliance, specifically for renewable assets
  • Strong understanding of regulatory frameworks and guidelines in renewable energy
  • Demonstrated experience in developing projects throughout permitting environments.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with government agencies at local, state and federal levels.
  • Experience monitoring compliance and maintaining rigorous documentation though the project lifecycle.
  • Experience working collaboratively in a cross-functional and culturally diverse team environment.

Professional Qualities:


  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to manage internal and external stakeholders effectively.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective permitting strategies.
  • Proficiency in managing multiple project facets simultaneously.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively and manage relationships.
  • Meticulous attention to detail to ensure all permit applications are accurately prepared.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Motivated self-starter, goal-oriented, and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Flexibility to face changes and to adapt to different environments.
  • Focus on the continuous improvement.
  • Ability to effectively plan, direct and lead to accomplish objectives.
  • Integrity: Honest, moral and ethical.

Why Ferrovial?

We would like you to get to know us better, and what it means to join our team. Joining Ferrovial means taking the leap to:

  • Being part of a leading company in its sector, with a presence in 6 main markets.
  • Work with the best professionals.
  • A solid and innovative project.
  • Professional development.
  • The best work environment.
  • The best benefits.

What can we offer you?


  • Employment stability with a permanent contract since the beginning.
  • Individual development plan with technical and soft skills training.
  • Feedback processes implemented to ensure professional growth.
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • International and cross Business Units Mobility.
  • Flexible Remuneration Plan: Medical insurance, Nursery Tickets, Vehicle rental, life and accident Insurance, stock bonus, collective savings insurance, transport card.
  • Assignment of a buddy who will accompany you throughout the trip, to support your professional and personal development during your first three months.
  • Healthy snacks.

If you are passionate about challenges, and you think you fit in the described profile, do not hesitate to sign up for the offer. Take the jump! We are waiting for you!