Company: Shell
Skills: Regulatory Compliance
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

What's the role?

Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions (Shell) is seeking to build a portfolio of commercially attractive offshore wind assets with significant scale and close links to power trading and marketing, which increasingly includes energy supply for the hydrogen value chain. The team is uniquely positioned to support Shell's Powering Progress strategy through offering more and cleaner energy solutions to customers and energy transition target of net zero emissions by 2050.

The Offshore Power Americas team in Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions (RE&S) is responsible for regional growth and deliverability of the offshore wind portfolio in North, Central, and South America. Included as part of the portfolio are Shell joint venture partnerships - SouthCoast Wind LLC and Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC. The successful scaling and continuation of development of the offshore wind business requires smart and informative shaping of regulatory frameworks across the Americas to support the safe and responsible development, construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning of Shell's offshore wind portfolio. This role is unique opportunity to help deliver Shell joint venture project and support new business opportunities in Shell's offshore wind portfolio. As a Shell employee supporting a joint venture, the successful candidate will report to both the Head of Regulatory Affairs, Offshore Power Americas, and the joint venture's Development Director.

Specifically, this role is an opportunity to lead the growing environmental and permitting team and set and manage environmental and permitting strategy for the Atlantic Shores portfolio, including project development and delivery. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading all aspects of environmental and permitting services pertaining to Atlantic Shores, overseeing permitting efforts in general project development including contributing to a proactive HSSE approach to all works, recognizing and managing environmental and permitting risks over the full lifecycle of the portfolio. The successful candidate will oversee the preparation of siting studies required for permit applications and stakeholder engagement. The candidate will lead in representing Atlantic Shores with government agencies and stakeholders. As part of the Atlantic Shores Development team, the successful candidate will report to the Atlantic Shores Development Director.

About Atlantic Shores

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a 50:50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America (EDFR). The joint-venture (JV) company was formed in December 2018 to co-develop a 183,353-acre lease area on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The lease area (OCS-A-0499) is located within the New Jersey Wind Energy Area.


Lead permitting & support general project development for Atlantic Shores
  • Supporting the design and permitting of project site characterization activities on and offshore
  • Supporting on and offshore facility siting; leading the preparation of siting studies required for permit applications and stakeholder engagement; representing Atlantic Shores with government agencies and stakeholders
  • Leading federal, state/provincial, and local permit applications

Other Tasks will include:
  • Setting and leading progress on project milestones for scope, schedule, and budget for all project permitting tasks and ensure milestones are met
  • Communicating with shareholders on non-technical regulatory, permitting and environmental risks to the Atlantic Shores portfolio
  • Perform technical checking and initial approval of certain work products produced internally and/or externally
  • Collaborate directly with other technical groups within Atlantic Shores and/or parent companies - EDFR and Shell - to complete multi-disciplinary deliverables
  • Prepare or coordinate proposals and bids
  • Solicit and manage environmental contractors
  • Give technical presentations and participate in panel discussions at industry workshops and conferences
  • Reporting to the Atlantic Shores Development Director

Supporting Shell Offshore Wind Americas portfolio
  • Support and help to shape Shell's regulatory affairs strategy for offshore wind
  • Support Shell Offshore Power Americas portfolio growth
  • Provide mentoring and growth opportunities for permitting teams in Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions
  • Share expertise to help guide Shell's Offshore Power global portfolio growth

Supervision of Others:

1-2 direct reports

What we need from you
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as marine biology, marine ecology, land use planning, environmental science/engineering, or environmental law/policy, or a related field, is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience is a must.
  • Experience, leading environmental assessments or environmental impact statements compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for large-scale multi-disciplinary offshore infrastructure projects, including but not limited to offshore wind facilities
  • Experience with projects under the jurisdiction of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams as project manager and/or director
  • Outstanding interpersonal oral and written communication, presentation skills required
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, ability to work well with others and be a good team player
  • High energy, self-motivated, collaborative individual
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural context and a fast-paced JV environment
  • Strong attention to detail and high degree of organizational skills

Physical Requirements:

Ability to travel every month to an Atlantic Shores or parent office for 3-5 days at a time.

Working Conditions:

75% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment. Approximately 25% of the time is spent on site overseeing survey work as needed or meeting with contractors, in offsite workshops or visiting other Atlantic Shores or parent offices, or training.

Company description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.