Senior Manager, Environmental & Permitting

Remote (California)
4 months ago
Full time role


SoftBank Group Chairman Masayoshi Son started SB Energy to deploy renewable energy at the scale required to combat climate change. ...

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Job Description

Do you want to work with high caliber professionals in a dynamic and growing company? Are you entrepreneurial, hard-working, and collegial? Are you committed to advancing the clean energy revolution? Join us at SB Energy, a world-leading company backed by SoftBank and Ares pairing cutting-edge innovation with best-in-class execution. Our Mission is to provide flexible renewable energy at scale, accelerating the global energy transition and benefiting our planet, customers, communities, and people.

SB Energy develops, constructs, and owns & operates some of the largest and most technically advanced renewable projects across the United States, with Headquarters in Redwood City, CA. The company was formed in 2015 as a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. SB Energy launched its United States platform in 2019 and has quickly become one of the largest solar and storage developer/IPPs in the U.S.  With almost 1.7 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy projects in operation and a multi-GW pipeline, SB Energy is building the renewable energy future – today. SB Energy also utilizes its strong culture of innovation to identify and incorporate new technology into our projects, including our AI-based digital platform, to deliver renewable energy that is local, reliable, and matched to load.

Come join us in accelerating the energy transition to cleaner, more sustainable sources of power! 

Basic Function

The Environmental & Permitting Senior Manager will be responsible for leading and directing discretionary land use and environmental permitting in support of SB Energy’s development and construction portfolio for utility scale solar and energy storage projects across the U.S. The Environmental & Permitting Senior Manager will report to the Vice President of Development & Origination.


  • Plan and oversee the management and advancement of local, state, and federal permitting processes and manage project compliance during the development and construction phases.
  • Prepare, evaluate, and/or manage the preparation of natural resource surveys, land use applications, environmental impact reports, and other technical reports.
  • Understand the practical implications of existing permits and propose permitting strategies.
  • Work collaboratively with other cross-functional teams including Development, Origination, Engineering, Transmission/Interconnection, Capital Markets, and other support teams.
  • Identify external consultants with relevant, local expertise and experience; prepare scope of work and contract documents; and oversee quality of work product.
  • Support project financing activities.
  • Develop and successfully deliver on project schedules and budgets.
  • Travel nationally up to 20%.
  • Build effective relationships with authorities having jurisdiction, neighbors, the local community, third-party stakeholders, and any other relevant stakeholders.


  • A bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, landuse planning, ecology, geography, or another relevant field.
  • 5 + years of experience in managing compliance and permitting issues in the United States. Preference given to candidates with experience in the energy/utilities industry.
  • A thorough understanding of CEQA (or other state environmental acts) and NEPA.
  • Experience obtaining discretionary landuse permits (including conditional use permits, special use permits, zone changes/amendments, and general/comprehensive plan amendments, BLM/ BIA/DOE Rights-of-Way) and natural resource permits.
  • Experience securing federal approvals.
  • A thorough understanding of environmental mitigation requirements, and experience implementing cost-effective mitigation strategies.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, analytical and planning abilities, and good judgement.
  • The ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working with permitting specialists, regulators, project managers, environmental lawyers, scientists, planners, engineers, and contractors.
  • Expert communication and organization skills.
  • Strong sense of ownership over individual contributions and team success.

Location: San Francisco / Bay Area, CA; Denver, CO preferred but not required. Open to remote work.

The position may require up to 20% domestic travel.


Base Pay - $140,000 - $190,000


Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, such as skill set, experience, certifications, specific work location, and other non-discriminatory factors permitted by law. Base pay may vary per location due to differences in the cost of living.

The total compensation package for this position may also include an annual discretionary bonus, full Health & Wellness Benefits package, generous Long Term Incentive plan designed with our partnership mentality in mind, and other applicable incentive perks as outlined in any formal offer made. The final compensation package will be discussed with the candidate during the final stages of the hiring process.  

Our Health & Wellness Benefits

SB Energy’s Benefits programs are designed to support our team members and their families while keeping their well-being, happiness, and varying needs in mind. SB Energy employees may enroll in our benefits programs and take advantage of customized perks and offerings, including those designed to support families, however defined. We offer the following benefits to all team members:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance: 100% premium covered by the company, for employees and dependents​
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD), Life Insurance, AD&D and Voluntary Legal ​Insurance Plan
  • Competitive Retirement Benefits with 401(k) company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks fully paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) –​ Medical & Dependent FSA; Transit & Commuter FSA with employer contributions
  • Mental Health Wellness Offerings
  • Discounted Physical Wellness plan & Pet Insurance
  • Monthly reimbursement for Phone/Internet/Data
  • Phone Equipment Purchase Benefits
  • Thoughtful Hybrid Workplace Set-up Benefits

Promote Sustainability with a Purpose - At SB Energy, you may choose to become a part of our ‘Just Renewables’ Committee and work along with team members who share a belief in pursuing our mission in such a way that empowers a diverse and inclusive workforce that advances social justice and equity for our employees as well as partners and communities!

SB Energy is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. SB Energy strives to create an inclusive culture and safe environment for all.

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