Interconnection and Permitting Specialist

Job Details
Job type
Full Time
South Coast
Location (City)
New Bedford
Job category
Project Management
Job intro

The Interconnection and Permitting Specialist is responsible for assembling and submitting all documents required to obtain interconnection approvals as well as building and electrical permits for solar and battery storage projects. The Interconnection and Permitting Specialist will interface with solar designers and project managers, electric utilities and authorities having jurisdiction to ensure complete and accurate forms and documentation are submitted on a timely basis and to meet forecasted installation dates.

Job Duties/Responsibilities
  • Manage the Interconnection Application process for large solar and storage projects
  • Complete and submit Building and Electrical permits for solar and battery projects
  • Create and manage online applications with utilities and muncipalities across several states, developing fluency in all of their systems, procedures and rules, working collaboratively with and receiving guidance and support from our expert project developers
  • Represent the company with the utilities to manage interconnection applications
  • Audit and coordinate all required documentation throughout the permitting process, ensuring projects stay on a fast development timeline
  • Manage ISA through project completion. Review relevant project permitting, applications, and reports for missing information or plan deviations
  • Identify and communicate critical path items and potential delays in the processes
  • Work as liaison between company and towns to ensure on-time delivery and accuracy of documentation for permitting
  • Update notes in an internal database and spreadsheets for all related tasks
  • Attend weekly project status meetings; report on progress; flag important issues
  • Maintain outward-facing portfolio view of permitting milestone and completion dates
  • Create template schedules for new and existing markets
  • Deliver, in urgent situations, documents to town offices in-person
  • Periodically visit applicable Registry of Deeds offices to record permitting documents
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Work effectively in a highly collaborative environment



    Experience and Qualifications:

    • Experience with PowerClerk and National Grid's Interconnection portal required
    • Previous experience in large-scale (500kW–5 MW) project permitting and ISAs (preferred)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong data entry and analytical skills
    • Demonstrate attention to detail and ability to problem solve
    • Self-motivated; able to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
    • 3-4 years of experience in a fast-paced office environment
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Reliable means of transportation for occasional travel to town and county offices


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work-related experience
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