Trans Line Siting Specialist – hybrid

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A hybrid contract opportunity is available in Tulsa, OK for a Trans Line Siting Specialist who will be responsible for coordinating the siting; environmental studies and permitting execution for multi-million dollar electric transmission line and substation projects. Projects can range from small scale to hundreds of miles in length traversing multiple states. 


  • This role is designated as Hybrid work. On-location three days a week, two days remote.
  • Preferred Location is Tulsa, OK. Will also consider Austin or Corpus Christi, TX. Prefer candidates that don’t require relocation.
  • M-F OT possible
  • Travel 10-20% potential. Travel would consist of visiting job sites throughout TX, OK, LA and AR. Traveling by car or flying, could include overnight stay (1-3 nights).



  • Understand the full range of issues related to the successful siting and permitting of a transmission project and will be accountable for making sound recommendations and decisions.
  • Areas of required expertise include environmental (cultural, natural and visual resource assessment), utility corridor siting (utility regulatory requirements, stakeholder interaction, and permitting requirements) and project management.
  • Previous linear infrastructure siting experience desired with scientific/natural resource based education preference and analytical mindset.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Land Use Planning, Environmental or Natural Science, Engineering, Geography, or related field.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one to two years’ experience working in Utility Siting and/or Environmental Specialist or equivalent.
  • Excellent written, or organizational, presentation, oral communication and time management skills.
  • The ability to handle multiple projects and assignments is critical.
  • Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro, Microsoft Office computer applications is desired.


Essential Job Functions & Tasks:

  • Ensure that transmission siting/environmental/permitting activities are performed in accordance with the policies, practices and standards of the Company and regulations and procedures as required by federal, state or local regulatory agencies.
  • Organize the environmental studies to meet in-service dates and ensure compliance.
  • Oversee the oversight of outsourcing related to siting/environmental.
  • Work interdependently with a multidisciplinary project team to identify buildable, cost effective routes and facilities which minimize environmental impacts.
  • Serve as liaison with client Environmental Services on all environmental aspects of the projects.
  • Determine siting/environmental/permitting risks, tasks, scopes, and cost estimates.
  • Assist in and prepare environmental siting assessments and routing studies for transmission facility projects.
  • Coordinate regulatory and local zoning applications (writing, exhibits, testimony, interrogatories, schedule, etc.)
  • Develop and monitor schedules to complete siting/environmental/permitting tasks and manage identified risks.
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and public workshops.
  • Assist in preparing testimony and testify before federal, state and local agencies concerning transmission routing and substation siting.
  • Organize and facilitate project meetings related to siting/environmental/permitting.
  • Assist in evaluating the impact of proposed legislation and regulations on transmission projects and provide input to the development process.
  • Build networks that extend through client and other companies, and regulatory agencies.
  • Improve standardization and process development.
  • Make presentations to civic groups, property owners, regulatory agencies, and client employees.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

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