The Regional Environmental Permitting Program Manager will manage environmental due diligence, environmental approvals, and support compliance activities during site acquisition, design, and construction for datacenter development throughout Europe. This role requires regular engagement with key Microsoft stakeholders, including legal, design, construction, and operations teams, regulatory agencies, and outside consultants and contractors.
In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.
The successful candidate will:
Manage environmental risk evaluations, permitting, approvals, and consent activities for existing and new datacenter development in Europe, with focus on the Netherlands and northern Europe.
Manage environmental due diligence and risk assessment during site acquisition, including Environmental Site Assessments, soil and groundwater investigations, regulatory and permitting evaluations, and biological, ecological, and cultural resource evaluations and surveys.
Direct environmental consultants in the delivery of environmental approvals and consents, due diligence assessments, risk evaluations, and environmental surveys, reports, and evaluations.
Identify environmental permitting requirements and approval timelines and develop delivery strategies, including environmental mitigation, in coordination with design, construction and permitting teams to meet required timelines.
Support regulatory agency, stakeholder and community engagement activities and negotiations for new builds and existing facilities.
Support development of environmental risk and permitting mitigations to enable datacenter construction and operations within development timelines.
Manage environmental compliance planning and execution for construction activities and operational turnover.
Communicate environmental requirements and provide environmental expertise to diverse internal stakeholders, including legal, land development, energy, design, construction, operations, community development, and sustainability teams.
Coordinate with other internal and external stakeholders to develop project schedules and risk identification and mitigation.
The Environmental Permitting Program Manager will maintain and report project status regularly and contribute to the development and continued improvement of an Environmental Excellence program for datacenter delivery and operations
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, or equivalent.
Environmental experience in the Netherlands or Northern Europe, including management of environmental impact assessments, cultural and ecological surveys, and biodiversity and air quality evaluations.
Experience conducting environmental due diligence and risk assessments for greenfield and brownfield sites, including environmental site assessments and remediation.
Mission critical facility permitting, planning, construction, and compliance experience.
Experience managing multiple projects and coordinating with internal teams, environmental consultants, attorneys, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
Ability to establish and maintain cross-functional and positive working relationships with internal and external teams.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and high standards for quality of deliverables.
Proficiency in one of the languages: Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and/or Finnish.
Community Engagement and Stakeholder management experience.
Experience developing Environmental Impact Assessments for new construction projects.
Experience with construction and building permitting and consents for large-scale construction projects.
These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
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