Environmental Permitting Program Lead

Posted 16 May 2023
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewables & Environment

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description


The Environmental Permitting ProgramLead will be leading a team of Environmental Permitting Program Managers whomanage environmental due diligence,environmentalapprovals, and support compliance activities during siteidentification andacquisition, design, and construction for datacenter developmentacrossAsia Pacific (APAC. This role requires regular engagement with key Microsoft stakeholders, including legal, design, construction, and operations teams, regulatory agencies, and outside consultants and contractors. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, or equivalent

  • 12+years of environmental management acrossAsia Pacific including:

  • environmental permitting and approvals including management of environmental impact assessments:

  • environmental due diligence and risk assessments for greenfield and brownfield sites, including environmental site assessments and remediation. 

  • construction complianceand risk managementfor all site environmental issues and permit approval conditions

  • Experience with mission critical facility or large-scale construction projects

  • Ability toe stablis hand 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.

  • Complex stake holder engagement experience, including engagement with local government agencies.


  • Community Engagement and Stakeholder engagement experience  

  • Mission critical design and/or construction experience

  • Experience in delivering projects in multiple jurisdictions


The successful candidate will:

  • Lead a team whoare responsible for environmental risk evaluations,permitting,approvals, and consent activities forexisting and new datacenter development acrossAsia Pacific.

  • Manage environmental due diligence and risk assessment during site acquisition, including Environmental Site Assessments, soil and groundwater investigations, regulatory and permitting evaluations, and ecological, and archaeological/cultural resource evaluations, acoustics, air qualityandsitesurveys.

  • Manage environmental consultants for thedelivery of environmental approvals and consents, due diligence assessments,risk evaluations, and environmental surveys, reports, and evaluations.

  • Identifyenvironmental permitting requirements and develop delivery strategies, including environmental mitigation, in coordination with design, construction,EHS, operations, and permittingteams 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 andpermitting 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 expertiseto diverse internal stakeholders, including legal, land development, energy, design, construction, operations, community development,sustainability team sand upcoming new legislationand regulations.

  • The Environmental Program Lea dwill maintainand report project status regularly and contribute to the development and continued improvement of an Environmental Excellence program for datacenter delivery andoperations