Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Head of Marine Affairs

Join us in this role where you’ll support and guide projects on the maritime risks and opportunities associated with offshore wind, while growing your team to perform at the highest standard and develop strategy across the portfolio. This role will require internal engagement with our Permitting, Strategic Permitting, Project, and Corporate Affairs teams.

Welcome to the Permitting, Environment & Marine Affairs (PEMA) department
You’ll be head of the Marine Affairs team, which is focused on activities relating to cross-project maritime risk reduction, compliance, and strong outreach for a variety of external stakeholders. You’ll report to the Head of Permitting, Environment & Marine Affairs in the North America region.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • working with stakeholders in high-risk maritime areas, which will include implementing a portfolio strategy for fisheries mitigation, navigational safety, and other maritime workstreams
  • developing the team in relation to the project management disciplines and specialist competences to ensure the best possible support for the organization and the portfolio of projects
  • updating the internal project teams on the key risks, embedding and maintaining knowledge, and communicating on key maritime risks and subsequent mitigation strategies
  • driving standardization/efficiency of the deliverables across the portfolio, working closely with the Head of Permitting and the Head of Strategic Permitting
  • providing insights internally into future risks and opportunities, engaging and proactively inputting and driving knowledge from the North America region to several other global functions, including EPC & Operations.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and inspire, with experience of direct line management
  • have experience working across multiple projects, preferably in a matrix organization and in challenging situations
  • speak and write English fluently and possess excellent communication skills, enabling you to communicate messages to stakeholders at all organizational levels
  • have in-depth knowledge of US maritime regulations and policies as well as relationships with decision-makers, policymakers, and state/federal authorities
  • have excellent knowledge of marine affairs and legislation, especially in association with the permitting/construction/operation process in relation to the US offshore wind market.

Join a world leader in green energy
Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind energy and ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company. To be a frontrunner, we invest significantly in employee development, and from the moment you join us, we’ll support your personal and professional growth. Here, you’ll get the opportunities that will unleash your full potential, and you’ll experience a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic work environment.

Shape the future with us
Send your application to us no later than 08/08/2021. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Talent Acquisition Operations US, , on talentacquisitionUS@orsted.com if you’d like to know more about the position.

Please note that you’re expected to do some travelling in relation to your work, as you’ll promote and educate on marine affairs aspects vis-à-vis internal and external stakeholders. You’ll also establish and maintain strong engagement with the Corporate Affairs, Project Development, and Commercial teams.


Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages.

Vi arbejder efter fem styrende principper:
  • Integritet
    Vi er åbne og troværdige og har en høj etik
  • Passion
    Vi brænder for vores arbejde og er stolte af det, vi opnår
  • Team
    Vi viser hinanden tillid og respekt, arbejder uformelt sammen og sætter pris på mangfoldighed
  • Resultater
    Vi sætter overliggeren højt, tager ansvar og får de rigtige ting gennemført
  • Sikkerhed
    Vi går aldrig på kompromis med vores sundhed og sikkerhed

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