Kleinschmidt Group
  • 12-Apr-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Regulatory and Permitting
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Licensing and Permitting Specialist in our Madison, Wisconsin office. Our flexibility and core value of relationships allows us to offer employees the opportunity to work in an office, and remotely. This position expectation requires a hybrid schedule, with approximately half the time in the office. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 and have policies in place to help keep our employees safe.

Who You Are

A regulatory professional with 3-5 years of experience with licensing and permitting. A bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Ecology, Planning, Outdoor Recreation, Political Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field is required.

Relationship-focused: Enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, capable of delegating assignments, and interfacing with the public, agencies, and clients in a variety of settings.

Knowledgeable: Familiar with State and Federal permitting processes (i.e. US Army Corps of Engineers 404 permits, 401 Clean Water Act permitting, Section 106). Knowledge of federal regulations and acts such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, etc. Demonstrated ability to organize and track multiple project assignments.

Exceptional Verbal and Written Communication Skills: Experience with collegiate-level writing, communication, research techniques, and public speaking. The ability to organize and track multiple projects and proficiency with MS Office Suite software including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Additional Requirements

  • Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States and able to acquire authorization to work in Canada
  • Must be willing to travel and possess a valid driver's license

About the Position

This position will assist regulatory professionals and scientists with a wide range of tasks, including preparing applications for federal hydropower licenses through the environmental analyses and developing reports, and preparing local, state, and federal environmental permit applications. This position may include occasional fieldwork assisting with outdoor recreation, water quality, fisheries or other biological field studies.

Day-to-day tasks will vary, but typically include project-related research, review of environmental regulations, writing and summarizing environmental, scientific and engineering data, coordinating and attending meetings with resource agencies and contractors, and assisting with project schedule and budget planning. The ideal candidate should be able to lead small to medium tasks on their own dealing with competing deadlines across various technical areas.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one of the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering cost, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Program - Annual and quarterly
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package
  • 401(k) with 4% employer match and 100% immediate vesting
  • 10 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all other dimensions of diversity.

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Kleinschmidt is committed to a diverse workforce.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application or need other accommodations, you may request an accommodation by contacting our recruitment coordinator at 207.416.1262.


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