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VHB Energy Market Leader in Watertown, Massachusetts

VHB is seeking an Energy Market Leader to join our dynamic energy practice in Massachusetts. We creatively collaborate with our clients to plan, site, and monitor major projects and meet the growing demand for new infrastructure in the Commonwealth and New England.

This position is for someone who wants to be part of a growing team of professionals and to lead our team in building client relationships and furthering our energy business. The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing complex permitting and licensing teams associated with energy-related projects in New England, such as renewable energy and other power generation and electric and natural gas transmission/distribution. Excellent communication skills are a must for this position, both externally with clients, agencies, and communities, and internally with our team members.

Our firm was founded on the principle of having a strong entrepreneurial environment, where people are encouraged to take chances, try new things, and, above all, come up with new ideas. It is an important time to do so in the energy market, and it is encouraged for this position.

About Us

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship

VHB has always been about our people. We are dedicated to providing employees with an environment where they feel welcome, respected and valued, and everyone is provided opportunities to drive and develop their careers. In a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, people with different identities and life experiences can show up authentically as their best selves and are valued equally. We recognize that our efforts in this have no end date; we will always be iterating and improving as we continue on this journey.

Our people are our greatest asset, and VHB recognizes that health and wellness are important to employees. We offer high quality, affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance. We view employee learning and development as a strategic priority, investing significantly in our Center for Education and professional development opportunities. Balance is one of our core values and we know the importance of offering VHBers flexibility to allow for better life and work balance. As a Generational Company, our management philosophy holds that our sustained success can only be achieved when there is equal emphasis on business and people.

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

About the Position

Energy Market Leader | Hybrid


  • Manages and actively participates on project teams responsible for supporting permitting and licensing, engineering, and construction compliance phases of projects in the energy market

  • Collaborates with corporate and regional leadership to pursue new energy market business opportunities, secure new business contracts, and maintain existing clients.

  • Participates in the development and execution of energy market visibility campaigns. Attends regional conferences and networking/industry events.

  • Provides input on the regional energy market environment to assist with the preparation of annual market forecast.

  • Prepares and participates in client and proposal related presentations.

  • Performs business and client development activities.

  • Manages revenue growth, billability, project billing and collections, and project profitability.

  • Oversees quality control of deliverables for projects

  • Participates in professional and personal development aligned with career goals.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Broad knowledge of energy clients and competitive landscape throughout the regional footprint.

  • Excellent business development, negotiation, and facilitation skills.

  • Considered a thought leader. Advance’s knowledge of standards, concepts, principles, practices, and innovative ideas.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, partner, influence, consult, and collaborate with all levels within the organization.

  • Advanced knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations impacting our energy clients.

  • Strong technical and critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent skills in project and client relationship management and collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates.

  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented.

  • Skills and knowledge must be commensurate with required experience and job level.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related field

  • 12+ years of professional environmental permitting and siting consulting experience

  • Experience with local, state and federal environmental regulations and environmental permitting (e.g. WPA, MEPA, NHESP, Chapter 91, 404/401)Experience with federal and state energy siting processes (including EFSB experience)

  • Strong external reputation and known by the regional energy utilities

  • Experience building and maintaining client relationships

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.



ID: 2021-1918

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Street: 101 Walnut Street

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