Associate Regulatory Specialist Natural Resource Group, LLC

Job Responsibilities

Natural Resource Group, LLC (NRG) is seeking an Associate Regulatory Specialist to contribute to the growth and success of our Charlotte, North Carolina office. This individual will assist primarily with the environmental review and permitting process associated with energy infrastructure development, including oil and gas pipelines, natural gas import and export facilities, and electric transmission facilities. These projects are often fast-paced, multi-faceted, and geographically diverse, allowing a talented person to gain valuable task management skills and broad exposure to regulatory, public outreach, engineering, and right-of-way issues.

The primary role of this position includes project technical support which may include, but is not limited to: preparing permit applications where required by federal, state or local environmental regulatory authorities for energy facility development, expansion, maintenance or decommissioning; evaluating regulatory requirements; maintaining records of compliance with permit conditions; assisting with research and compilation of data in support of technical project documents obtained through web-based research, aerial photos, and survey reports; assisting with the preparation of technical project documents (e.g. Resource Reports, Environmental Impact Statements), including writing, word processing, building tables and spreadsheets, tabulating and manipulating data; maintaining mailing lists; assisting with field reconnaissance efforts and site visits to collect data; assisting with the development of project plans and schedules; participating in agency consultations, client contacts and site visits; and assisting with the development of project management reporting, such as monthly progress reports.

Project work will involve travel (approximately 20 to 40 percent of the time) to conduct site visits, environmental training, or surveys of natural resources.

The position will require a candidate who is accustomed to working both independently and on project teams and has the capacity to manage priorities and tasks in order to work on multiple projects concurrently.


Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in environmental studies or a natural science field of study. Individuals with relevant internships, prior work experience and/or a Master’s degree will be given top consideration. Ideal candidates will have experience in providing versatile, high-quality customer service, will be able to provide evidence of strong writing skills, and will have aptitude conducting desktop and online studies or research on a wide variety of natural resource or resource planning topics. Other desirable skills include map interpretation (e.g., National Wetlands Inventory maps, U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps, soils maps, aerial photography), familiarity with engineering drawings (e.g., site plans, alignment sheets, blueprints), and/or familiarity with field survey techniques. Consulting or field experience and experience working with, or knowledge of, regulatory or natural resource management agencies is also considered a plus. A strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite software is required.

Natural Resource Group, LLC will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa, etc.) to fill this position.


Company Overview

Natural Resource Group, LLC (NRG), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a consulting firm focused solely on serving clients in the energy industry throughout North America. Founded in 1992, NRG has employees in nine office locations including Charlotte, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, and Syracuse. NRG provides an array of services to clients in the oil and gas, electric transmission and generation, and renewables and climate change industries including feasibility and routing, public affairs, GIS and data management, operational compliance, permitting and field surveys, and environmental inspection. Natural Resource Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Our benefits package, available to both full-time and part-time staff, is designed to recognize and reward employee contributions to our success. We offer employee incentive pay programs, flexible work schedules, modern offices, company-paid parking or transportation passes, health care, dental, vision, life and disability plans, paid time off, 401k and social outings for staff and their families. Employees are recognized for what they bring to the company and deliver to our clients every day.

Looking to be a part of an innovative and established organization that prioritizes its employees and is also admired by clients? Visit for opportunities.


Preferred Method of Application

Please submit cover letter and résumé electronically via the link below. Upload and attach cover letter and résumé as one document with your application.

To view this job posting on our web site, go to and select Join our Team → Team Opportunities → Charlotte. If you have further questions regarding this career opportunity, please email

Natural Resource Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Charlotte , North Carolina
Natural Resource Group, LLC (NRG)