Fisheries Specialist

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Job Reference 1243262

Location Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Industry Renewables - Offshore Wind

Function Field Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 15, 2024

Our client is seeking a Fisheries Specialist to work within their facilities located in Stamford, CT for a 12-month contract.

Summary:
 
  • The Fisheries Liaison (FL) is a critical and crucial position and component for project development and reputation with the commercial and recreational fishing communities.
  • Marine operations associated with project developments require close communications, engagement, and coordination with the fishing communities.
  • FL conducts a wide and diverse range of responsibilities and heavily supports the Permitting, Technical and Community Affairs teams.

Responsibilities:
 
  • Primary point of contact between the Project and fishing community
  • Solicit, recruit and support offshore fishing representatives and scout boats
  • Solicit, recruit and support fishing industry representatives
  • Support offshore contractors and vessels with fisheries and marine logistics and coordination
  •  Attend offshore wind industry meetings, fisheries industry forums, councils and seminars
  • Participate in outreach events and inform stakeholders of the company projects (independent and group consultations, port visits, phone calls, texts and email)
  • Joint Monthly Port hours in collaboration with other developer FLs
  • Develop and disseminate notices, newsletters and updates
  • Maintain fisheries contacts and outreach Mail Chimp database
  • Maintain 400+ fisheries contact database  (stakeholders, Local, State and Federel GOV, academia and public) via Constant Contact software
  • Planning and compliance with the company Fisheries Communication Plan
  • Established and support Fisheries and Benthic Monitoring Surveys
  • Review and Support of the company Projects’ plans and technical documents
  • Established and support of the company Gear Claims Application
  • Establish and support with Empire Wind Compensation Plan
  • Support with the Regional Compensation Fund
  • Fisheries procurement and supplier invoicing support via SAP software
  • Support with vessel inspections and vetting with fishing vessels supporting Projects.
  • Maintain Automatic Identification System (AIS) on project websites
  • Maintain LNM on websites
  • Maintain positive and friendly relations with the commercial fishing industry and marine fisheries agencies/institutions/organizations
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