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Permitting & Regulatory Manager

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

At Antora, we’re on a mission to stop climate change. And we can’t do that unless we tackle the 30% of global emissions that come from industry.

Antora is unlocking zero-emissions industrial energy, cheaper than fossil fuels. Antora’s thermal batteries store energy from renewables as heat for days on end, delivering that stored energy as heat and power at the scale and temperatures that large industrial operations demand. We’re on a path to eliminate gigatons of emissions while strengthening domestic manufacturing, curbing industrial air pollution, and enhancing America’s clean energy leadership.

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. We are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to a future where every industrial facility, everywhere on earth, is powered by abundant, low-cost, zero-emissions energy.

Position Summary

We are seeking a self-driven and passionate individual to join our engineering and project as the Permitting & Regulatory Manager, you will ensure that projects comply with all relevant local, state, and federal regulations and facilitate obtaining the necessary permits to proceed. This position interacts with regulatory agencies, project teams, Antora’s customers, and external stakeholders to ensure smooth execution of projects. To excel in this role, the applicant must have knowledge of required documentation, anticipated permitting lead times, and compliance/monitoring requirements.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Research and identify all applicable regulatory requirements for each project, including environmental, safety, zoning, and building codes.
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure that projects comply with all relevant regulations and standards throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Compile and submit permit applications to the appropriate regulatory bodies. This includes interfacing with the project manager and crossfunctional engineering team to gather necessary documentation, drawings, and technical specifications.
  • Monitor the progress of permit applications and maintain a detailed log of their status. Follow up with regulatory agencies to expedite approvals.
  • Oversee environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and ensure that projects adhere to environmental regulations.
  • Offer expert guidance to project teams on regulatory issues, helping to interpret regulations and assess their impact on project plans.
  • Keep detailed records of all permits, correspondence with regulatory agencies, and compliance documentation.
  • Foster a positive relationship with the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in the areas Antora is developing projects within.
  • Travel, up to 25%, to US project locations to drive projects to completion.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, law, or a related field. Advanced degrees or certifications in regulatory affairs are beneficial.
  • Extensive experience in regulatory compliance, permitting processes, and project management within the engineering, procurement, and construction industry.
  • Deep understanding of local, state, and federal regulations affecting EPC projects, including environmental laws, safety standards, and building codes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with regulatory agencies, project teams, and stakeholders.

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Experience working in dynamic startup environments.
  • Advanced degree (e.g. MRA, MSRS, JD) or certification (e.g. RAC, CRCM, CHC, CPEA, CHMM).

Work Location: Onsite - San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $150,000 USD - $180,000 USD

Salary Basis: Annual

This job posting contains the salary range that Antora Energy believes it would be willing to pay for the posted job. The actual salary offered will be determined within the posted range based on a candidate's experience, credentials, and expertise as they pertain to the requirements of the position.

In addition to a competitive base salary, Antora Energy’s Total Rewards program includes a premium health benefits package with life and disability insurance, a 401K plan, a flexible spending account, industry leading paid time off policy, providing a flexible and inclusive holiday observance, as well as paid volunteer time off.


We are excited to share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.