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Planner/Grant Writer

Portland, ME
Overview:
 
The Planner/Grant Writer will work to identify funding opportunities and write grant and loan applications/proposals to secure grant and/or loan dollars, including funding for projects involving water supply/treatment, wastewater systems, community development, brownfields, hazard mitigation, etc.  This position offers an opportunity to play a significant role in the project finance/funding process for an exciting division of our organization that delivers projects to public and private clients nationwide.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Candidates should have excellent research, writing and computer skills and must be highly organized and self-driven with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Under general direction, facilitates research, development, review, and editing of loan and grant applications and proposals; conducts basic research for potential funding sources and maintains databases.
  • Guides potential funding opportunities from conception through the application process and, if awarded, through implementation and administration.
  • Interacts with stakeholders involved in loan- and grant-funding activities.
  • Researches new sources of funding and facilitates internal communication of funding opportunities for municipal, utility, and private clients.
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of particular areas involved in identifying and soliciting grants.
  • Provides direct client guidance and input on various potential projects and funding applications.
  • Oversees current funding awarded for clients’ capital projects and manages tasks involved with grant and loan administration.
  • Oversees preparation of capital and operational funding applications, amendments and revisions
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, economics, public policy, engineering, or public or business administration, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in planning of various types of projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of grant application writing process, including data gathering and research.
  • Experience with the laws, rules, and regulations regarding public procurement practices and other environmental and federal, state and local regulations.
  • Understanding of the Environmental and Energy fields.
  • Ability to convey basic engineering topics, issues, and data to a wide variety of audiences.
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