Permitting Specialist (M/F/D)

wintershall dea

Villahermosa, Mexico

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Local Contract

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ)



What you can expect
What you can expect

What you can expect – text
  • The Permitting Specialist will be responsible for obtaining and managing all necessary permits and licenses required for oil and gas operations in Mexico. The role requires strong knowledge of local regulations, environmental standards, and Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) practices. The specialist will work closely with regulatory agencies, internal teams, and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with all legal and environmental requirements.
  • Obtain and renew permits and licenses required for oil and gas projects.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with regulatory agencies and local authorities.
  • Monitor changes in regulations and update internal policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Prepare and submit permit applications, reports, and documentation.
  • Coordinate with HSE teams to ensure all projects meet health, safety, and environmental standards.
  • Provide guidance and support to project teams regarding permitting requirements.
  • Participate in audits and inspections conducted by regulatory bodies.
  • Keep records of all permitting activities and ensure they are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Manage the timeline for permit acquisition and ensure compliance with project schedules.
  • Maintain a database of permitting requirements and best practices for future projects.
  • Coordinate with project managers, engineers or leaders to ensure all necessary documents and plans are submitted for permit applications.
  • Identify potential permitting issues and work with internal and external stakeholders to develop solutions.

What we expect
What we expect

What we expect
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proficient in Spanish (written & spoken)
  • Proficient in English (written & spoken)
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in permitting within the oil and gas industry.
  • Experience in onshore and offshore projects.
  • Microsoft tools
  • Demonstrable technical knowledge and experience of the legal and regulatory requirements for projects at all stages of the permitting process.
  • Strong knowledge of Mexican regulatory frameworks in HSE standards.
  • Knowledge of CNH and ASEA Requirements to operate
  • Strong ability to create and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to operate in an agile environment, working in cross-functional and multicultural teams
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to manage the permitting process for multiple projects.
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Creative for sustainable solutions.
  • Trust, care, open-minded and brave.
  • Enthusiastic, open and driven individual with strong HSEQ and leadership skills.

We offer
We offer

We offer (external)
  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging and multidisciplinary working environment.
  •  Networking and familiarization within the company.
  • Work & life service which provides advice and supports in all matters affecting work, life, family and health.
  • Global career opportunities and attractive remuneration packages. · Provide advice and guidance on HSEQ values, policies and procedures thus fostering consistency and a common approach to where it adds value.
  • Diversity and Inclusion are core elements of our people and organizational culture. We believe that people diverse – including and not limited to gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, nationality, social background, disability and thinking style – enrich our lives and strengthen our business. Above all, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates as we champion a culture of belonging that provides fair and equal opportunities for all.


Wintershall Dea is a leading independent European gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 11 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business. And we develop carbon management and low carbon hydrogen projects to contribute to climate goals and secure energy supplies. More in our Annual Report.


Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs more than 2,000 people worldwide from almost 60 nations.