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Environmental Services Project Manager

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Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location(s): Houston, TX, US, 77002 Austin, TX, US, 78701 Austin, TX, US, 78701

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  58304 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

The position requires working from the Houston, TX office downtown or remotely from a home office located in Texas or a surrounding state.  This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting new development opportunities for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates including renewable generation, energy storage, transmission, and other projects that support decarbonization of the US economy.


The position provides the opportunity to use your environmental knowledge and skills to acquire permits, complete risk assessments, and conduct due diligence to support project development.  .  The role is responsible for advising  multidisciplinary teams on environmental due diligence and permitting strategies to facilitate development of a broad range of projects including renewable generation (wind and solar), storage, transmission, fossil, hydrogen, and other projects that support decarbonization of the US economy.   


Primary responsibilities include working closely with development teams to obtain all required federal, state and local environmental licenses, permits and approvals for development projects in Texas and surrounding states in the Central and Midwest Regions, as needed. The successful candidate will have experience completing risk assessments and due diligence in the absence of requirements and obtaining permits and approvals where applicable from local, state, and federal governments or regulatory authorities.  Responsibilities will include coordination with the State Historic Preservation Officer, TX Public Utility Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 


The applicant must have relevant project management experience with the ability to lead new corporate development opportunities and acquisitions and the ability to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues.  Applicant must have the ability to assist in comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews for potential acquisitions.  Applicant must be willing to travel as needed up to 50%.


The successful candidate must maintain current knowledge of pertinent national and state level environmental policies and regulations, have the ability to effectively interface with internal and external customers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders, and be able to facilitate resolving complex environmental matters. The successful candidate must help ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations, as well as company policies.


Job Overview

Employees in this job provide specialized environmental expertise and environmental technical support to ensure compliance with environmental laws, regulations and permits.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads environmental programs that provide specialized expertise to ensure cost effective environmental solutions
  • Maximizes operational flexibility and environmental benefits for costs incurred
  • Contributes to improved system reliability and customer satisfaction
  • Translates regulations and permits into actionable tasks
  • Provides guidance on alternatives to minimize environmental impacts
  • Identifies, tracks, and analyzes environmental performance metrics
  • Reviews, monitors, and comments on emerging environmental legislation and regulations
  • Assists with development of strategy and communicate environmental requirements to management
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Relocation Provided:  No


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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