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Senior Environmental Specialist

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Date: Oct 22, 2021

Primary Location: Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  56809 

 

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

This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting NextEra Energy Resources development opportunities in the Central Region (IA, KS, MO, MN, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX). 

 

Applicant must have relevant project management experience with ability to lead, with limited direction, development opportunities and acquisitions in power generation, storage and transmission projects, including renewable energy facilities, transmission lines, and battery storage.

 

Primary responsibilities include obtaining all required federal, state and local environmental licenses, permits and approvals for development projects. The focus will be on licensing and permitting solar, wind and transmission facilities. Applicant must have ability to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues, ability to assist in comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews for potential acquisitions and routinely travel up to 50% of the time when needed.

 

A successful candidate must maintain current knowledge of pertinent national and state level environmental policies and regulations; effectively interface with internal and external customers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders; and assist in resolving complex environmental matters. He or she must help ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations, as well as company policies.

 

It is highly preferred the candidate work from the downtown Houston office co-located with Gas Infrastructure. Remote, regionally appropriate home-based locations may be negotiated.

Job Overview

Employees in this job are responsible for providing expert environmental support for new and existing facilities including due diligence, permitting, regulatory compliance, regulatory interpretation and development, and interface with Federal, State, and Regional agencies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Supports the company's compliance with environmental requirements
•   Performs comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews
•   Assists with facility compliance audits
•   Conducts environmental licensing and permitting activities
•   Supports environmental aspects of company operations, such as, compliance, reporting, monitoring, remediation, and environmental permitting functions
•   Monitors and analyzes environmental policies and regulations that affect the company and its customers
•   Provides the necessary support to staff to resolve environmental matters
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's Degree
•  Experience: 5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Location:  Houston, Texas 
Other Work Locations:  Texas; Florida; Indiana; Kansas; Minnesota; Missouri; Nebraska; North Dakota; Oklahoma; South Dakota 
Relocation Provided:  No

 

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.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, 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 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.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

 


Nearest Major Market: Houston