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Environmental Services Project Manager

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Date: Aug 7, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  63029 


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Position Specific Description

This position is within the corporate Environmental Services Department of NextEra Energy (NEE). 

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing and operating all aspects of FPL’s Everglades Mitigation Bank, including credit sales, budget, contracts, monitoring and advising on policy developments that could impact the Bank, conducting field work, ensuring permit compliance, developing permitting strategies for existing and future phases of the Bank, and writing and obtaining federal, state, and local permits to execute permitting strategies. The successful applicant will also be responsible for developing a statewide (Florida) mitigation strategy for new projects. In addition, the successful applicant will be capable of providing Clean Water Act (and associated or similar state or local programs) project management and permitting support for other NextEra Energy projects.   

The applicant must have the ability to independently manage the Bank and other assigned projects. The applicant also must be able to draft permit applications, work with permitting agencies, and obtain permits and Mitigation Banking Instruments primarily without consultant support. The applicant must be able to independently prepare permit-required reports.  


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

The job is located in Juno Beach, Florida.  Occasional travel, with overnight stays, will be required.


Required Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Environmental Science or Engineering), Master’s preferred 
•    Minimum of six years of relevant experience
•    Advanced knowledge of environmental regulations, especially Clean Water Act and other water-related regulatory frameworks
•    Advanced oral and written communication skills as well as analysis, problem solving, compliance, leadership, and process/project management skills
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite


Primary Responsibilities Include: (List is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)
•    Manage and operate all aspects of the Everglades Mitigation Bank
•    Independently permit Bank projects or other NextEra Energy projects
•    Act as primary interface with Bank customers 
•    Provide leadership to develop strategy and help solve complex environmental matters through expertise and knowledge of environmental laws and regulations 
•    Communicate deficiencies, risks, and corrective actions to management 
•    Perform other job-related duties as assigned
•    Ability to work extended hours and be available for on-call support


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: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
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, 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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