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Environmental Specialist I

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Date: Nov 19, 2020

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  47321 


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Position Specific Description

This position is within the corporate Environmental Services Department of NextEra Energy (NEE), supporting new development opportunities in energy generation projects for Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) and other affiliates of NEE.  


Applicant must have ability to provide environmental permitting support for new development opportunities in power generation and storage projects.  Primary responsibilities include supporting permitting strategy and obtaining all required federal, state, and local environmental licenses, permits, and approvals for development projects. Other project support such as siting, field assessments, and community outreach will also be required. This job will have a primary focus on renewable generation in Florida.   


Applicant must have ability to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues and ability to lead comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews for projects. 
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 assist in resolving complex environmental matters.  Must help ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations, as well as company policies. 


The job location is in Juno Beach, Florida.  Frequent in-state travel, with the potential for overnight stays, will be required.

Job Overview

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Employees in this position provide environmental compliance and permitting technical support for the company Power Delivery business unit which includes transmission and distribution operations in Florida, and transmission operations in 24 states and Canada.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provides environmental permitting and compliance technical support to business unit to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coordinates environmental consultants’ and contractors’ scopes of work
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Identifies and mitigates environmental risks
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Supports root cause analysis of environmental events
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coordinates environmental due diligence for business unit construction and maintenance jobs
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coordinates oversight of environmental compliance during construction
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Supports environmental permitting on business unit construction and maintenance jobs
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Translates regulations and permit conditions into meaningful instructions for business unit employees
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provides project management support
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Communicates effectively about environmental permitting and issues
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provides recommended solutions to environmental challenges to minimize environmental impact
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Develops environmental processes, procedures and environmental awareness training
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High School Grad / GED
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience: 3+ years
Preferred Qualifications
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Master's Degree


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
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.

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