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Senior Environmental Specialist

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Date: Oct 10, 2021

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

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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 senior level environmental staff support for new development opportunities in power generation and storage projects.  Primary responsibilities include developing 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 assist in 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.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Environmental Science or Engineering), Master’s preferred
  • Minimum of five years of directly relevant experience
  • Advanced knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of Florida flora/fauna and habitats
  • Advanced skills in wetland delineation, Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) preferred
  • 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 (Essential) Job Functions: (List is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)

  • Environmental Siting, Licensing, Permitting and Due Diligence
  • Project Planning, Budget and Schedule Management
  • Strategic management and oversight of environmental field studies and consultants
  • Negotiations with federal, state and local regulatory agencies
  • Development/management of vendor contracts / purchase orders /invoices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work extended hours

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:  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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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.

 


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