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Sr Attorney - Environmental and Land Use

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Date: Oct 20, 2021

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  56778 

 

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Position Specific Description

FPL seeks an environmental and land use lawyer to represent the company across the state of Florida.  The job is based at FPL’s headquarters in Juno Beach and could potentially be located in FPL’s Tallahassee office.  The candidate will have a knowledge of relevant water, waste, species and other state and federal environmental regulations.  This would include representing clients in DOAH challenges as well as any general litigation and appeals.  Also, the ideal candidate will have some background in land use and zoning.   The candidate will have experience working with the Florida DEP, the water management districts, and counties and local governments.  The job requires some travel around the state of Florida to appear at county commission meetings and to meet with state agencies and other stakeholders.  The candidate will provide legal support to a number of FPL divisions to seek permits, to aid in compliance and to defend enforcement.   Because the job requires working on a number of different types of projects and issues, FPL is seeking a candidate who is open to new challenges and to a changing work environment. Candidate must be in good standing of Florida state bar. 
 

Job Overview

Employees in this job participate in complex legal matters and projects and deliver timely and quality legal services to clients with minimal supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


•   Provides written and oral legal advice to clients
•   Anticipates and guards against legal risks involving the organization
•   Works to ensure budget compliance and avoids the need for outside counsel
•   Ensures disclosure of potentially material legal issues to senior leadership
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


•  Member in Good Standing of State Bar
•  High School Grad / GED
•  Juris Doctorate
•  Bachelor's Degree
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications


•  None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

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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