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Principal Environmental Specialist

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Date: Sep 14, 2017

Primary Location: Jupiter, FL, US, 33478

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  12644 


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Position Specific Description

If you are a looking for a world class organization with growth opportunities and the next level in innovative thinking, you have found your match! Here at Florida Power & Light, we’ve been ‘Changing the Current’ and transforming our business for the better. Our team is the best in the industry and along with the investments we’ve made in our infrastructure, we have realized remarkable achievements. By 2020, we have the opportunity to build the smartest and strongest infrastructure, going above and beyond to improve our customers’ lives. Together, we will make a difference and build powerful connections every day.


To be sucessful in this role, you must have environmental permitting experience, preferably linear facility permitting in Florida and excellent knowledge of various county, state, and federal regulations. In addition, you must also be organized, have advanced level project management experience, be able and willing to handle a demanding workload, and the ability to provide exceptional customer service.

Job Overview

Employees in this position provide subject matter expertise in environmental, due diligence, and compliance for the company's Power Delivery business unit which includes transmission and distribution operations in Florida and transmission operations in 24 states and Canada.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides project management support for environmental due diligence
  • Ensures robust processes and systems are in place to manage due diligence and permitting to prevent permitting project delays
  • Provides subject matter expert input on transmission and distribution line route and substation site selection
  • Ensures consultant and vendor project management complies with corporate procurement and financial policies
  • Identifies and mitigates environmental risks and provides innovative solutions to minimize environmental impacts
  • Provides environmental permitting and compliance expert technical support for business unit
  • Translates environmental regulations and permits into actionable compliance tasks
  • Develops environmental processes and procedures
  • Develops, tracks, and analyzes environmental performance metrics
  • Leads environmental event response follow-up and supports root cause identification and countermeasure implementation
  • Communicates and reports effectively on environmental issues to the business unit
  • Collaborates effectively and proactively with environmental agencies, internal customers, and other stakeholders
  • Understands and communicates business implications of new environmental legislation and regulations
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Certified Environmental Professional
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
  • Certified Prof Environmental Auditor
  • Licensed Environmental Professional
  • Registered Environmental Manager
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company (0001)
Location:  Jupiter, 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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