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Senior Environmental Specialist - Oklahoma

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Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location(s): Woodward, OK, US, 73802 Covington, OK, US, 73730 Austin, TX, US, 78701 Austin, TX, US, 78701 Nardin, OK, US, 74646 Enid, OK, US, 73701 Houston, TX, US, 77002 Sweetwater, OK, US, 73666 Oakwood, OK, US, 73658 McAlester, OK, US, 74501 Minco, OK, US, 73059 Hinton, OK, US, 73047 Hinton, OK, US, 73047 Beaver, OK, US, 73932 Quinton, OK, US, 74561 Marlow, OK, US, 73055 Seiling, OK, US, 73663 Carrier, OK, US, 73727 Tulsa, OK, US, 74119 Weatherford, OK, US, 73096

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  69310 


NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

Come join our Corporate Environmental Services Team in expansion! We are seeking a Senior Environmental Specialist who has a passion for clean energy development. This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting new development opportunities for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates.  


Preference is for this candidate to be located in or near Oklahoma to work on projects within this state. Other ideal locations include the Houston, TX or Austin, TX area (or neighboring states). Routine out of state travel will be required.


The ideal applicant must have relevant Environmental Services experience with ability to lead, with limited direction, new corporate development opportunities and acquisitions in power generation, energy storage and transmission projects, including renewable energy facilities, transmission lines, fossil generating plants, and battery projects. 


Primary responsibilities include:
•    Obtain all required federal, state and local environmental licenses, permits and approvals for development projects in the Mid Continent and Midwestern Region (IA/MO) as well as providing other project support such as siting, community outreach, and voluntary tribal outreach. 
•    Manage licensing and permitting for new solar, wind, energy storage and transmission facilities in some of our most active development states.
•    Support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues and assist in comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews for potential acquisitions.
•    Maintain current knowledge of pertinent national and state level environmental policies and regulations, interface with internal and external customers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders, and be able to assist in resolving complex environmental matters. 
•    Ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations, as well as company policies.


Doing Well by Doing Good - NextEra Energy is focused on building long-term value for our shareholders by investing in energy technologies that are designed to provide affordable, clean, and reliable power for our customers.  We truly have the best team in the business. Apply today to be a part of it!!

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: 4+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
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.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma

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