Duke Energy Environmental Specialist I in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Responsible for providing the support necessary to ensure that generating facilities and company operations are in compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations in addition to corporate environmental policies and procedures. Expertise may be required in the areas of air, water, waste and/or hazardous materials. Works under close supervision. Performs tasks that are usually from detailed instructions and established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment for following defined policies and procedures. Serves as an environmental subject matter expert and provides technical expertise and judgment to resolve basic environmental issues. Performs trend analyses, incident investigations and site audits for assigned function. Works with others in permit applications and renewals. Evaluates and reviews basic proposed and existing codes, standards, regulations and guidelines to determine the impact on company programs and facility operations and assists in comments to regulatory authorities. Maintains current knowledge on environmental laws and regulations and a working knowledge of technical aspects of regulatory requirements.


  • Serves as subject matter expert for basic technical program and compliance issues and supports company’s environmental goals, strategies, programs and processes. With assistance, develops and maintains procedures and programs to assist facilities in complying with environmental laws and regulations. Works with others to ensure that Duke Energy work procedures address compliance guidance. Assists with tracking regulatory changes, legislative activities and industry standards. Under direction works with federal, state and local regulatory authorities to interpret regulations and laws. Supports Duke Energy participation on various internal/external industry committees and teams.

  • Provide basic regulatory-required and internal environmental reports. Assists with assigned environmental training programs.

  • Participates in preparation, submittal and negotiation of permits and permit renewals with federal, state and local authorities. Assists with communication of permit requirements to facilities. Works with other EHS Professionals and facility personnel to update various facility plans and documents that require knowledge and experience while minimizing impacts to operational activities.

  • Works with others to support accomplishment of work unit goals and enhance company reputation through effective planning, organizing, communicating and scheduling of environmental work activities. Works with others to support the department’s routine and special projects in order to accomplish business objectives.

  • Strives to continually develop and improve job-related, technical knowledge and skill to ensure that department expectations are met.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or other related field of study or 4 years of directly-related work experience in lieu of a degree

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, science or other related field of study or business.

  • Some experience in negotiating with regulators.

  • Experience in supporting environmental compliance at multiple facilities within multiple regulatory jurisdictions.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully complete each of them within specified timeframes.

  • Has worked with others from diverse groups working toward a common goal or objective.

  • Working toward certification(s) as an environmental professional (QEP, CHMM, PMP, etc.) or Registration (PE)

  • Understands systems and processes that comply with environmental laws and regulations, permit conditions, corporate policies, goals, and targets.

  • Has concept knowledge of environmental regulatory compliance requirements, scientific practices, quality assurance principles and auditing principles. Understands the technical skills in air, water or waste discipline areas.

  • Good communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills with a customer-oriented focus

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.