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NextEra Energy Senior Environmental Specialist - Central Region (remote) in Houston, Texas

Senior Environmental Specialist - Central Region (remote)

Date: May 23, 2023

Location(s): Houston, TX, US, 77002Beaver Creek, MN, US, 56116Ruthton, MN, US, 56170

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 72451

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

A person in this position will

• Report to the Environmental Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department.

• Support new and existing corporate development opportunities including mergers and acquisitions (e.g., renewable energy facilities, transmission, hydrogen) for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates.

• Support the Central Region (TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, MN, IA).

• Obtain approvals (permits, licenses, certificates, etc.) from federal, state, provincial, regional, and local agencies.

• Serve as the subject matter expert providing specialized expertise and technical support to ensure compliance with environmental laws, regulations and permit conditions.

• Demonstrate strong experience in permitting (e.g., NEPA, utility siting, endangered species, waters of the U.S.), risk diligence and mitigation, project management with ability to lead projects and consultants with limited direction, leadership, and communication.

• Support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues

• Assist in comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews

• Maintain current knowledge of pertinent national, state, local, and company level environmental policies and regulations.

• Effectively interface with internal and external customers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders

• Assist in resolving complex environmental matters.

• Travel as required to support corporate development, and regional and departmental functions.

• Preferably work from NextEra’s Houston, TX office (remote, regionally appropriate locations may be considered).

Primary (Essential) Job Functions

• Environmental due diligence, siting, permitting

• Strategic management, oversight, and knowledge of aquatic, biological, and cultural resource consultants, studies, and technical reports

• Provide guidance on alternatives to minimize environmental impacts

• Provide specialized expertise to ensure cost effective environmental solutions that maximize operational flexibility, maximize environmental benefits for costs incurred, and contribute to improved system reliability and customer satisfaction

• Project planning, budgeting, and schedule management

• Assess and communicate environmental risk

• Translate regulatory authorities into actionable tasks

• Negotiate with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies

• Develop and manage vendor contracts / purchase orders / invoices

• Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

• Assist with development of strategy and communicate environmental requirements to management

• Review, monitor, and comment on emerging environmental legislation and regulations

• Travel and work extended hour, when applicable

• Other job-related duties as assigned

This position is eligible for an annual incentive bonus

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.

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