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Consumers Energy Sr Environmental Analyst (EMS/CA Program Analyst ) I in JACKSON, Michigan

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities. Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

General Summary

This position will serve as an EMS/CA Program Analyst within the Environmental Management System/Compliance Assurance Team. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct internal multi-media environmental compliance audits including pre-audit investigation, coordination, walkover surveys, issue resolution, corrective action assignments, draft and final report preparation.

  • Continued integration of Environmental Compliance Assurance Program into Consumers Energy's Environmental Management System.

  • Support the Environmental Compliance Assurance Program Coordinator in the continual improvement and formal documentation of the Environmental Compliance Assurance Program including the development of process maps depicting the various program elements (audits, self-assessment, reporting and reviews).

  • Support the development of a risk-based internal assessment program to identify the frequency and assessment scope over multiple years.

  • Development and continual improvement of the audit/assessment tools using Enviance, the Company’s HSE software solution and ehsAI, our Artificial Intelligence solution. The audit/assessment tools may include checklists, environmental metrics, score cards and others.

  • Utilization of Enviance for environmental data trending and reporting.

  • Integration and management of environmental compliance requirements and associated controls and monitoring utilizing Enviance.

Requirements/Qualifications

This position will also require a strong focus on risk management to protect the Company’s interests, employees, customers, and reputation. This position also requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. As a member of the EMS/CA Team, this representative will collaborate with Team members and management to provide reports or presentations for the Environmental Services Department and/or Senior Management.

Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline, with minimum of 5 years professional experience auditing Regulatory Compliance or ISO14001 is required. Experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Extensive knowledge of utility operations

  • Manufacturing

  • Change Management

  • Risk Management

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Performance/Process improvement projects

  • Environmental Management Systems

  • Lean Principles

  • Environmental Sustainability

Essential Functions

Manage environmental projects and/or tasks in a collaborative setting with multiple disciplines. Preparing environmental and permitting documents in compliance with applicable governing statutes and implementing regulations; providing planning support in the design of major infrastructure projects; and supporting agency involvement, permitting, and public participation activities. Help support generating plant, distribution and other projects in the Company, manage large task assignments and small-scale projects, perform complex environmental analyses and studies, oversee and review work by other staff, contractors, and consultants; also interface with government agencies and the public. Take the lead in preparing NEPA/MEPA documents and permit applications working with senior environmental and project engineering staff. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week and depending upon individual responsibilities, variable amounts of time split between office-based and field locations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud. Regular attendance is expected.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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