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NextEra Energy Environmental Senior Specialist - PGD Compliance Assurance in Juno Beach, Florida

Environmental Senior Specialist - PGD Compliance Assurance

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 81177

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

This position is within the Corporate Environmental Services (ES) Department of NextEra Energy (NEE) and supports Power Generation Division's (PGD) environmental compliance program throughout the fleet. Specifically, this position works on the PGD Environmental Fleet Team and focuses primarily within NextEra Energy Resources (NEER). The ES Senior Specialist - Compliance Assurance is responsible for helping to ensure compliance throughout the PGD fleet with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and standards.

The applicant must maintain current knowledge of pertinent national, state, regional, and local level environmental policies and regulations, have the ability to effectively interface with internal and external customers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders, and be able to assist in resolving complex environmental matters.

The applicant must have the ability to provide senior level environmental staff support for operational facilities in power generation. Primary responsibilities include the follow:

  • Support in environmental transition plan execution from construction to operations, ensuring compliance with environmental requirements and standards

  • Support the training program for sites to utilize regarding environmental regulations, best practices, and compliance procedures

  • Conduct operational reviews to assess compliance with environmental regulations and standards

  • Perform condition assessments throughout the fleet to identify areas for improvement and develop action plans

  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to mitigate potential environmental impacts

  • Facilitate change management initiatives related to environmental compliance, ensuring smooth transitions and adoption of new processes

  • Conduct periodic inspections of facilities, equipment, and operations to identify and address any environmental compliance issues

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including operations, engineering, and legal, to ensure alignment with environmental compliance objectives

  • Stay updated on relevant environmental regulations, industry standards, and best practices, and communicate changes to the organization

  • Participate in environmental audits and regulatory inspections, providing necessary documentation and support

  • Limited travel to various company sites as needed

Location: Juno Beach, FL or other regionally appropriate locations may be considered

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Environmental Science or Engineering), Master’s preferred

  • Minimum of four years of directly relevant experience

  • In-depth knowledge of environmental regulations and standards, including but not limited to air quality, water quality, waste management, and hazardous materials

  • Experience with compliance related software and/or data tracking systems

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills as well as analysis, problem solving, compliance, leadership, and process/project management skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across different levels of the organization

  • Attention to detail, analytical thinking, and problem-solving abilities

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Environmental operations experience

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 Energy Resources, LLC

Relocation Provided: No

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 and 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.

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