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NextEra Energy Environmental Specialist II in Juno Beach, Florida

Environmental Specialist II

Date: Nov 18, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 68094

is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry? Join our world-class team today!

Position Specific Description

s position is within the corporate Environmental Services Department of NextEra Energy (NEE), supporting new development opportunities in energy generation projects for Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) and other affiliates of NEE.

Applicant must have ability to provide environmental permitting support for new development opportunities in power generation and storage projects. Primary responsibilities include supporting permitting strategy and assisting senior level team members with obtaining all required federal, state, and local environmental licenses, permits and approvals for development projects. Other project support such as siting, field assessments, and community outreach will also be required. This job will have a primary focus on renewable generation in Florida.

Applicant must have ability to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues and ability to assist in comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews for projects.

Must maintain current knowledge of pertinent national and state 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. Must help ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations, as well as company policies.

The job location is in Juno Beach, Florida. Frequent in-state travel, with the potential for overnight stays, will be required.

Required Qualifications:

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

• Minimum of three years of directly relevant experience

• Knowledge of environmental regulations

• Knowledge of Florida flora/fauna and habitats

• Skills in wetland delineation, Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) preferred

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

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Primary (Essential) Job Functions: (List is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)

• Environmental siting, licensing, permitting and due diligence

• Project planning, budget and schedule management

• Strategic management and oversight of environmental field studies and consultants

• Negotiations with federal, state and local regulatory agencies

• Development/management of vendor contracts / purchase orders /invoices

• Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

• Ability to work extended hours

Job Overview

Employees in this position provide environmental compliance and permitting technical support for the company.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides environmental permitting and compliance technical support to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations

  • Identifies and mitigates environmental risks

  • Supports root cause analysis of environmental events

  • Coordinates environmental due diligence

  • Coordinates oversight of environmental compliance

  • Supports environmental permitting

  • Provides project management support

  • Communicates effectively about environmental permitting and issues

  • Provides recommended solutions to environmental challenges to minimize environmental impact

  • Develops environmental processes, procedures and environmental awareness training

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience: 1+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection

Organization: Florida Power & Light Company

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.

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