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NextEra Energy Natural Resources Permitting Specialist - AR/FL/LA/MS in Juno Beach, Florida

Natural Resources Permitting Specialist - AR/FL/LA/MS

Date: May 26, 2023

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408Searcy, AR, US, 72143Arkansas, AR, US, 72160Shreveport, LA, US, 71101Stuttgart, AR, US, 72160Houston, TX, US, 77002Moss Point, MS, US, 39562

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 73459

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

The position requires working from the Juno Beach office or from a home office located in Louisiana, Arkansas, or Mississippi. This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting early-stage project development for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates.

The position provides the opportunity to use your environmental knowledge and skills to help evaluate and acquire permits for renewable energy projects. You will advise multidisciplinary teams on environmental site constraints and permitting strategies to facilitate development of a broad range of energy projects including wind and solar; energy storage such as batteries, hydrogen and hydro; as well as transmission lines.

Primary responsibilities include conducting site visits to verify presence and extents of potential Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS); working closely with late-stage environmental specialists and project managers, site prospecting and development teams to search out and evaluate potential project sites as well as complete early stage federal, state and local environmental licensing and permitting throughout Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

The successful candidate will have focused experience evaluating potential WOTUS including disturbed sites with complex wetlands scenarios such as timbered wetlands and prior converted croplands for renewable projects and reviewing potential Waters of the U.S. technical reports as well as applying for and supporting permits from land use agencies at the county, state, and federal levels.

A qualified candidate must also demonstrate a solid track record of coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) district offices in the region. A well-rounded understanding of associated environmental regulations such as Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Historic Preservation Act are important for this role.

The applicant must have relevant energy infrastructure or other land development project experience with the ability to work collaboratively to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues. On a regular basis, a successful candidate will be willing to travel to remote sites with required off-road vehicle access and/or hiking to complete site evaluations. Field mapping and GIS skills are necessary to successfully execute this position.

The successful candidate 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. He or she must help maintain good working relationships with local agency staff as well as Non-Governmental Organizations working in the vicinity

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: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

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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