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NextEra Energy Senior Environmental Specialist - Transmission in Juno Beach, Florida

Senior Environmental Specialist - Transmission

Date: May 12, 2023

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 72125

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 in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting new development opportunities for NextEra Energy Transmission and other NextEra Energy affiliates throughout the US.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Environmental Specialist with a passion for environmental due diligence and permitting of electric transmission projects. The applicant must have relevant environmental siting, routing, and permitting experience, with the ability to lead, with some direction, environmental functions for new corporate transmission development opportunities and acquisitions. The position provides the opportunity to use your environmental knowledge and skills to support competitive proposals, acquire permits, complete risk assessments, conduct due diligence, and advise multidisciplinary teams on environmental risk and permitting strategies.

Primary responsibilities include working closely with development teams, environmental peers, and external consultants to help prepare competitive proposals, and for awarded projects, to obtain all required federal, state, and local environmental licenses, permits, and approvals for construction.

The candidate must demonstrate proficient knowledge of and experience with aquatic, biological, and cultural surveys and studies, federal, state, and local permitting, risk assessments, due diligence, and agency coordination, such as federal and state fish, wildlife, and game departments, state historic preservation officers, public utility regulating agencies, USDA, and USACE.

The job location is Juno Beach, Florida. However, remote, regionally appropriate home-based locations or other NextEra office locations may be negotiated. Routine travel (up to 50%) may be required.

Ideal candidate will have:

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

• 4+ years of directly relevant experience

• Advanced knowledge of environmental permitting and regulations

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

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

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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