NextEra Energy Senior Environmental Specialist - Wildlife Team in Juno Beach, Florida
Senior Environmental Specialist - Wildlife Team
Date: Sep 12, 2023
Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408
Company: NextEra Energy
Requisition ID: 73213
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 is an on-site opportunity in our beautiful, Juno Beach, FL office with travel expectations.
NextEra Energy, Inc is committed to being an industry leader in environmental protection and stewardship, including wildlife and habitat protection. We have operations across the U.S. and Canada, so we're keenly aware of the potential impacts that existing and future operations may have on wildlife and their habitat. Therefore, we have environmental policies and programs in place at both the corporate and local levels to avoid and minimize these impacts and to address any remaining impacts through appropriate mitigation measures. As a member of the NextEra Energy wildlife team, you will face different challenges every day, some of which will be extraordinarily complex. We ask our wildlife experts to work alongside multiple disciplines including engineers, developers, operators, permitting specialists, and policy professionals. You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping a leading clean energy company provide innovative solutions to wildlife challenges, big and small, and making a difference!
Successful candidate will have:
Sound statistical acumen, interpretation, and analytical ability
Familiarity with wind energy and wildlife issues
Familiarity with bat biology, including habitat use
Familiarity with eagle biology, survey protocols, and guidance documents related to eagle take permitting
Experience with listed bat regulations and guidance documents (such as the Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidance)
Detailed understanding of avian protection laws (Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act) and related wind energy guidance documents and policies
Experience writing Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies
Ability to maintain professional relationships with diverse groups including operation staff, developers, other industry representatives, NGO stakeholders, agency personnel and consultants
Proficient at interacting with public and local elected officials at open houses, local zoning meetings or during other outreach events
Experience reviewing consultant work related to wind energy wildlife issues
Provides strategic advice regarding risk management of protected species and their habitat (avoidance, minimization, and mitigation)
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time; often on short notice
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
• Bachelor's Degree
• Experience: 4+ years
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt
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.
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