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NextEra Energy Sr Environmental Services Project Manager in San Francisco, California

Sr Environmental Services Project Manager

Date: Jun 10, 2024

Location(s): San Francisco, CA, US, 94108

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 80703

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 Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting new development opportunities for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates. This position requires working from a home office located within or near California (Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington or other neighboring western states), or at one of the NextEra offices.

Primary responsibilities include obtaining all required federal, state, and local environmental licenses, permits, and approvals for development projects in California, as well as providing other project support such as siting. The primary focus will be on licensing and permitting new solar, wind, energy storage, and transmission facilities. Applicant will work closely with developers, engineers, and subject matter experts to develop and execute permit acquisition strategies. Applicant must have the ability to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues, the ability to assist in comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews for potential acquisitions, and be willing to travel 10-20% of the time, when needed.

The successful candidate must maintain current knowledge of pertinent national and state-level environmental policies and regulations, can effectively interface with internal regulators, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders, and be able to assist in resolving complex environmental matters. They will help identify compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations, as well as company policies. Experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is preferred.

The applicant should have project management as well as leadership skills while being prepared to work on teams collaboratively. The successful candidate will have demonstrated communication skills with a diversity of people including regulators, developers, engineers, and subject matter experts.

Compensation includes Base Salary and eligibility for Annual Incentive Bonus.

Job Overview

This job is responsible for obtaining approvals, licenses and permits for construction and operation of new and existing company facilities from federal, state, provincial, regional and local agencies. Employees in this job serves as the subject matter expert providing specialized environmental expertise and environmental technical support to ensure compliance with environmental laws, regulations and permits.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Performs comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews, assists with facility compliance audits, and conducts environmental licensing and permitting activities

• Provides specialized expertise to ensure cost effective environmental solutions that maximize operational flexibility, maximize environmental benefits for costs incurred, and contribute to improved system reliability and customer satisfaction

• Translates regulations and permits into actionable construction compliance tasks

• Obtains permit modifications for existing permits and obtains new permits for construction and maintenance activities

• Provides guidance on alternatives to minimize environmental impacts

• Identifies, tracks, and analyzes environmental construction compliance performance metrics

• Reviews, monitors and comments on emerging legislation and regulations that might have an impact on operations compiles input and data to develop company policy and comments and positions presented to regulators

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree

• Experience:15+ years

Preferred Qualifications

• None

The base pay for this position is $120,000.00 to $180,000.00 per year. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection

Organization: NextEra Energy Project Management, LLC

Relocation Provided: No

This position is eligible for Company sponsored benefits. Click to see our benefits.

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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