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Duke Energy Lead Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Professional in Union, Kentucky

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Job Summary

This position provides comprehensive environmental support to East Bend and Markland stations and/or organizational sections. Responsible for most complex technical work in a wide range of environmental disciplines to achieve compliance with the organization’s EHS standards and with federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Works under consultative direction toward predetermined goals and objectives. Assignments are usually self-initiated. Leads development, implementation and maintenance of programs, systems and procedures. Uses extensive experience to anticipate and prevent EHS incidents and hazards. Leads investigation of incidents, accidents, injuries, or complaints. Recommends improvements in most complex processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment, to minimize the hazard potential. Leads development and conduct of employee training, emergency preparedness and quality assurance programs. Provides most complex regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Provides regulatory-required and internal environmental reports. Maintains expert knowledge of specific requirements imposed by government agencies and expert knowledge on the scientific and technical aspects of regulatory requirements and how they may impact company operations. Acts as a lead person or technical expert providing functional direction and training for environmental programs.


• Serve as single-points-of-contact and subject matter expert to support most complex environmental activities that require comprehensive knowledge and advanced experience in order to provide compliance solutions to EHS issues. Provides lead direction and technical expertise for most complex work activities in order to comply with environmental laws, regulations and corporate requirements. Develops, implements and recommends improvements in most complex programs, systems and procedures. Provides most complex regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Provides regulatory-required and internal environmental reports. Leads EHS compliance and management system audits.• Interacts with management and customers to ensure consistent and thorough implementation of EHS programs, policies, and procedures. Anticipates and prevents EHS incidents and hazards along with leads investigation of incidents, accidents, injuries or complaints.• Leads section and department administrative and development functions including budgeting, special projects and assignments, employee training, emergency preparedness and quality assurance programs.

Required Qualifications (stays the same except for years of experience)

Bachelor's degree in Health and Safety orBachelor's degree in Engineering orBachelor's degree in Science or

Bachelor's degree in other closely related degree• In addition to required degree, 8 plus years related work experience• In lieu of Bachelor's degree(s) AND 8 plus year(s) related work experience listed above, High School/GED AND 15 plus year(s) related work experience

Desired Qualifications

• Master's degree in Science or• Master's degree in Engineering or• Master's degree in Other Technical or• Master's degree in Environmental or• Master's degree in Business• Project Management Professional and/or Professional Engineer and/or CIH and/or QEP and/or CSP and/or CHMM

Additional Preferred Qualifications

• Expert knowledge of most complex environmental regulatory compliance requirements, scientific practices, quality assurance principles, and auditing principles. Experience in negotiating with regulators at the state and/or federal level.• Demonstrated expert technical skills in multimedia environmental (air, water, waste) areas.• Demonstrated ability to lead personnel from diverse groups working toward a complex common objective or initiative.• Very strong collaboration, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills with a customer-oriented focus. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with top management.• Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing most complex systems and processes that comply with environmental, health or safety laws and regulations, corporate policies and goals.• Ten years’ experience in power generation or transmission/distribution operations.• Five 5 years direct environmental experience• Successful track record in supporting EH&S compliance at multiple facilities/regions within multiple regulatory jurisdictions.• Experience in successfully influencing regulators.

Mobility Classification: Onsite


Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, April 1, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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