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NextEra Energy Senior Environmental Wildlife Specialist - Western Region in White Hills, Arizona

Senior Environmental Wildlife Specialist - Western Region

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location(s): White Hills, AZ, US, 86445Touchet, WA, US, 99360Reno, NV, US, 89510Reno, NV, US, 89510San Francisco, CA, US, 94108

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 73212

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

Ideally this candidate will be located in AZ, CA, NV, OR, WA

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 federal and state listed species in central California (such as California condor, California tiger salamander, tricolored blackbird, Swainson’s hawk, etc.)

• Detailed understanding of avian protection laws (Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act) and related wind energy guidance documents and policies

• Detailed knowledge of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

• Experience working on or with Technical Advisory Committees associated with renewable projects

• 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 30% of the time; often on short notice

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

The base pay for this position is $90,400.00 to $135,600.00 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 Project Mgmt

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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