Environmental Specialist - AR/FL/LA/MS
NextEra Energy Resources 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
The position requires working from the Juno Beach office or from a home office located in Louisiana, Arkansas, or Mississippi. This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting early-stage project development for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates.
The position provides the opportunity to use your environmental knowledge and skills to help evaluate and acquire permits for renewable energy projects. You will advise multidisciplinary teams on environmental site constraints and permitting strategies to facilitate development of a broad range of energy projects including wind and solar; energy storage such as batteries, hydrogen and hydro; as well as transmission lines.
Primary responsibilities include conducting site visits to verify presence and extents of potential Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS); working closely with late-stage environmental specialists and project managers, site prospecting and development teams to search out and evaluate potential project sites as well as complete early stage federal, state and local environmental licensing and permitting throughout Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
The successful candidate will have focused experience evaluating potential WOTUS including disturbed sites with complex wetlands scenarios such as timbered wetlands and prior converted croplands for renewable projects and reviewing potential Waters of the U.S. technical reports as well as applying for and supporting permits from land use agencies at the county, state, and federal levels.
A qualified candidate must also demonstrate a solid track record of coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) district offices in the region. A well-rounded understanding of associated environmental regulations such as Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Historic Preservation Act are important for this role.
The applicant must have relevant energy infrastructure or other land development project experience with the ability to work collaboratively to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues. On a regular basis, a successful candidate will be willing to travel to remote sites with required off-road vehicle access and/or hiking to complete site evaluations. Field mapping and GIS skills are necessary to successfully execute this position.
The successful candidate must maintain current knowledge of pertinent national and state level environmental policies and regulations, have the ability to effectively interface with internal and external customers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders, and be able to assist in resolving complex environmental matters. He or she must help maintain good working relationships with local agency staff as well as Non-Governmental Organizations working in the vicinity.
This job is responsible for obtaining environmental approvals, licenses and permits for construction and operation of new and existing NextEra, Inc. facilities from Federal, State and Regional agencies.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Supports the company's compliance with environmental requirements
- 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: 2+ years
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt
Relocation Provided: No
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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami
Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level
Job Function : Development