Senior Environmental Specialist

Requisition ID: 54819

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Position Specific Description

This position is within the Corporate Environmental Services Department of NextEra Energy (NEE), supporting the NextEra Energy Corporate Environmental Audit Program. The Audit Program evaluates environmental compliance of operational facilities owned by Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), NextEra Energy Resources (NEER), and other affiliates of NEE.

The applicant must have the ability to provide senior level environmental staff support for auditing operational facilities in power generation (fossil, wind, and solar), oil and gas infrastructure, electric transmission and distribution, energy storage facilities, and other corporate work locations.Primary responsibilities include independent onsite and remote audits of facilities throughout North America to ensure operational compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental requirements. Subject matters reviewed may include, but are not limited to, waste management, hazardous materials management, air, water, wildlife, oil spill prevention, and other environmental matters.

The applicant must have the ability to plan, support, and conduct independent environmental audits including preparation of final audit reports for distribution to executive management. Additionally, the applicant shall ensure all corrective actions are tracked, addressed, and closed out within a reasonable period of time.

The applicant must maintain current knowledge of pertinent national, state, regional, and local level environmental policies and regulations, have the ability to effectively interface with internal and external customers, upper management, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders, and be able to assist in resolving complex environmental matters.The applicant must help ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations, as well as company policies and environmental management systems.

The job location is in Juno Beach, Florida. Frequent travel, with overnight stays, will be required.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (Environmental Science or Engineering), Master's preferred
  • Minimum of five years of directly relevant experience
  • Advanced knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Experience with compliance related software and/or data tracking systems
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills as well as analysis, problem solving, compliance, leadership, and process/project management skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Environmental Auditor Certification (CPEA, BEAC, or equivalent auditing certification)
  • Expertise in at least one environmental subject matter


Primary (Essential) Job Functions: (List is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)
  • Plan, support, and conduct environmental audits
  • Facility record review
  • Ability to travel to remote locations and work in industrial settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work extended hours


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: 5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•None

Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type:Full Time
Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization: Florida Power & Light Company
Location: Juno Beach, Florida
Other Work Locations: Florida
Relocation Provided: No

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