Environmental Services Project Manager

  • NextEra Energy
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Jun 12, 2019
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Energy Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America. 

Position Specific Description

This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting new development opportunities for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates.  The position is based in the western US, preferably in the company’s San Francisco corporate office; however other locations in the western US will be considered.

Applicant must have relevant Project Management experience with ability to lead, with limited direction, new corporate development opportunities and acquisitions in power generation, storage and transmission projects, including renewable energy facilities, transmission lines, and battery storage. 

Primary responsibilities include obtaining all required federal, state and local environmental licenses, permits and approvals for development projects in US states west of the Rocky Mountains with a focus on CA, NM, ID and MT, as well as providing other project support such as siting and community outreach.  The primary focus will be on licensing and permitting new solar, wind and transmission facilities, however experience permitting natural gas power plants is helpful.

Applicant must have ability to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues, ability to assist in comprehensive environmental due diligence reviews for potential acquisitions, and be willing to travel up to 50% of the time when needed.

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 ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations, as well as company policies. Routine out of state travel will be required. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Environmental Science or Engineering)
  • Minimum of seven years of directly relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced  knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Advanced ability with analysis, problem-solving, and professional skills
  • Advanced commercial skills, communications (written & verbal),  integrity and compliance, leadership, and process/project management 

Primary (Essential) Job Functions: (List is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)

  • Environmental Siting, Licensing, Permitting and Due Diligence
  • Project Planning, Budget and Schedule Management
  • Strategic management and oversight of environmental field studies and consultants
  • Negotiations with federal, state and local regulatory agencies
  • Development/management of vendor contracts / purchase orders /invoices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to travel and work extended hours

Job Overview

Employees in this job provide specialized environmental expertise and environmental technical support to ensure compliance with environmental laws, regulations and permits.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads environmental programs that provide specialized expertise to ensure cost-effective environmental solutions
  • Maximizes operational flexibility and environmental benefits for costs incurred
  • Contributes to improved system reliability and customer satisfaction
  • Translates regulations and permits into actionable tasks
  • Provides guidance on alternatives to minimize environmental impacts
  • Identifies, tracks, and analyzes environmental performance metrics
  • Reviews, monitors, and comments on emerging environmental legislation and regulations
  • Assists with development of strategy and communicate environmental requirements to management
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 7+ years

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