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Environmental Specialist I – Renewable Energy

NextEra Energy

This is a Full-time position in Portland, OR posted November 24, 2022.

**Environmental Specialist I – Renewable Energy****Date:** Nov 15, 2022**Location(s):** Portland, OR, US, 97204San Francisco, CA, US, 94108Enterprise, NV, US, 89124Touchet, WA, US, 99360**Company:** NextEra Energy**Requisition ID:** 67947is 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 familiarity with federal, state, and/or local environmental permitting and regulations specifically in WA, OR, ID, and MT. **Working from a home office located in Portland, Oregon or a surrounding state (WA, ID, MT) is preferred** and be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, when needed. This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting development opportunities for NextEra Energy Resources and other NextEra Energy affiliates.Applicant must have ability to support multiple projects in various stages of development with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues. 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. He or she must help ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations, as well as company policies.**Job Overview**Employees in this position provide environmental compliance and permitting technical support for the company Power Delivery business unit which includes transmission and distribution operations in Florida, and transmission operations in 24 states and Canada.**Job Duties & Responsibilities**+ Provides environmental permitting and compliance technical support to business unit to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations+ Coordinates environmental consultants’ and contractors’ scopes of work+ Identifies and mitigates environmental risks+ Supports root cause analysis of environmental events+ Coordinates environmental due diligence for business unit construction and maintenance jobs+ Coordinates oversight of environmental compliance during construction+ Supports environmental permitting on business unit construction and maintenance jobs+ Translates regulations and permit conditions into meaningful instructions for business unit employees+ Provides project management support+ Communicates effectively about environmental permitting and issues+ Provides recommended solutions to environmental challenges to minimize environmental impact+ Develops environmental processes, procedures and environmental awareness training+ Performs other job-related duties as assigned**Required Qualifications**+ High School Grad / GED+ Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience+ Experience: 2+ years**Preferred Qualifications**+ Master’s Degree**Employee Group:** Exempt**Employee Type:** Full Time**Job Category:** Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection**Organization:** NextEra Project Mgmt**Relocation Provided:** No**Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.**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.NextEra Energy **does not** accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from **any third-party recruiting firms or agencies** . 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