Company: NextEra
Skills: Environmental Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Blythe, California, United States

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 will report tothe Solar & Storage EnvironmentalLeader or Solar and BEES Regional General Manager, under the Power Generation Team, and will workout of the Southern California facilities with responsibility for the West Region.Travel will be required to other locations within the West Region which includes the States of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Regional Environmental Specialist responsibilities:
  • Regional Environmental Program oversight and support
  • Compliance Assurance - Continuous verification Solar & Storage Environmental Management System (EMS) processes and procedures are executed in the field
  • Quarterly site operations environmental compliance assessment
  • Manage Compliance Management tracker tasks and deadlines
  • Preparation and support during internal and external environmental audits
  • Environmental agency interface - Local point of contact for agency inquiries and site visits
  • Environmental Event Response - Field support and management of environmental issues
  • Proactively identify and resolve site specific compliance issues to prevent or minimize environmental impacts during events
  • Perform internal and external reporting on environmental issues
  • Perform / support root cause analysis for environmental events
  • Environmental Compliance Program - Maintain site compliance with permit conditions and agency requirements
  • Perform site compliance routines ahead of due date
  • Perform routine and non-routine agency reporting
  • Environmental contractor management and oversight
  • Stormwater management system maintenance, conservation lands vegetation management, wildlife trapping, oil spill response
  • Perform regional staff environmental awareness and compliance training
  • Transition to Operations support
  • Incorporate new site into Solar & Storage Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Create procedures & PMs for permit or agency required compliance routines
  • Review / provide feedback on operations environmental documents generated by E&C - SPCC
  • Identify and resolve operations related environmental issues prior to COD
  • Civil/stormwater management
  • Hazardous material management
  • Water use permitting and well management
  • Agency correspondence / reporting
  • Environmental record retention / management
  • Regional Solar Operations support

Job Overview

Employees in this senior-level role are responsible for assuring execution of the PGD Environmental Management System and ensuring plant water chemistry parameters are maintained in accordance with fleet recommendations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains water chemistry Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) program and communicates corrective measures to the site/plant
  • Conducts sampling activities as needed by site environmental permitting
  • Completes required reporting to local/state/federal agencies
  • Conducts routine self-inspections
  • Oversees the plant or site safety program as required
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type:Full Time
Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization: NextEra Operating Srvs
Location: Blythe, California
Other Work Locations: California
Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

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.

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