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NextEra Energy Environmental Services Project Manager - Linear Facilities (Houston, TX) in Houston, Texas

Environmental Services Project Manager - Linear Facilities (Houston, TX)

Date: Nov 12, 2023

Location(s): Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 74797

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

This position is in the Environmental Licensing & Permitting Section of the Corporate Environmental Services Department supporting new linear facilities development opportunities for NextEra Energy throughout the US.

We are seeking a Project Manager who has a passion for environmental due diligence and permitting of linear facilities, including pipelines and electric transmission projects. The applicant must have relevant environmental siting, routing, permitting, and project management experience, with the ability to lead projects with limited direction. The position provides the opportunity to use your environmental knowledge and skills to help prepare competitive proposals, acquire federal and state environmental permits, complete alternative analyses and risk assessments, conduct due diligence for potential new projects or acquisitions, and advise multidisciplinary teams on environmental risk and permitting strategies.

The candidate must demonstrate advanced knowledge of and experience with aquatic, biological, and cultural surveys and studies; federal, state, and local permitting, risk assessments, due diligence, and agency coordination, such as federal and state fish, wildlife, and game departments, FERC, state historic preservation officers, public utility regulating agencies, USDA, USACE, and other relevant agencies.

The job location is Houston, Texas. Routine out-of-state travel may be required.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Advanced knowledge of environmental permitting and regulations

• Advanced oral and written communication skills as well as analysis, problem-solving, compliance, leadership, and process/project management skills

Tasks may include (List is not exhaustive and may be supplemented):

• Environmental siting, licensing, permitting, due diligence, and outreach support for linear projects, including transmission and pipelines

• Identification, management, and mitigation of environmental risk

• Strategic mindset with ability to provide innovative solutions to environmental challenges

• Independent decision-making in a fast-paced environment, with minimal oversight

• Project planning, budget, and schedule management

• Negotiations with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies

• Management and oversight of environmental field studies and consultants, including development/management of vendor contracts/purchase orders /invoices; ensure sourcing processes comply with corporate procurement and financial policies

• Effective and timely communications with internal and external stakeholders

• Ability to support multiple projects with multifaceted environmental and regulatory issues and assist in resolving complex environmental matters

• Maintain current knowledge of, and ensure compliance with, pertinent federal, state, and local environmental policies and regulations as well as company policies

• Translate regulations and permits into actionable tasks

• Review, monitor, comment on, and effectively communicate business implications of emerging environmental legislation and regulations

• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

• Schedule flexibility with the ability to work extended hours as needed

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: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection

Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt

Relocation Provided: No

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.

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