Duke Energy Environmental Specialist I in Live Oak, Florida

Title: Environmental Specialist I Location: Florida-Live Oak-DE Busn Svcs-Live Oak,FL (3227) Job Number: 135941


The Environmental Specialist I provides the support necessary to ensure that generating facilities and company operations are in compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations in addition to corporate environmental policies and procedures. Knowledge may be required in the areas of air, water, waste and/or hazardous materials. Works under close supervision. Performs tasks that are usually from detailed instructions and established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment for following defined policies and procedures. Maintains current knowledge on environmental laws and regulations and a working knowledge of technical aspects of regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as subject matter expert for basic technical program and compliance issues and supports company’s environmental goals, strategies, programs and processes. With assistance develops and maintains procedures and programs to assist facilities in complying with environmental laws and regulations. Works with others to ensure that Duke Energy work procedures address compliance guidance. Assists with tracking regulatory changes, legislative activities and industry standards. Under direction works with federal, state and local regulatory authorities to interpret regulations and laws. Supports Duke Energy participation on various internal/external industry committees and teams

Provide basic regulatory-required and internal environmental reports. Assists with assigned environmental training programs

Participates in preparation, submittal and negotiation of permits and permit renewals with federal, state and local authorities. Assists with communication of permit requirements to facilities. Work with EHS Professionals and facility personnel to update various facility plans and documents that require knowledge and experience while minimizing impacts to operational activities

Works with others to support accomplishment of work unit goals and enhance company reputation through effective planning, organizing, communicating and scheduling of environmental work activities. Works with others to support the department’s routine and special projects in order to accomplish business objectives

Strives to continually develop and improve job-related, technical knowledge and skill to ensure that department expectations are met. Qualifications: Basic/Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or other related field of study (program completed or currently pursuing with successful completion by December 2016) and up to three years’ experience or four years’ directly related work experience in lieu of the degree.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of power generation processes

Ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully complete each of them within specified timeframes

Has worked with others from diverse groups working toward a common goal or objective.

Working toward certification(s) as an environmental professional (QEP, CHMM, PMP, etc.) or Registration (PE)

Understands systems and processes that comply with environmental laws and regulations, permit conditions, corporate policies, goals, and targets

Has concept knowledge of environmental regulatory compliance requirements, scientific practices, quality assurance principles and auditing principles. Understands the technical skills in air, water or waste discipline areas

Very good communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills with a customer-oriented focus Job: Environmental Health & Safety