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The Junior Environmental Specialist is responsible for assisting the Environmental Manager with managing environmental compliance of NRG’s Distributed Generation assets. In fulfilling these duties, the position will interface with internal project teams and the Environmental Compliance Manager. Key job activities may include: regulatory analysis, tracking emissions, providing regulatory assistance for the preparation of air quality permit applications and related documents, development of compliance monitoring plans, development of spill prevention and risk management plans, compliance reporting and document management/control.
Contribute to the development and effective implementation of an environmental strategy, programs, systems and processes that ensure NRG’s Distributed Generation assets remain in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations as well as corporate environmental policy, goals, targets and compliance programs:
Monitoring and tracking
Manage SPCC programs including updates, plan reviews, and tank inspections
SARA Tier II reporting
Create documents, including reports, memos, graphs, charts, tables, etc.
Communicate information clearly, both orally and in print.
Communication protocols for telephone and face-to-face communication
Safety protocols and guidelines
Corporate policies and procedures.
Actively participate in, and complete, all required training
Competencies/Additional Skills & Abilities
bility to think critically and analytically to identify and implement efficiency and effectiveness improvements
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with project team members and regulatory agencies
Knowledge of applicable environmental regulations and NRG safety standards
Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter, including keeping up-to-date on industry and environmental changes and developments.
Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost-effective manner
Obtain and apply knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making
Seek and understand the customer/client’s needs and focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations
Anticipate and accept changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements
Committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound
Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior
Willing to travel for fieldwork or work at out-of-town project sites 10-20% of the time
Performs as a team member or leader in a cross-functional team and achieve consensus decisions
Bachelor’s degree in the environmental discipline: engineering, natural sciences/resources or a related field of study.
Basic knowledge of EPA programs including, but not limited to, NESHAPS, NSPS, and SPCC programs
Professionalism and excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, with project manager and other staff
Must be able to read, write and speak English
Proficient in use of EMIS (Intelex)
Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
Successful completion of all training requirements
Previous experience doing compliance reporting in an industrial setting