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Sr. Environmental Specialist

Romeoville IL

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.


Job Summary:

Plan and manage all aspects of the Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) reporting and QA requirements. Prepare and submit required electronic and hardcopy reports on a timely basis to regulatory agencies and management, ensuring compliance with all permits, regulations, agreements, and laws. Keep fully informed on all technical and regulation changes relating to air reporting and the power plants. Provide support, guidance, oversight, reporting and tracking of environmental programs. Assist in other reporting and licensing, as required. Continuous improvement of environmental performance by enhancing NRG processes to ensure compliance and increased efficiency for supported operations.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Accountable for NRG’s environmental compliance activities for selected media at assigned facilities; working with the established teams and processes at each of our plants to support, facilitate and supplement existing regional and plant compliance efforts

Generate comprehensive and accurate electronic data reports, using the CEM equipment, data acquisition & handling systems, PLCs, dataloggers, and the NRG Network

Administer and maintain all aspects of CEMs computer equipment: users, system backups, performance, and availability. Coordinate and perform hardware and software changes and design enhancements

Submit applications and modify regulatory plans

Provide environmental support of project teams for major projects and development initiatives

Conduct and document facility inspections and compliance certifications; participate in and document regulatory agency facility inspections

Respond to environmental events at NRG facilities, as required

Provide environmental support for facility operations, including technical assistance, training, system operation analysis and recordkeeping

Provide leadership and support for monitoring environmental issues and developing environmental opportunities. Work closely with Commercial Operations, Sustainability, Government Affairs, Plant Operations, Regulatory, Communications and Environmental to achieve this goal

Enhance the image and acceptance of the Company’s environmentally responsible position


Working Conditions:

Power plant, open office environment

Travel 20-25% of time


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, or related discipline

Minimum 5 years of experience in the environmental field

Experience with environmental regulations and agency interaction

Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must possess a valid driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications:

10 years of experience in the environmental field preferred

Knowledge of power plant operations and the associated environmental compliance issues preferred

Conversant in major CEM Data Acquisition & Handling Systems (DAHS), EPA’s Emission Collection & Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) and Central Data Exchange (CDX) preferred

General knowledge of major environmental air programs (CAA Part 60 & 75, CSAPR, MATS, RGGI, etc.) and their requirements, as well as other relevant federal, state and regional regulations and policies

Conversant in Microsoft Office products


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to manage projects

Ability to perform as part of a multi-disciplinary team and achieve optimal outcomes in a matrixed organization

Ability to think proactively and creatively about threats to, and opportunities for, NRG’s business

Must be a “doer”, organized and systematic

A self-starter, energetic and committed team player

An ability to form and communicate views effectively (both orally and in writing) and to communicate recommendations succinctly with appropriate support

Capable of critical, analytical thinking

Possess an interest in, and aptitude for, solving problems in a practical, business-oriented manner

Work independently and track multiple deadlines

Demonstrated ability to get things done and produce quality product




Posted April 5, 2019

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