Eversource Energy Environmental Specialist in Westwood, Massachusetts
Job Description Summary:
The Environmental Specialist is responsible for environmental permitting, due diligence and regulatory compliance related to work on major or complex energy infrastructure projects, including the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution lines and natural gas pipelines. The Environmental Specialist is responsible for all phases of the environmental planning, scheduling and implementation of transmission and distribution utility projects with latitude for exercising initiative and independent decision making in support of the corporate environmental policies and goals, including taking appropriate actions to respond to environmental requirements or incidents to minimize environmental liability and ensure compliance. The Environmental Specialist will conduct environmental assessments, permitting, soil and groundwater management, attend public meetings and hearings, and provide oversight of contracts and consultants for such services.
Federal Permitting Requirements: Requires experience in managing or leading environmental projects under Federal Permitting Programs regulated under, or by, the Clean Water Act (e.g., Sections 401 & 404, NPDES SWPPP and SPCC Compliance), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Section 404 Permitting and Section 7/10 Conformance), the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (endangered species); and State Permitting Programs regulating soil and groundwater disposal, water quality, wetlands/waterways, Endangered/Protected Species, andHistorical/ArcheologicalResources. Local permitting programs experience required (e.g., conservation commissions, zoning boards).
Technical Knowledge/Skills: Clear understanding of municipal, state, and federal environmental regulations,permitting and policy in Massachusetts. Excellent communications skills and the ability to "think on your feet" are required. Must have technical writing skills, including the ability to recognize and resolve problems in technical communications; and can work independently and professionally with project teams, their attorneys, outside consultants, other utilities and regulatory agency staffs. General knowledge of applicable regulatory, engineering, and construction procedures; knowledge of the energy delivery power system; and the ability to utilize information technology and the use of Eversource Energy's office automation systems is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Professional certification (PWS, CPESC, CESSWI, Forester etc.) highly desired. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 40-hour wetland delineation and regulatory training preferred. A working knowledge of GIS preferred.
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource, Ecology, or related field required.
Experience: A minimum of (5) five years’ experience with environmental permitting processes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and/or Connecticut required. Energy-utility environmental permitting experience, preferred.
License: Valid driver’s license required.
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Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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