Environmental Specialist - Archaeologist

Juno Beach, FL, USA
Dec 13, 2017
Jan 02, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Environmental Specialist - Archaeologist

Date:Dec 13, 2017

Primary Location:Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company:NextEra Energy
Requisition ID: 18929

is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

Position Specific Description
Support senior archaeologist and other senior staff in matters related to environmental permitting with a focus on archaeology and cultural resources. Review consultant work related to archaeology and paleontology on NextEra development and construction projects, including projects in wind, solar, transmission, and gas infrastructure throughout the US and Canada. Assist with strategy, mitigation and risk management/avoidance on archaeological issues. Help with process development to ensure consistency of cultural resource survey and analysis approaches across all regions. Provide quality assurance reviews and technical assistance during field work and agency reporting as necessary to minimize cost and or potential schedule delays. Support agency and stakeholder interactions regarding cultural resource issues. Facilitate state site file access agreements with state archaeological information centers and support research and analysis of confidential cultural resource information. Support cultural resource dialogue and "early contact" with relevant Indian Tribes. Support tribal cultural awareness education efforts. Ability to travel up to 50% of the time; often on short notice.

Successful candidate will demonstrate:

* Expertise in Cultural Resources Management (historic/prehistoric archaeology, historic structures and engineering, historic landscapes and Traditional Cultural Properties) is the primary need with paleontology expertise a secondary need
* Relevant archaeological field experience
* Thorough understanding of theNational Historic Preservation Act(Section 106) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 800)
* Experience and understanding of the cultural resource issues in the Midwest, Plains, Great Basin, or Western US.
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Demonstrated experience using ArcGIS and other ESRI software
* Ability to respectfully consider Indian Tribe/Aboriginal cultural resource preservation perspectives
* Speaking in public forums
Preferred Qualifications:

* Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)
* Bachelor's Degree in the field of Anthropology/Archaeology and/or History
Job Overview
This job is responsible for obtaining environmental approvals, licenses and permits for construction and operation of new and existing NextEra, Inc. facilities from Federal, State and Regional agencies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
• Supports the company's compliance with environmental requirements
• Supports environmental aspects of company operations, such as, compliance, reporting, monitoring, remediation, and environmental permitting functions
• Monitors and analyzes environmental policies and regulations that affect the company and its customers
• Provides the necessary support to staff to resolve environmental matters
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree
• Experience:3+ years
Preferred Qualifications
• None

Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (0010)
Location: Juno Beach, Florida
Other Work Locations: Florida
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.

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Nearest Major Market:Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market:Miami