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Operations Environmental Manager more...
Location:Houston, TX
Company:EDP Renewables
First posted:June 09, 2017 (last updated 4 weeks 1 day ago)

Operations Environmental Manager Job ID #: 1094 Location: Houston, TX

Functional Area: Environmental Department: Environmental- Corporate

Position Type: Full-Time Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years Relocation Provided:

Position Description

The Operations Environmental Manager will support EDPR NA's operating assets with environmental regulatory compliance matters and EDPR NA's ISO and OHSAS certified Environmental, Health & Safety Management System (EHSMS). You will also manage environmental monitoring for projects under construction while creating and promoting a culture of environmental excellence and consummate compliance with standards and regulations.

Main accountabilities:

  • Manage environmental construction monitoring for EDPR NA's wind and solar projects under construction
  • Manage and provide training and guidance to EDPR NA staff regarding environmental issues for operating assets
  • Advise Operation Managers regarding interpretation of environmental regulations
  • Assist operating sites with compliance with federal, state, and local permitting and regulatory environmental requirements
  • Ensure that permits are obtained, renewed, and closed as needed for operating assets
  • Ensure that environmental plans and programs are implemented and maintained as required by federal, state, and local regulatory requirements for operating assets
  • Develop, maintain, and improve on a waste management program that strives to minimize waste generation and waste management-related risks
  • Conduct annual compliance assessments of select operating assets
  • Manage, control, and administer environmental management system documents and procedures
  • Support EDPR NA's  Environmental Health & Safety Management System (EHSMS) and improvements for operating assets
  • Ensure that environmental records and documentation are properly maintained
  • Supervise the work of environmental consultants
  • Attend agency meetings as needed and lead strategy meetings
  • Additional duties as required

    Direct Reports:  None
    Travel:  30%

    Position Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Standards
  • Knowledge of EPCRA, SPCC, CWA, and waste management regulations
  • Knowledge of wildlife laws (ESA, MBTA, BGEPA) is a plus
  • Past experience with management system audits is a plus

    Behavioral requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to critically interpret environmental regulations as they relate to wind energy operations
  • Demonstrated success communicating environmental compliance matters in diverse regulatory environments
  • Ability to quickly gain working knowledge of key and emerging issues in wind power environmental compliance issues

    Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Speech/Reading:  Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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