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Senior Operations Environmental Analyst
Job Location :
808 Travis Street Suite 700,
Houston, Texas 77002
United States
EDP renewables
808 Travis Street Suite 700,
Houston, TX 77002
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
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  • The Sr. Operations Environmental Analyst 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 compliance 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 compliance for EDPR NA’s wind and solar projects under construction
    • 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%

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
    • 2+ years of relevant experience
    • Knowledge of ISO 14001 Standard
    • 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 issue

    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


    Education Required    Bachelors or better in Environmental and Earth Science or related field.



    2 years: 2+ years of relevant experience


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

    EDP renewables Profile:

    EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a leading, global renewable energy company devoted to value creation, innovation and sustainability. We operate in markets around the globe and are continuously expanding our business to new regions, making the commitment to lead in each market as well as create value for our stakeholders and shareholders.

    We entered the US market in 2007 with the acquisition of Horizon Wind Energy LLC from Goldman Sachs. Since then, EDPR more than doubled its wind-power production, making it one of the world’s largest producers. The US is EDPR’s biggest market in terms of installed capacity and production.

    EDPR NA is based in Houston, Texas, and maintains offices and wind farms across the United States. The  American platform has seen rapid growth since 2007, operating c. 6.1 GW.

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