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Entergy Environmental Support Manager - Power Generation in Little Rock, Arkansas

Date: Jan 14, 2020

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

At Entergy, we’ve been planning for the future for more than 100 years. We’ve experienced a lot of change, generating power first from sawdust to now splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas.

We are on the verge of a monumental technology convergence, where reality swiftly catches up to possibility. The utility of the future does much more than keep the lights on and the gas flowing. It’s knowledgeable and skillful workforce will solve challenges and fuel a brighter, smarter, more prosperous future for everyone.

Having the lowest retail electricity rates of any utility in the United States drives economic growth within Entergy’s region, a key ingredient to sustained growth for any utility. We also believe a diverse workforce committed to personal and professional growth is critical to our success. We place a high priority on developing talent to meet current and future needs, giving employees opportunities to grow their careers their way.

Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of 28 active natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities with the capacity to generate nearly 17,000 megawatts and is building or acquiring more than 3,000 megawatts of new natural gas generation to join its 30,000 megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities.

JOB SUMMARY/DESCRIPTION:

This position manages and participates in environmental compliance activities. Management of environmental programs and compliance activities for the Power Generation Fleet. This position currently manages approximately 7 direct reports. Primary responsibilities include oversight of:

  • Environmental permitting (existing assets)

  • Environmental compliance

  • State environmental agency interface

  • Plant environmental compliance support

  • Environmental negotiations and settlements

  • Department of Energy and Environment stakeholder participation

  • Plant environmental assessments

  • Support Entergy’s State Governmental Affairs and Environmental Strategy & Policy groups on emerging environmental legislation

  • Regulatory analysis of state and federal environmental regulations applicable to the Arkansas Power Generation Fleet

  • Environmental due diligence

  • Asset Recovery and Demolition Support

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and implements the Power Generations business unit's environmental compliance activities for Arkansas Power Generation Plants in accordance with governmental, regulatory agency and Entergy requirements

  • Collaborates with Power Generation Environmental Director and other Power Generation State Environmental Managers to ensure that environmental compliance activities are performed in a consistent manner for the Fleet.

  • Manages Arkansas Environmental Support team to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality environmental support to the Arkansas Power Generation Fleet.

  • Develops and monitors performance metrics to evaluate facility performance with regard to environmental impact measures (e.g., air emissions, water discharges, etc), compliance events, malfunctions and enforcement actions. Communicates performance statistics to facility colleagues and develops plans of action.

  • Works collaboratively with facility colleagues to identify root causes of environmental events and ensures that controls are implemented to prevent recurrence of similar events.

  • Researches and maintains current knowledge of all relevant environmental laws and regulations for region, including current and proposed standards, regulations, and guidelines. Develops compliance strategies to meet regulatory requirements, including scheduling, tracking, and planning for environmental assessments, site investigations, feasibility studies, and remedial action plans. Develops and implements sampling and monitoring plans, partnering with facility colleagues to install, operate and maintain equipment which monitors air, land, and/or water pollution levels.

  • Participates in and coordinates facility inspections to evaluate compliance (e.g., reviews training records to ensure EPA-mandated training has taken place, audits spill kits to ensure they are properly stocked, inspects ash management) with all standards and regulations. Interprets data and observations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines and advises management accordingly.

  • Prepares technical documentation for own and management's use when dealing with regulatory agencies and other internal/external needs. Maintains working knowledge of new technologies developed by the industry and government regulators. Provides technical guidance with regard to reporting and data analysis.

  • Assists facilities with planning and preparation of information and the facility for scheduled and unscheduled audits.

  • Provides technical guidance with regard to inspection methodologies, procedures, potential compliance issues and corrective actions.

  • Lead and/or participate in work groups, as needed, to drive the implementation of processes, procedures, and practices for the Power Generation Environmental Support Department required to align with the Power Generation Business Plan.

  • Interfaces and works collaborate with other Entergy Business Units, as required to achieve Entergy’s mission to operate a world-class energy business that creates sustainable value for our four stakeholders: owners, customers, employees and communities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Preferred: Engineering, Environmental Management or Physical Science

Minimum Experience:

  • 10+ years of environmental experience

  • Preferred: experience in Environmental Management and compliance for Power Generation facilitie s

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess a clear understanding of multimedia environmental regulatory requirements, both Federal and State, as applicable to the Electric Utility Generation Industry

  • Prior experience in environmental permitting and compliance for Power Generation facilities

  • Prefer candidate with prior line management experience

  • Established relationships with Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment staff

  • Budget management/adherence experience

  • Demonstrated ability to drive results

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Primary Location: Arkansas-Little Rock

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Level I

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 90584

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

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In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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