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Environmental Specialist

Company name
NRG Energy, Inc.

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Environmental, Engineering, Sciences, Energy

Posted on
Nov 15,2019

Valid Through
Feb 28,2020

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NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

*Working with the established teams and processes at each of our plants to support, facilitate and supplement existing regional and plant compliance efforts. *Support and document facility inspections and compliance certifications; participate in and document regulatory agency facility inspections. *Evaluate test reports, analytical data, and procedures for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, test methods, and NRG environmental standards. *Respond to environmental events at NRG facilities, as required. *Coordinate and/or conduct quality assurance reviews of the emissions and analyzer performance data collected by the Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems and monitoring plan updates. *Coordinate and/or conduct quality assurance reviews of data collected by the water discharge monitoring systems and the monitoring plan updates. *Ability to develop expertise in various data acquisition and handling software systems; including development of data trends and other statistical analysis. *Assist established teams to ensure that new environmental permits or other authorizations required (due to changes in operations or law/regulation) are applied for and obtained when needed; including support of administrative filings and internal documentation. *Support corporate environmental initiatives, including econrg. *Maintain the image and acceptance of the Company's environmental stewardship.


*Primarily office, some travel to power plants, agency meetings, and technical conferences.

Minimum Requirements:

*Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or related discipline and at least 1 or more years of experience in the environmental field, OR Associate's degree and at least 3 or more years of experience in the environmental field, OR Master's degree in engineering, science or related discipline. *General knowledge of all major environmental laws (CAA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA, etc.) and their requirements, including all relevant federal, state and regional regulations and policies. *Knowledge of industrial plant operations and the associated environmental compliance issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience with data acquisition and handling software (DAHS), Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS), Discharge Monitoring Reporting (DMR), Stack testing/methods, Groundwater monitoring and test methods, and analytical laboratory methods. *Intermediate to expert level capabilities in Microsoft Excel.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

*Must be a doer, organized and systematic. *A self-starter, energetic and committed team player. *An ability to form and communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) views and recommendations succinctly and with appropriate support. *Capable of critical and analytical thinking. *Possess an interest in, and aptitude for, solving problems in a practical, business-oriented manner. *Work independently and track multiple deadlines. *Experience with environmental regulations, test methods, QA/QC activities, and agency interaction. *Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and produce quality work products. *Ability to perform as part of a multi-disciplinary team and achieve optimal outcomes in a matrixed organization. *Conversant in Microsoft Office products.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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