Environmental Specialist/Engineer

Date:  May 15, 2024


Company:  NRG

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Monitor plant environmental systems that will efficiently and effectively achieve the Company's goal of an environmentally compliant facility.


  • Actively oversee, enforce,  and expediently update environmental compliance programs regarding air, water, waste,  and any other environmental requirements.
  • Oversee the evaluation of environmental test results, laboratory data and or procedures for compliance with applicable regulations and permit requirements.
  • Support troubleshooting activities on plant environmental systems and equipment.
  • Maintain applicable regulation and permit reporting, renewal and related document requirements as required by law.
  • Be a technical expert available to plant personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   Provide technical interpretation and compliance recommendations for the wide variety of Environmental  Regulations/Permit Requirements (local, federal, state).
  • Effectively maintain a high knowledge level and understanding of applicable environmental regulations,  safety regulations,  and policies and procedures.
  • Maintain environmental records management, environmental manuals and procedures whenever required by agencies or by changes in operations, regulations, interpretations, or company policy directives
  • Work closely with local safety and environmental authorities and facility project management teams.
  • Conduct site audits/inspections/evaluations as necessary.
  • Responsible for facility environmental inspection programs to proactively detect, correct and minimize the impact of any non-compliance issues.
  • Develops and provides necessary training of plant personnel so that all facility employees have the knowledge and skills to comply with environmental regulations and policies.
  •  Monitor contractor environmental associated field work to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and permit requirements.
  • Maintain applicable active certifications and/or licenses, such as EPA certifications.


Works under limited supervision in a team environment. Supervises operators and contractors as needed.  Involves contact with all levels of employees through senior management, and frequent external contact with outside business partners such as vendors, suppliers and contractors.

MINIMUM Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering with minimum of 3 years’ experience in environmental and/or safety in an industrial setting or equivalent work experience demonstrated in a similar role/position.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal Environmental Regulations.
  • Knowledge of power plant operation and maintenance activities.
  • Proven ability to communicate technical information to plant personnel.
  • Personal ability to strongly influence and motivate employees and management in all areas of environmental regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage staff, influencing results through others.
  • On call availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Ability to physically conduct detailed audit/inspection of facilities.
  • Be available for unscheduled overtime outside normal hours for emergency call in.
  • Available for travel as needed.


  • Knowledge of environmental rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Environmental control experience.
  • Capital project experience.


Please Note:  The salary range for this role is  $104,320 - $187,200.  Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and consistent with the job location’s market pay rate. 


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

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