Senior Environmental Adviser

NV Energy Las Vegas , NV 89134

Posted 6 days ago

Full/Part Time



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Charles Lenzie Plant

Travel Percentage
5 - 10%

Regular Shift



Basic Purpose

Provides onsite environmental support and manages overall environmental compliance at the company's power generating stations in the Apex Valley north of Las Vegas, Nevada, with a focus on air quality. Independently manages projects. Evaluates regulatory requirements for existing stations and proposed projects. Manages contractors and budget to minimize environmental risk. Consults with management on environmental aspects of planning, financial, legal, and risk assessments in many areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provides support in day to day environmental compliance activities, with a focus on air quality issues

  • Ensures timely and accurate inspections, sampling, analysis, compliance testing, recordkeeping, monitoring, reporting, and training

  • Manages operation and reporting from continuous emission monitoring systems

  • Advises, educates, and supports plant management and others in permit compliance

  • Functions as key point of contact to environmental agencies for plant compliance issues; Manages agency inspections and follow-up

Manages projects and coordinates environmental planning, scoping, and compliance

  • Schedules and manages environmental project budgets

  • Tracks cost and advises management on project performance

  • Informs and advises management on project direction and economic or legal risk

  • Guides and directs the work of other project team members

  • Prepares bid scopes and selects, directs, and assesses work of environmental consultants and contractors

  • Interfaces with regulatory agencies on requirements

  • Works on several detailed and complex projects and issues at once, minimizing environmental risk

Manages investigations related to air, water, or hazardous waste issues

Directs decision-making regarding interpretation of laboratory/field analytical results

Directs decision-making regarding spill response

Contributes to environmental permitting efforts

Maintains a network of professional contacts, including agency personnel

Interfaces with the public on sensitive environmental issues and educational programs

Represents the company's interests in utility/other organizations

Reviews and comments on environmental laws, regulations, and legal issues; Participates in stakeholder processes

Ensures all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understands and complies with all applicable policies, codes and regulations

Performs related duties as assigned


Essential Education, Skills, and Environment

Bachelor's degree in the area of specialty from an accredited school plus 6 years of related experience. Candidates that do not possess a bachelor's degree must have a minimum of 10 years of related work experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Continuous emission monitoring systems in the EPA acid rain program

  • Developing innovative solutions for diverse environmental challenges encountered at an electric utility

  • Leading air quality compliance projects in an electric utility or industrial organization

  • Federal, state and local environmental regulations

  • Understanding corporate policies and direction to incorporate into project goals

  • Reviewing regulations, stipulations, and interpret financial or legal risk to the corporation

  • Perceive emerging issues and potential impact to the company

  • Performing unit conversions; applying concepts of basic algebra, geometry, chemistry, and statistics

Skills such as:

  • Interpersonal, communication, conflict resolution, and negotiation

  • Analytical and project management techniques

  • Facilitator, time management, and teaching others

Equipment and Applications

Continuous emission monitoring systems as well as PCs, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and environmental management systems, and presentation software.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

General office environment. Required standing and/or walk up to 2/3 of the time and sit up to 1/3 of the time. May require light lifting and moving up to 10 pounds. Occasional bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting and climbing. Some travel required, including driving. Exposed to outside weather conditions during fieldwork and in power plant environments. Exposure to wildlife.


Annual Salary: $81,500 (Min) to $105,200 (Mid); Up to 10% Short Term Incentive Plan opportunity at the discretion of the company.

This is a non-represented position.





Life Insurance


Flexible Spending Accounts

Tuition Assistance
401(k) with a Company match provision


and more, visit our Corporate website for detailed information


NV Energy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact Human Resources via email at or call our HR Help Desk at (702) 402-5500 and select '0' or Fax your request at (702) 402-0031. TTY Sensory Impaired - 711


Depending on qualifications of applicants, this position may be filled at a lower level than that which is posted such as Environmental Adviser.


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