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Duke Energy Senior Transmission Permitting Specialist in Lake Mary, Florida

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Responsible for evaluating federal, state, and local environmental permitting requirements for Transmission capital project work concerning regulated electric transmission substations and lines.

Responsibilities Include:

Responsible for providing functional direction in preparing environmental permit submittals for all federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, and compliance assurance support related to Transmission capital project work. Serve on project teams to provide expertise on permitting design and overall permitting requirements. Maintain comprehensive knowledge of environmental regulations and compliance requirements, and working knowledge of their impact to Transmission projects. Provide support to the Transmission Construction team that ongoing Transmission capital projects are in compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations. Works independently to determines and develop approaches to solutions. Serves as a transmission environmental permitting expert for capital transmission projects and provides specialized technical design expertise and judgment to resolve complex permitting issues. Maintain project schedules and accountability for meeting specified schedules for permitting tasks. Track project schedules and task in Team Member. Develop processes and maintain appropriate permit records as needed. Overnight travel (25%) occasionally required. Fieldwork in rough terrain required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, sciences or other related field of study

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience.

  • Proficient in obtaining local, state, and federal environmental permits.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent negotiating skills with regulators and the public regarding the environmental permitting of land development projects

  • Ten years of experience supporting land development environmental permitting within multiple regulatory jurisdictions.

  • Substantial experience gaining environmental land development permits in Florida.

  • Experience work for an electric utility.

  • Professional certification/ license (i.e. CPESC, QEP, PWS, Florida Certified Erosion Control Inspector)

  • Demonstrate ability to successfully influence outcome with a high level of collaboration.

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife biology, ecology, or natural sciences.

  • Experience supporting and managing land-development projects and/or linear construction projects.

  • Experience obtaining regulatory approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, State Historic Preservation Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Experience obtaining Environmental Resource Permits from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection or Water Management Districts.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.