Environmental Scientist II (see PNMResources.com for Scientist I and Senior job descriptions)
Posting closes March 1, 2020
Salary Grade: G07Minimum Midpoint Maximum$60,243 - $79,822 - $99,400
Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.SUMMARY: Under general supervision, leads and coordinates assigned projects; leads and coordinates assigned projects, consults with other departments and organizations on environmental risk; and works with agencies and contractors.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Leads and coordinates environmental planning, permitting and compliance activities for company operationsWorks directly with entry-level scientists to guide and direct workInforms and advises Senior Scientists and department management on project status, direction and environmental riskDirects an appraises the work of environmental consultants and contractorsWorks on many projects concurrently and at all levels within project organizationAssists in the review of legislation, legal, and regulatory issuesConsults with other departments and organizations on environmental issues and constraintsInteracts with regulatory agency personnel on a regular basisParticipates in due diligence assessments for multiple types of transactions associated with real property and operational assetsStays abreast of emerging environmental issues and their potential impact on company operationsScopes and determines needed work product for specific issuesInterprets laboratory/field analytical results and compares to regulatory requirementsParticipates in environmental audit programsCoordinates and responds to spills and wildlife emergenciesCOMPETENCIES: Ability to work on several complex projects or issues at same timeUnderstanding of project management techniquesAbility to organize and run productive meetingsKnowledge and experience teaching and supervisory skills and techniquesMust have ability to provide and accept constructive criticismAbility to resolve conflictsWorking knowledge and understanding of the environmental laws and regulations governing the utility industryKnowledge of corporate policies, environmental management systems, and regulations and how they affect their work and othersAbility to review and comment on proposed regulations, laws, and stipulationsFamiliarity with engineering principles and engineering requirements of projects/operationsBasic understanding of electric utility industryKnowledge of GPS, mapping and sampling/field collection protocolsQUALIFICATIONS COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manualsAbility to write routine reports and correspondenceAbility to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizationMATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volumeAbility to perform unit conversionsAbility to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry and statisticsCOMPUTER SKILLS: Working knowledge of database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation softwareUnderstanding of GIS softwareANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY: Ability to solve multi-faceted problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to collect and analyze multiple data sources.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Ability to stand and/or walk up to 2/3 of the time and sit up to 1/3 of the time. Manual dexterity required and the ability to talk, see and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Occasional bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting and climbing. Some travel required. Exposed to outside weather conditions during fieldwork and in power plan environments. Exposure to wildlife.WORK ENVIRONMENT:Field/Office environment.
Preferred Experience related to Facility Compliance focus area:
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:Must possess a current, legally valid driver¿s license and meet the company¿s driving record requirements.