Position Title: Senior Director of Environmental Affairs
Reports To: AVP of Environmental Affairs and Policy
FLSA Status: Exempt
Basic Function: Pursue ongoing compliance of AMP’s environmental program through: satisfying permit and regulatory obligations; identifying and preventing issues; and rectifying problems as expeditiously as possible. Provide thorough analysis and problem solving during examinations of potential new additions to generation fleet and improvements to existing fleet.
1. Ensure compliant operation of AMP and member assets, as appropriate, with: applicable federal and state environmental regulations/rules; local ordinances; and issued permits.
2. Develop and implement plans and programs for identifying, preventing, solving and/or alleviating environmental compliance problems.
3. Assist in the development, management and implementation of AMP’s environmental compliance program.
4. Maintain general knowledge of regulatory requirements for all major environmental programs; provide management, member communities and field personnel with essential issues and technical guidance, both in writing and verbally, of actions necessary to fulfill environmental compliance requirements and objectives.
5. Provide up-to-date information to AMP and member communities on federal and state regulations in areas such as air, wastewater, hazardous and solid waste disposal, endangered species, and surface water.
6. Collaborate with other departments when preparing environmental impact studies to evaluate regulatory applicability and obligations of potential new generation, transmission, and/or other projects.
7. Provide thorough analysis and problem solving during examinations of potential new additions to generation fleet and improvements to existing fleet. Communicate critical considerations, mitigation strategies and regulatory context in written reports and presentations.
8. Represent the organization at regulatory hearings, legal actions and legislative meetings, as appropriate.
9. Prepare oil spill response plans, environmental compliance manuals, ground water monitoring plans, and other required compliance documents; conduct field-training programs designed to educate field employees and clients on required environmental protection practices.
10. Prepare complex permit applications, including calculations to support environmental engineering functions, dispersion modeling in various environmental media and collection of environmental samples.
11. Perform internal environmental audits on a rotating basis. Identify non-compliance incidents in the field and communicate problems to management following specific protocols.
12. Develop and manage contracts with environmental consultants and legal counsel.
13. Prepare and assist with management of program budget.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
1. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science/Engineering or a related four-year degree with additional relevant environmental experience.
2. Master’s degree in Environmental Science/Engineering is preferred.
3. Professional Engineer P.E. or Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) strongly preferred.
4. Minimum seven years of experience in environmental affairs, ten or more years preferred.
5. Must demonstrate the ability to establish priorities, analyze information independently, and prepare reports in a timely manner.
6. Must demonstrate strong project management skills while coordinating multiple projects.
7. Must have good interpersonal skills, be highly accurate and detail oriented.
8. Must have knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations with expertise in either air or water/waste regulations.
9. Must have experience interfacing with regulatory agencies and elected officials.
10. Knowledge of electric industry and electric generation, transmission and distribution equipment preferred.
American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for
135 members, including 134 member municipal electric systems in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia,
Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland; as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, a joint action agency with nine members headquartered in Smyrna, Delaware. Combined,... these member utilities serve more than 650,000 customers.
AMP members receive their power supply from a diversified resource mix that includes wholesale power purchases through AMP and the open market, and energy produced at AMP and member-owned generating facilities utilizing fossil fuel, hydroelectric, wind, solar and other renewable resources.