Support senior archaeologist and other senior staff in matters related to environmental permitting with a focus on archaeology and cultural resources. Review consultant work related to archaeology and paleontology on NextEra development and construction projects, including projects in wind, solar, transmission, and gas infrastructure throughout the US and Canada. Assist with strategy, mitigation and risk management/avoidance on archaeological issues. Help with process development to ensure consistency of cultural resource survey and analysis approaches across all regions. Provide quality assurance reviews and technical assistance during field work and agency reporting as necessary to minimize cost and or potential schedule delays. Support agency and stakeholder interactions regarding cultural resource issues. Facilitate state site file access agreements with state archaeological information centers and support research and analysis of confidential cultural resource information. Support cultural resource dialogue and “early contact” with relevant Indian Tribes. Support tribal cultural awareness education efforts. Ability to travel up to 50% of the time; often on short notice.
Successful candidate will demonstrate:
Expertise in Cultural Resources Management (historic/prehistoric archaeology, historic structures and engineering, historic landscapes and Traditional Cultural Properties) is the primary need with paleontology expertise a secondary need
Relevant archaeological field experience
Thorough understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 800)
Experience and understanding of the cultural resource issues in the Midwest, Plains, Great Basin, or Western US.
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated experience using ArcGIS and other ESRI software
Ability to respectfully consider Indian Tribe/Aboriginal cultural resource preservation perspectives
Speaking in public forums
Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)
Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Anthropology/Archaeology and/or History
3+ years relevant experience
About NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $16.2 billion, approximately 45,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 14,700 employees in 30 states and Canada as of year-end 2016. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ra...nked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune's 2017 list of "World's Most Admired Companies."
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