Directs the activities of Environmental Scientists, consultants, and other professionals and technicians assigned to certain projects, including direct supervision of Big Rivers’ central lab. Reviews and analyzes proposed/existing legislation/regulations and provides detailed compliance plans for management consideration. Assists as needed on environmental impact studies of facilities and license and permit application process. Collaborates with plant environmental professionals to provide technical direction for new and standard methods of testing used in gathering environmental information. Develops, conducts or evaluates studies and experiments to assess the impact of operating construction activities on the environment. Reviews and recommends operating and administrative procedures, records, and information required to support regulatory requirements. Assesses reports and data compiled by Company personnel, contractors, consultants, governmental agencies, and others in order to determine environmental impact of Company facilities.
Demonstrated understanding of issues associated with air, water and waste permits in general and specifically KPDES and Solid Waste as related to the combustion of coal to produce electricity.
Provides interface between various regulatory agencies' staff and the Company. Contacts consultants, governmental agency personnel, and others to gather and provide information relating to design and operations of facilities, compliance, and licensing. Develops and provides technical training, as necessary, in support of environmental regulations and related Company procedures. Represent Big Rivers in strategy and planning meetings with both state and national entities aimed at developing legislation/regulation that is pertinent and effective at achieving the target results.
Technical degree preferred in environmental science, engineering, geology or related disciplines plus 10 years related experience and/or training, and 5 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Expected to stay abreast of all environmental regulations that are applicable to Big Rivers’ various facilities, including but not limited to air, water, and waste. Act as a liaison and resource for plant environmental professionals. Ability to thoroughly analyze regulations and cooperatively develop compliance plans for Company facilities and operations.
Internal Number: IRC6193
About Big Rivers Electric Corporation
Big Rivers Electric Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) headquartered in Henderson, Kentucky. We provide wholesale electric power and services to three distribution cooperative members across 22 counties in western Kentucky.
The member cooperatives are Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, Kenergy Corporation, and Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation. The three member-owners of Big Rivers serve more than 116,000 members.