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NiSource Natural Resources Permitting Coordinator in Columbus, Ohio

Job Title: Environmental Coordinator

Job Code: 105017


A corporate-wide position involving professional technical skill and/or judgment in areas involving an integration of science, legal requirements, operational activities and policy. The Environmental Coordinator is responsible for analysis, design, implementation and management of existing and new environmental programs, regulations and legislation to provide environmental support for business units in a proactive, cost-effective manner that is consistent with NiSource policy and business objectives. Responsibilities encompass a wide-range of environmental program areas including, but not limited to, air, water, natural resource and waste management in accordance with local, state and federal requirements. Responsibilities also include activities related to enhancing and maintaining the NiSource Environmental Management System including analyzing and managing data to direct and cause continuous improvement related to environmental performance and to enhance and maintain a process to track, monitor, communicate and minimize environmental related risk. This position is intended to bring a wide range of challenging opportunities to someone who is eager to become part of and significantly contribute to an environmental leader in the energy industry.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promotes and assures safe working environment and public safety

  • Utilizes existing systems, processes and procedures to identify and communicate opportunities for environmental related continuous improvement

  • Integrates business and regulatory needs and coordinate with multiple levels and multiple business partners within the organization to utilize change management tools and skills to facilitate action planning

  • Provides clear, concise and effective communication with business partners to keep leaders informed of performance status

  • Coordinates with affected business partners to align business operational needs and constraints with efficient and effective environmental risk minimization and mitigation

  • Analyzes and interprets environmental related rules, regulation, policies and guidelines as necessary to meet applicable requirements and/or corporate directives

  • Prepares written summaries of environmental regulations and their impact on business operations

  • Identifies, develops, enhances and implements compliant and proactive environmental systems and programs

  • Prepares formal comments on proposed environmental regulations for submittal to state or federal agencies

  • Acts as a company representative for interaction with regulatory agencies, inspections, etc.

  • Works with diverse teams on program development in a wide range of environmental areas. Contributes to existing team activities in policy, sustainability, compliance, permitting and remediation

  • Coordinates and/or performs required environmental activities necessary to ensure environmental programs and permits are properly implemented and attain 100% compliance

  • Maintains a working knowledge of current environmental regulations and the regulatory process

  • Manages budget and resources to deliver results on time and within budget

  • Be a self-starter with a high degree of initiative and ability to work both independently and within a team

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Environmental Science, Engineering or related field. Equivalent work experience may be substituted

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years relevant experience is required for this position

  • Working knowledge of environmental air, water, natural resource and waste management requirements

  • Strong learning agility skills and able to adapt to a consistently changing environment

  • Self-directed aptitude and willing to contribute in a wide array of environmental disciplines

  • Competent in the use of electronic spreadsheets and word processing software

  • Ability to work cooperatively and build consensus within a diverse working group

  • Ability to use professional judgment and work in a self-directed manner with an appropriate level of direct supervision

  • Well-developed analytical and communication skills

  • Approximately 5% travel

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Knowledge of environmental regulations related to the energy industry

  • Knowledge of energy industry operations

  • Knowledge of operations support systems (e.g. Maximo, Work Management, GIS, CIS)

  • Well-developed analytical and communication skills

  • Experience directing third party consultants

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management


This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Work Authorization

Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$77,400.00 - $116,200.00

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At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.