Environmental Scientist, Safety, Health, Environment and Resilience

  • National Grid
  • Hicksville, New York

Job Description

Job ID 21891 Location Hicksville, New York Organization Safety, Health, Environment and Resilience Department SHER Assurance and Compliance

About us

National Grid is hiring an Environmental Scientist for our Environmental department in Hicksville, NY.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

Initiates, implements, manages and supports environmental programs, compliance and licensing activities.

Key Accountabilities

Responsibilities include management and coordination/oversight of various environmental compliance and permit programs that may include. This job will focus on air emissions monitoring and reporting and air emission compliance.  Knowledge of other environmental programs such as waste management, hazardous materials management, emergency response, water and wastewater discharge, fuel and chemical storage management is beneficial.  Additional responsibilities may include licensing, permit compliance, regulatory inspections and oversight of environmental activities at company and LIPA facilities. The position also requires the development and implementation of compliance programs in conjunction with the various operating organizations impacted; interaction with internal personnel, regulatory agencies and members of the public; and the ability to read and understand regulations, laws and statutes:

  • Regulatory reports must be filed within required deadlines.
  • Required contingency plans must be developed and maintained.
  • Actively participate in development of Environmental Procedures, Policies, etc.
  • Develop excellent rapport with field engineering operations.
  • Provide field support training, EMIS support.
  • Regulatory liaison.
  • Environmental emergency response management. 
  • Collaborates & communicates well with others and builds consensus around decisions impacting other organizations.
  • May include acting as a subject matter leader and may include resource,  coordination and/or  management of others within the  group including setting performance goals and performance management.
  • Coaching, and succession planning for the organization.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations is highly desirable.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are mandatory.
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel and Access Projects must be reviewed on a timely basis for permitting assessments.


•    Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or related field experience
•    2 + years of professional experience
•    Demonstrated knowledge of applicable environmental regulations
•    Demonstrated competency in environmental practice
•    Good understanding of utility construction & operation practices
•    Very good organizational and analytical skills
•    Demonstrated knowledge of applicable environmental regulations
•    Ability to manage contractors

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.