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Vice President, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE



The Omaha Public Power District has officially launched a search for its Vice President, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs. As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, you will have responsibility for the development of environmental strategies to support the company's decarbonization goals while balancing the present needs for affordability, reliability and resiliency without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This set of objectives will be achieved through several critical channels including, but not limited to:

  • The development of overarching enterprise-wide environmental strategies and advocacy strategies
  • The delivery of regulatory compliance consultation and adherence support
  • The ongoing delivery of environmental impact monitoring and measurement for the enterprise

In addition to championing our commitment to providing environmentally sensitive energy services, you will be counted on to contribute to the company's strategic direction and attainment of corporate objectives. This person will have a track record of solving complex challenges and is looking for an opportunity to help shape the future of a highly respected organization. Other specific responsibilities include:

  • Resource and guide the delivery of an internal consulting and support service function/team. This team will collaborate with OPPD business units in the identification and development of plans to enhance environmental consciousness, ensure regulatory/industry compliance and promote environmental sustainability.
  • Leverage the outputs of the environmental impact monitoring and measurement function to identify areas of opportunity to support the enhancement our internal operations, practices and overarching environmental impact as a company.
  • Build and maintain a competent/capable team accountable and empowered to deliver on the assigned goals for the business unit in a way that is consistent with OPPD's Mission & Values.
  • Provide for effective business unit operations, which include functional planning & execution; internal & external communications; fiscal & budgetary accountability and stewardship; and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Are you smiling while imagining the possibilities of œwhat could be? Interested in learning more? If so, please see the of list of resources below to familiarize yourself with the journey OPPD is on and let us know how you think you could help when submitting your application of interest.

Corporate Reports:


Governance & Strategic Directives:





  • Bachelor degree in a technical field such as natural sciences, engineering, or business disciplines OR Ten+ (10+) years of experience in a related field/role
  • Thorough understanding of strategic planning, budgeting, and broad familiarity with all corporate operations
  • Knowledge of laws/regulations and practices affecting the overall corporate operation
  • Experience with environmental management systems standards


  • Master's degree
  • Working knowledge of Regional Transmission Organizations, like the Southwest Power Pool
  • Alternative energy generation experience
  • Broad knowledge of the electric utility industry, including accounting practices and OPPD operations

Closing Statement


At Omaha Public Power District, we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are”wherever you are” and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

OPPD is committed to being an Equal Opprotunity Employer

Salary Range: EX8

Min: $286,000

Mid: $357,000

How To Apply


Apply on or before July 31, 2022. 

Recruiter: John Staup -  #LI-JS3


Date Posted June 16, 2022
Date Closes August 15, 2022
Requisition 296609
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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