Environmental Manager - Network

at Meta in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Meta is a global leader in terrestrial and subsea network investment. Meta is continuously expanding our network infrastructure around the globe to support our data centers, our fast growing user community and the new and innovative products that we are making available for our users. Developing, operating and managing network infrastructure the “right” way is synonymous with ensuring on-time delivery, high uptime, capacity availability, flexibility and capital cost efficiency in a safe and compliant working environment. Meta is seeking an environmental expert to lead and manage environmental due diligence and environmental permitting for our network (fiber optic cable) infrastructure portfolio. This position will support Americas region network investments and technical program management to oversee and mitigate environmental risks for network projects, and will coordinate with cross-functional teams, including legal, policy and communications. The nature of the projects will include direct investment in subsea and terrestrial projects, as well as supporting network infrastructure partner builds. Comprehensive environmental permitting and technical expertise and as well as excellent communication, organizational and program management skills are required for this position.This position will report directly to the Network Environmental Team Manager within the broader Site Development team under the Infra Data Center group. Travel may be needed infrequently to visit our network sites or attend agency and stakeholder meetings.

Required Skills:

Environmental Manager – Network Responsibilities:

1. Lead and provide strategic direction on environmental permitting and regulatory compliance efforts for network investment and construction efforts in the Americas, including Section 404, Section 106 consultations and/or Environmental Assessments/Environmental Impact Reports under the National Environmental Policy Act, where needed. Understand, communicate, and align these approvals with Meta development timeframes

2. Scope, review findings, and provide direction to consultants and internal teams on environmental conditions and permitting requirements

3. Provide environmental risk management through the network project lifecycle from initial due diligence through execution and operation

4. Identify and evaluate environmental permitting risks and regulatory changes affecting relevant development projects with a focus on network installation. Ensure and track adherence to environmental compliance obligations, including those outlined in permits or planning approvals

5. Develop, summarize and communicate environmental obligations across multiple diverse Meta teams, including design, construction, and operations teams

6. Provide environmental expertise to diverse internal teams and coordinate with other teams about relevant issues and requirements, including coordinating with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) teams where needed

7. Develop training and educational tools regarding environmental goals, compliance and awareness

8. Assist in facilitating the growth of the environmental program within Meta network and Data Centers teams as the company continues to grow and build environmental excellence

9. Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (up to 20%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

10. Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, planning, or other related field

11. 8+ years of experience in environmental due diligence and permitting efforts

12. Experience in environmental due diligence and pre-development environmental impact assessments

13. Experience with waters and wetland permitting in the United States

14. Experience with data management software and project management platforms

15. Experience managing multiple projects and coordinating with internal staff and external consultants, vendors and other stakeholders

16. Experience working effectively in teams, to establish and maintain cross-functional and positive working relationships

17. Experience working with highly confidential information

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

18. Advanced degree in environmental science, engineering, planning or related field

19. Experience working in environmental permitting for linear infrastructure, fiber optic and/or international subsea telecom projects

20. Experience working with Bureau of Land Management, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and/or other federal agencies

21. Familiarity with marine and coastal eco-systems

22. Experience managing environmental and regulatory permitting risk on joint investments with multiple partners

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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Job Posting: JC211224321

Posted On: Apr 21, 2022

Updated On: Jul 04, 2022