Environmental Specialist @ Veolia - Haworth, NJ

Job Overview

11 days ago

Environmental Specialist

Veolia - Haworth, NJ

Company Description

Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 179,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them. In 2020, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 43 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 47 million metric tons of waste.

Job Description

Summary: Provides support, coordination, and implementation of environmental programs throughout the Division that are compatible with VEOLIA and regulatory requirements that allow Veolia management to monitor, verify, and strengthen compliance with regulations.

Under limited direction, plans, organizes, coordinates and implements the environmental compliance programs for the NJ Division; takes action to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and requirements, advises management on practices to eliminate environmental hazards, reduce waste streams, investigates environmental incidents, chemical spill/releases, and prepares necessary reports to ensure proper reporting measures are met to all internal departments, as well as external regulatory agencies. Interface with corporate EHS team to implement corporate initiatives at the local level.

Supports the Utility Division Environmental Compliance Assurance Program (ECAP), locations Emergency Response Programs and other activities that enable UWNJ to continually improve Environmental performance.

Provides hands on implementation for operational support and coordination of all Environmental programs, working with corporate, legal, financial, engineering, and operations management teams to accelerate and improve the effectiveness of our Environmental activities.

Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Environmental Compliance Manager:

  • Provides technical and professional support for compliance with applicable regulations and implementation of programs at sites, and due diligence support related to new projects and mergers/acquisitions.
  • Maintains knowledge of federal and state EH&S regulations.
  • Communicates with environmental regulators on reportable incidents and permitting matters.
  • Investigate and resolve compliance problems, questions, or complaints received from within the company, customers, government regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Reviews the impact of proposed Environmental regulations and guidelines as it relates to impact on operating procedures. Provides guidance for compliance with regulatory change.
  • Develop and implement programs designed to increase onsite project awareness and knowledge of compliance policies, and long-range remedial solutions in response to environmental/regulatory practice investigations or existing hazardous conditions in order to reduce risk and protect company assets.
  • Audit and evaluate current policies, procedures, and documentation for compliance with government laws and regulations.
  • Supports development of company response and solutions with business plans, federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • Supports development of remediation solutions for submittal to environmental/regulatory agencies to minimize regulatory impact and compliance damages.
  • Assist with the preparation of training materials and coordination of weekly and monthly themes, completion of incident reports and generation of monthly statistics.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Prepare Permit applications.
  • Prepare and maintain schedule, associated documentation and reports for regulatory compliance (permits, testing, etc.)
  • Supports the use of compliance tools (e.g., WIMs, Intelex, etc.) in accordance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Maintain On-site Compliance Documents (OCDs) for NJ Division companies
  • Maintain ISO program documentation sets if applicable.
  • Designs and maintains NJ Division Emergency Response Plans.
  • Administers hazardous materials and waste management program including waste minimization procedures; reviews chemicals used and maintains required safety data sheets (SDS); serves as a First Responder on chemical spill/release incidents.

Reporting:

  • Oversees the timely preparation and dissemination of required reports, both internally and externally including those associated with federal, State and local EHS compliance requirements.
  • Supports the development of remedial action plans, monitors completion of remedial actions, and prepares necessary follow up to environmental audit reports.

Liaison:

  • Serves as a resource to managers in the Environmental Compliance and Emergency Response discipline.
  • Monitors the regulatory environment, and keeps abreast of relevant pending and in-force regulations.
  • Maintains Veolia Environmental electronic regulations federal and state registers, industry news bulletins, etc. and provides relevant and timely updates to affected facilities/operations.
  • Participates in Veolia initiatives, research programs and technical programs in areas associated with Environmental programs.

Operations Support:

  • Initiates, develops, implements, monitors, and manages environmental programs, policies, and procedures to ensure the organization complies with all current environmental regulations.
  • Regularly evaluates procedures, conducts periodic inspections of facilities and equipment to identify environmental hazards for improvement; issues notices of unsafe working conditions or hazard along with recommendations to safeguard the environment
  • Responsible for maintaining management systems required for ISO 14001/9001 certification, if applicable.
  • Required to participate in emergency on-call management rotation.
  • Standing member of the ECAP Audit Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications

Education/Equivalent:

Bachelor degree in Science, Engineering, Environmental or related field.

Work Experience Required:

2 - 5 years of experience in regulatory and environmental compliance required. Focus on regulatory compliance strongly preferred.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Environmental Reporting (i.e., Annual Waste Summaries, EPCRA Tier II Reports, SARA Toxic Release Inventory Reports, Air Emissions Inventory Reports, Annual Compliance Reports, etc.)

Environmental Auditing and Site Inspections

Water and Wastewater compliance and permitting

SPCC and SWP3 plan development and compliance

Air Quality compliance and permitting

Expert working knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations.

Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Proficient with Google applications.

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.

Ability to work well independently and as part of a cross-functional team.

Special Skills/Abilities Needed:

In-depth knowledge of federal environmental (EPA) and corresponding New Jersey regulations.

Strong technical and presentation skills

CHMM or other professional certification preferred

Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.

Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Environmental Compliance Manager:

Provides technical and professional support for compliance with applicable regulations and implementation of programs at sites, and due diligence support related to new projects and mergers/acquisitions.

Maintains knowledge of federal and state EH&S regulations.

Communicates with environmental regulators on reportable incidents and permitting matters.

Investigate and resolve compliance problems, questions, or complaints received from within the company, customers, government regulatory agencies, etc.

Reviews the impact of proposed Environmental regulations and guidelines as it relates to impact on operating procedures. Provides guidance for compliance with regulatory change.

Develop and implement programs designed to increase onsite project awareness and knowledge of compliance policies, and long-range remedial solutions in response to environmental/regulatory practice investigations or existing hazardous conditions in order to reduce risk and protect company assets.

Audit and evaluate current policies, procedures, and documentation for compliance with government laws and regulations.

Supports development of company response and solutions with business plans, federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

Supports development of remediation solutions for submittal to environmental/regulatory agencies to minimize regulatory impact and compliance damages.

Assist with the preparation of training materials and coordination of weekly and monthly themes, completion of incident reports and generation of monthly statistics.

Other duties as assigned.

Prepare Permit applications. Prepare and maintain schedule, associated documentation and reports for regulatory compliance (permits, testing, etc.)

Supports the use of compliance tools (e.g., WIMs, Intelex, etc.) in accordance with corporate policies and procedures.

Maintain On-site Compliance Documents (OCDs) for NJ Division companies

Maintain ISO program documentation sets if applicable.

Designs and maintains NJ Division Emergency Response Plans.

Administers hazardous materials and waste management program including waste minimization procedures; reviews chemicals used and maintains required safety data sheets (SDS); serves as a First Responder on chemical spill/release incidents.

Reporting:

Oversees the timely preparation and dissemination of required reports, both internally and externally including those associated with federal, State and local EHS compliance requirements.

Supports the development of remedial action plans, monitors completion of remedial actions, and prepares necessary follow up to environmental audit reports.

Liaison:

Serves as a resource to managers in the Environmental Compliance and Emergency Response discipline.

Monitors the regulatory environment, and keeps abreast of relevant pending and in-force regulations.

Maintains Veolia Environmental electronic regulations federal and state registers, industry news bulletins, etc. and provides relevant and timely updates to affected facilities/operations.

Participates in Veolia initiatives, research programs and technical programs in areas associated with Environmental programs.

Operations Support:

Initiates, develops, implements, monitors, and manages environmental programs, policies, and procedures to ensure the organization complies with all current environmental regulations.

Regularly evaluates procedures, conducts periodic inspections of facilities and equipment to identify environmental hazards for improvement; issues notices of unsafe working conditions or hazard along with recommendations to safeguard the environment

Responsible for maintaining management systems required for ISO 14001/9001 certification, if applicable.

Required to participate in emergency on-call management rotation.

Standing member of the ECAP Audit Team.

Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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