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Environmental Specialist - OnSite Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/7/2018

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Job Description

About us:
With nearly 200,000 employees worldwide, be part of a team that provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute directly to the sustainable development and competitiveness of people, businesses and industry.

Job Summary:
Responsible for providing services to client that result in the safe disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials including loading and unloading of waste materials and supplies, while maintaining compliance with contract conditions & requirements.  Coordinates subcontractors within the job and contract specifications and regulatory guidelines.  Provides guidance and training to all field service employees.  Prepares project estimates, proposals, and assists with contract preparation.  

Essential responsibilities and duties include:
  • Manage hazardous and chemical waste programs for clients onsite following Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other state and federal government agencies’ regulations
  • Execute onsite support services for the entire life-cycle of a hazardous materials management programs at client sites by performing chemical inventories, segregating chemicals, and shipping waste off-site
  • Characterize, consolidate, pack, and ship hazardous waste for clients per RCRA, DOT and Veolia guidelines/regulations 
  • Implement and follow customer SOP's, as well as, make adjustments through customer process to accurately reflect the process.
  • Perform and document environmental health and safety audits for clients in their facilities and laboratories 
  • Adhere to Veolia and its clients' Health and Safety Practices, as well as, establish a Safety Culture.
  • Interaction with client and client subcontractors in a professional manner.
  • Tracking and verification of reporting personnel's time. 
  • Respond to chemical spill emergencies by managing the containment, clean up, and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Ability to wear a respirator.
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows, Microsoft Office, as well as, Google business platforms
  • Overtime and some weekend work is expected as needed.
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions,/procedures
  • Establishing work plans and schedules for personnel and subcontractors.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Strong computer skills with database, Microsoft and Google office suites.


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Job Requirements

Preferred qualifications:
  • BS/BA in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Safety and Occupational Health preferred, but all majors are welcome to apply.  Experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as an individual
  • Leadership experience/potential 
  • Strong communication, problem solving, and relationship building skills
  • 3+ years in the hazardous waste industry characterizing, profiling, containerization of materials, labpacking, shipping, as well as, completing all required regulatory paperwork for shipment and disposal of non-hazardous & hazardous materials & wastes. 

Preferred Skills:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RCRA and requirements relating to the identification of waste and generator inspections.  
  • Completion of 40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper
  • CPR and First Aid Training
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Experience in a customer service environment
  • IATA Trained Preferred