Regulatory (HazMat) Compliance Specialist (Woburn, MA)
We are seeking a Hazardous Materials (“HazMat”) Compliance Specialist to join American Tower’s Compliance team within the U.S. Tower division’s Legal organization. This team ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to hazardous materials. Day to day you prepare and process compliance filings for the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (“SARA”) for Hazardous Material Business Plans. As a HazMat Compliance Specialist, you will partner cross-functionally to resolve documentation discrepancies and complete and update compliance filings.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain an up to date understanding of regulatory changes and requirements at the federal, state, and local level, as well as about industry best practices, and incorporate those into internal policies and procedures. Support regulatory advocacy efforts and train coworkers on HazMat compliance processes.
- Ensure accurate HazMat inventory in the department’s site audit system. Maintain records of compliance documents, conduct routine follow ups with regulatory agencies, and assist with coordinating inspections.
- Evaluate the compliance status of acquired assets and work with regulatory agencies to determine the appropriate method for compliance curatives.
- Prepare SARA Title III Tier II Hazardous Chemical Inventory reports and site-specific hazardous materials plans for submittal to regulatory agencies, including preparing new and updating existing agency filings. Prepare and submit applications for air emissions permits, fuel storage, and other HazMat issues; ensure compliance with permits and related plans, including spill prevention, control and counter measure plans, and Operations and Maintenance Plans.
- Work with the Network Operations Center and Field Operations employees, as well as contractors, to coordinate and monitor HazMat compliance responses during contamination incidents, performing non-routine and technical HazMat compliance tasks with minimal supervision.
- Oversee HazMat projects related to asbestos and lead surveys or abatements, ensuring proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste. Assist with managing and overseeing consultants and contractors.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences preferred.
- Between 2–4 years of experience hazardous materials management experience in lieu of degree, including experience with requirements from local, state, and federal agencies such as the federal Environmental Protection Agency, state environmental protection agencies, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and National Fire Protection Association.
- Ability to understand and apply government regulations related to hazardous materials and wastes.
- Working knowledge of hazardous material, including hazardous wastes, asbestos, and other materials.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
- Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.
- Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment.
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Sr. Environmental Specialist (Westwood, MA; Berlin, CT)
This role is responsible for providing environmental services throughout the Eversource System that ensure effective business practices that comply with all laws and regulations and promote environmental stewardship and sustainability. Specific application areas within the Environmental Management group include Air Compliance Environmental Training, and Policy & Strategy.
- Develops and implements programs for monitoring and reporting on environmental topics within the specified Application Area.
- Conducts air compliance data collection and reporting for MA gas operations.
- Accurately researches and interprets applicable rules, regulations, laws and policies.
- Monitors governmental organizations for new rules, regulations, laws and policies applicable to the specific Application Area.
- Communicates requirements throughout the organization and provides compliance assistance tools.
- Defines and assesses procedural, compliance and financial impacts of applicable new rules, regulations, laws and policies.
- Ensures compliance throughout the Eversource System by representing Environmental Management on project teams.
- Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.
- Must be available to work emergency storm assignment as required.
- Strong knowledge in greenhouse gas/air reporting to state and federal regulators.
- Environmental aspects of the electric utility industry; distribution of gas; facilities management
- Federal and state environmental regulations related to Application Area disciplines
- Federal environmental laws administered by EPA, DOT and/or OSHA
- Federal environmental programs
- State environmental regulations of CT –RSR; MA – MCP; and/or NH – COAR
- RCRA, CAA, CWA , TSCA, CERCLA
- Mathematical and/or scientific concepts
- Qualitative and quantitative analyses
- Team membership skills
- Ability to act as a key liaison and to work effectively with various organization levels within and outside of the company
- Strong customer focus
- Ability to interpret and relate complex information in a user-friendly manner
- Excellent verbal and written communications
- Ability to use and apply sound judgment
- Initiative and personal ownership
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to multi-task and shift among multiple priorities simultaneously
- Demonstrated skill with MS Office applications such as Word and Excel
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a science-related major specifically focused on the environmental sciences or related disciplines required.
- Minimum of five (5) years of related technical environmental experience. Specific environmental experience in the Northeast region (CT, MA and /or NH) preferred.
Licenses & Certifications:
- Must hold a valid motor vehicle driver’s license
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Senior Environmental Specialist (Westwood, MA)
The Sr. Environmental Specialist is responsible for environmental permitting, due diligence and regulatory compliance related to work on major or complex energy infrastructure projects, including the construction and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution lines and natural gas pipelines.
- Responsible for all phases of the environmental planning, cost estimating, scheduling, and implementation of transmission and distribution utility projects with latitude for exercising initiative and independent decision making in support of the corporate environmental policies and goals.
- Take appropriate actions to respond to environmental requirements or incidents to minimize environmental liability and ensure compliance.
- Conduct environmental assessments, permitting, soil and groundwater management.
- Attend public meetings and hearings and provide oversight of contracts and consultants for such services.
- Monitors governmental organizations and regulatory agencies for new rules, regulations, laws and policies.
- Communicates environmental requirements throughout the organization.
- Ensures environmental compliance throughout the Eversource System by representing the Environmental Affairs Department on project teams.
- Clear understanding of municipal, state, and federal environmental regulations, permitting and policy in Massachusetts.
- Excellent communications skills and the ability to "think on your feet" are required.
- Must have technical writing skills, including the ability to recognize and resolve problems in technical communications; and can work independently and professionally with project teams, their attorneys, outside consultants, other utilities and regulatory agency staffs.
- Requires experience in managing or leading environmental projects under Federal Permitting Programs regulated under, or by, the Clean Water Act (e.g., Sections 401 & 404, NPDES SWPPP and SPCC Compliance), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Section 404 Permitting and Section 7/10 Conformance), the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (endangered species); and State Permitting Programs regulating soil and groundwater disposal, water quality, wetlands/waterways, Endangered/Protected Species, and Historical/Archeological Resources. Local permitting programs experience required (e.g., conservation commissions, zoning boards).
- General knowledge of applicable regulatory, engineering, and construction procedures; knowledge of the energy delivery power system; and the ability to utilize information technology and the use of Eversource Energy's office automation systems is required.
- Professional certification (PWS, CPESC, CESSWI, Forester etc.) highly desired.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 40-hour wetland delineation and regulatory training preferred.
- Working knowledge of GIS is preferred.
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource, Ecology, or related field required.
- Minimum of (8) eight years’ experience with environmental permitting processes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and/or Connecticut required.
- Energy-utility environmental permitting experience, preferred.
- Valid driver’s license required.
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New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)
Environmental Analyst II - Water Resources Protection (Lowell, MA)
NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across the regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise.
This person will assist the Director of Water Resource Protection Programs with various program issues, activities, and grants related to source water protection, emerging contaminants, and non-point source pollution. They will oversee NEIWPCC staff working in the New York Source Water Assessment and Protection Program.
Additionally, they will work with other NEIWPCC project officers to prepare individual project/program element work plans and budgets, approve payments under those projects, and pursue potential new sources of funding for projects. As well, they will assist in the preparation of grant applications for new and existing projects, contracts, and final project reports.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Project management. Serve as project manager for work in support of NEIWPCC’s mission, with guidance from the Director of Water Resource Protection Programs.
- Workgroups. Organize workgroup meetings, webinars, and related forums of appropriate state and federal staff. Arrange for meetings, distributes information, chair or co-chair meetings. Prepare workgroup updates for Executive Committee and Commission meetings. (Source Water Protection workgroup, Emerging Contaminant Workgroups, and Non-Point Source Pollution workgroup.) Collaborate with other program staff in the management of the Tracking & Accounting Collaborative, an interdisciplinary group addressing regional tracking and accounting efforts aimed at pollution reductions.
- Work plans/budgets/contracts/grants. Develop work plans, budgets, and contract/grant amendments and provide contract management. Track specific budget elements and contracts. Provide reporting on contracting deliverables under NEIWPCC’s contracts, including contracts with the New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
- Programmatic topics. Coordinate with Division Director and NEIWPCC’s Workgroups and Commissioners to identify and address regional priorities for better coordination of Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act activities; for source water; for emerging contaminants; and for Non-Point Source Pollution. Coordinate with Wastewater and Onsite Program and Water Quality Program staff on crosscutting program issues. Answer miscellaneous inquiries from state and federal agencies, consultants, and the general public about drinking water, source water protection, emerging contaminants, wastewater, water quality, technical publications, and NEIWPCC programs. Draft or review policy position papers.
- Quality management. Work with Quality Assurance Program Manager with review of Quality Assurance Project Plans as needed.
- Outreach. Maintain appropriate webpages on NEIWPCC website to ensure they are up-to-date and accurate. Provide background materials or write articles for various NEIWPCC, or other, publications.
- A master’s degree in environmental science, natural science, public health, earth science, biology, chemistry, or related field preferred.
- 5+ years of work experience in the field of environmental studies, natural science, public health, earth science, biology, chemistry or a related field preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; comfortable with public speaking and the ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely in writing.
- Ability to work independently, as well as a collaborative member of a team.
- Ability to travel regionally and nationally when travel is permitted again.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and access to own transportation.
NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. If interested, we welcome you to send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to us at email@example.com by January 4, 2021. Please reference #21-Lowell-002 in the email subject line.