Sr. Environment Specialist

WGL   •  

Springfield, VA

Industry: Energy / Oil & Gas


8 - 10 years

Posted 371 days ago

Job Description Summary: Develop, implement, and continuously improve cost-effective programs and procedures to ensure company operations comply with regulatory and corporate environmental requirements at company’s former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites. Develop corporate MGP records and related policies and procedures. Serves as an internal environmental consultant to support business operations and resolve specific questions and problems related to environmental issues.

*Note: This role includes participating in the Department’s on-call duty 24 hours/day, 7-days/week on a rotating basis to respond to environmental incidents and to implement appropriate responses as needed.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
• Determine environmental compliance requirements and best management practices in former MGP sites, obtains and maintains permits, develops technical documentation, files government reports and maintains compliance records.
• Support the management of the East Station Consent Decree, oversees environmental consultants, review and revise progress reports by deadlines, support the development of budget and payment of expenses, and works closely with regulators on compliance requirements.
• Support the management of environmental investigations, remediation and monitoring requirements at former MGP sites.
• Organize company documents related to MGP sites and create written compliance summary for each location including corporate strategy, environmental investigations, remedial measures, regulatory actions and ongoing requirements, etc.
• Research and evaluate environmental regulations and standards, industry best practices and implement process improvements in compliance programs and tools as appropriate.
• Participate in investigations, perform field studies, monitors soil/groundwater remediation at former MGP sites, and oversees contractors in the area.
• Negotiate permits and agreements related to Washington Gas compliance issues with regulators.
• Write RFPs, evaluate bids, and manage work of contractors as needed.
• Assist with maintaining Environmental Dept. records and performing research tasks. Develop and maintain databases using MS Excel or SharePoint. Assist in the manual and electronic filing, and in the development of our internal Environmental Management Information System (EMIS).
• Support specialists by helping in preparing reports, memos, data tables, permit applications, maps, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science or relevant technical/scientific discipline is required. Professional registration as an Engineer or Geologist preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years of related experience in managing environmental investigations and remediation projects at complex CERCLA sites or former MGP sites.
• With a Bachelor’s degree in a non-technical field, at least eight years of environmental compliance work experience. Or, with a non-technical Bachelor’s degree plus a Master’s degree in a technical field, at least five years of experience in environmental compliance.
• Experience with RCRA/CERLCA and knowledge of river sediment remediation preferred. Experience with field work (groundwater/soil monitoring and collection), monitoring, report writing and analysis, and remediation a plus.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, 40-hour Hazwoper trained, and professional certifications as available.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations, remediation technologies, EPA analytical methods, relevant EPA and OSHA regulations, and industry standards.
• General knowledge of natural gas industry operations and OSHA regulations preferred.
• Demonstrated the ability to identify, measure and analyze environmental risks and develop appropriate programs, procedures and training to manage risks.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and document detailed data and to develop professional quality reports and presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to present ideas logically and concisely to diverse audiences at all internal and external levels, both verbally and in writing.
• Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, Sharepoint, GIS, Bluebeam, Adobe, and other scientific or business software for data management, research, analysis and reporting purposes.
• Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with business partners, supervisors, and peers.
• Demonstrated ability to verbally communicate necessary environmental and scientific information concisely and efficiently to diverse groups.
• Proven ability to establish strong working relationships with external and internal customers and regulatory agencies to carry out work responsibilities effectively.

WGL is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled

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