Long Beach, CA, United States
Zekelman Industries is seeking an Environmental Manager, based out of our Western Tube facility in Long Beach, California.
Reporting to the Director of Environmental Affairs, this person is responsible for the environmental reporting and compliance for the company's manufacturing facility located in California, United States. Other responsibilities include the preparation of calculations, cost estimates, environmental impact data and related documentation and presentations. Assignments require occasional independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification to standard environmental techniques, procedures, and criteria.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
Provides support and on-going management of various environmental projects including storm water, waste/process water, hazardous and California-hazardous waste streams, environmental compliance, environmental clean-up, construction, and facility improvement projects.
Performs project fieldwork, conducts minor survey tasks, collect and prepare samples for environmental sampling. Order tests and inspections to compare to current standards. Prepares technical reports for review agencies of various levels.
Assists with the procurement and administration of consultant and contractor services. Monitors construction and vendor activities to assure contractual compliance for specific environmental service projects.
Participates in project technical meetings and prepare written minutes and reports as required. Prepare presentations for diverse audiences. Provides technical support at agency meetings.
Maintains and updates environmental documents, tank monitoring records, and project technical files by recording, tracking, and reporting project and/or operating data.
Provides guidance and training regarding environmental management, pollution prevention, and compliance issues specific to California regulations. Participates in environmental site inspections and audits. Provides technical assistance during spills and other environmental emergencies including potential environmental liabilities.
Provides persons responsible for preparing regulated wastes for shipment the proper training to complete documentation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of environmental legislation (Federal and California specifc), resource conservation, pollution prevention practices and engineering principles.
Demonstrated knowledge of environmental monitoring, mitigation principles and compliance with environmental guidelines.
Ability to prioritize assignments, meet deadlines while completing and coordinating concurrent inter-jurisdictional projects.
Ability to interpret, prepare and present information from engineering plans, specifications, drawings and current government legislation.
Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork and prepare drawings/documentation.
Ability to perform environmental calculations, analyze and present data, document and present conclusions.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with employees, supervisors, consultants, the public and third party advocacy groups.
Demonstrated knowledge of reporting requirements including the annual air permit reporting, waste class registration, and water discharge reporting.
Ability to travel to various Zekelman Industries locations throughout the US
Education & Experience:
5-7 years' experience in managing environmental and regulatory compliance in a manufacturing facility in the State of California.
Bachelor's degree in environmental science or related field (chemistry, engineering, etc.)
Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low cost, high quality medical and dental benefits. In addition, we have a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting and much more.
We are Zekelman Industries.
We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.
We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.
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World Wildlife Fund
Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
WWF, the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Chief of Party candidate for the USAID funded Combatting Wildlife Crime Project (CWCP) in KAZA and Namibia, a part of USAID's regional Combatting Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa Program. This position is based in Windhoek, Namibia. The CWCP seeks to counter growing threats from transnational wildlife crime to globally important populations of black rhino and elephant in northwest Namibia and the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), respectively. WWF will partner with TRAFFIC, Namibian NGOs, KAZA stakeholders, and key government agencies to reduce these threats by improving: knowledge of wildlife crime and trade dynamics community stewardship communitybased support to law enforcement (LE) capacitybuilding of rangers inside and outside protected areas (PA) enhanced judicial processes, wildlife crime investigations and prosecutions, and interagency cross border collaboration. Central to this process will be the creation of a multiagency approach to share knowledge and information on wildlife crime within Namibia and among the KAZA countries of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The collective impact of this Project will be an increase of rhino populations in Namibia and promotion of crossborder movement and stabilized elephant populations in KAZA
WWF Namibia, as the Consortium lead, will guide and coordinate the KAZA and Namibia components of this Project.
The Consortium partners for the KAZA component are WWF (Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe), TRAFFIC, IRDNC, EcoExist, KAZA Secretariat, and IUCN, while a partner organization for Angola will be identified. For the Namibia component they are WWF Namibia, IRDNC, LAC, NNF, SRT, NACSO, MET, and TRAFFIC.
The WWF Chief of Party will be responsible for the performance, communications, partner relationships, and all technical aspects of the CWCP as well as developing strong relationships with partner governments. More specifically s/he will:
Provide overall project direction and management and maintain vision and commitment to outcomes/results.
Serve as the principal liaison with USAID. Ensure timely submission of all required programmatic deliverables to USAID including work plans, technical reports, and PMPs.
Create and oversee the functioning of two CWCP Management Committees (KAZA and Namibia components) and act as Secretary to the overarching CWCP/KAZA and Namibia Steering Committee.
Ensure effective stakeholder engagement and buyin with CWC activities with an emphasis on government agencies involved in combatting wildlife crime (environment ministries, judiciary, etc.), communitymembers, and private sector.
Provide technical expertise to project implementation as appropriate.
Oversee design, award, and implementation of multiple grants to Namibian and KAZA Consortium members or stakeholders.
Responsible for identification of consultancy requirements, TORs for such assignments, and management of contracted consultants.
Ensure alignment of CWCP objectives and activities with regional and national frameworks for transboundary conservation and combatting wildlife crime.
Seek synergy with other wildlife crime investments in Namibia and KAZA.
Work closely with other USAID Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) consortiums to learn from each other avoid duplication of effort and by developing tools and approaches that can be easily adapted to different settings.
Supervise CWCP personnel as required.
Maintain close lines of communication with WWFUS Home Office with technical and operations staff.
At least a Master's-level degree in natural resource management, international development, or related field of study.
A minimum of 12 years of leadership experience in managing conservation and/or international programs or projects of similar scope and scale to CWCP; and with the proven ability to effectively work and collaborate with national government authorities and other stakeholders. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 5 years of experience, ideally in the southern Africa region.
Extensive familiarity with US Government Project management, administrative and regulatory requirements, inclusive of at least five years of experience in managing multi-partner USG-funded projects in natural resource management or related sector.
Demonstrated capabilities in high-level strategic visioning and leadership.
Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of large-scale international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting.
Strong communication skills, high fluency in written and verbal English.
Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally sensitive, and ability to lead or work effectively as a team member. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners, and the ability to lead multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams.
Demonstrated high level of expertise in international conservation such as protected area management, community-based natural resource management, and/or related topics.
Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page , Requisition # 17039
Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone
Please submit your resume for this role ASAP
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/s4643jshqdnfpgc6
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The Nature Conservancy
The Water Scarcity and Markets Strategy Director oversees the development and implementation of strategies designed to address widespread water scarcity that is threatening nature and people. S/he provides strategic leadership and support for development of an organizational-wide strategy to focus action at multiple scales, and establishes strategic priorities and leadership within the Global Water team.
The Water Scarcity and Markets Strategy Director sits within The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Global Water Team. S/he develops global strategies to address water scarcity and leads the team to oversee those strategies’ implementation. The Director serves as the principal contact with government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations, and the academic community for issues pertaining to water scarcity. S/he establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within this area of responsibility, defines conservation priorities, leads and manages a team which supports and improves conservation efforts, and builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. S/he engages global community support to scale innovation, negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, agriculture sector leaders, cities, and corporations, and scales these partnerships to advance policy and practice changes that can measurably alleviate water scarcity. This includes encouraging changes in policy and cultural norms to better value water, and encouraging new mechanisms for financing conservation. The initial focus is on developing and testing a coherent strategy for the development of water markets, identifying the specific barriers to valuing water appropriately for the benefit of nature and people, and devising ways to scale and improve the functionality of water markets. The Water Scarcity and Markets Strategy Director will work closely with field teams already engaged in developing mechanisms to value and flexibly manage water in the face of scarcity, and explore new geographies with field leadership. The Water Scarcity and Markets Director will work closely with the NatureVest team in executing impact investment water market deals, by setting priorities for the portfolio of projects that supports the market strategy, and by ensuring maximum value to conservation and the markets strategy during project design. The Water Scarcity and Markets Strategy Director develops a community of practice for the Conservancy around water markets in collaboration with field teams, disseminates best practices, provides training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and develops key partnerships with public & private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions, innovative scientific methods, analysis, tools and frameworks to address freshwater ecosystem needs. The Director will work closely with the other TNC global, regional and system teams working in agriculture, cities and climate adaptation to explore ways to further promote the efficient use of water and its allocation to the environment. S/he may play a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. This position reports to the Managing Director for Water Security.
Responsibilities & Scope:
Geographic/programmatic size and scope is global, though the direct reporting relationships is limited to a small team.
Responsible for leading efforts to define TNC-wide strategies to address water scarcity, focusing on water markets. Develops long-term strategies and ensures strategic goals and objectives are met in support of TNC global goals
May be responsible for leading or co-leading organization-wide programs or projects, and organizing cross-functional support.
Recruit, retain and manage high quality and effective multi-disciplinary staff with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
Responsible for program budgeting and financial management of grants
Represents TNC externally with donors, corporate sector and government leaders.
Responsible for building a community of practice around market-based approaches. Broad management and leadership responsibility for 10+ practitioners, both internal and external to the organization.
Supports development of TNC’s water markets thought leadership platform, including speaking at conferences/seminars
Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience and judgment.
May require frequent travel domestically and/or internationally and evening and weekend hours. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
BA/BS degree and 10 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience and success developing conservation and/or policy strategies
Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
Experience directing a major program or project of strategic importance, including management/supervision of multi-disciplinary teams and meeting deadlines.
Experience working with current trends and practices in freshwater conservation.
Experience developing partnerships (NGO, academic, community, government)
Experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the state or country level based on an understanding of social and economic drivers.
Experience with financial management of a large program.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID#45431 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST June 12, 2017. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Boston, MA, United States
Senior Manager, Clean Vehicles
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.
For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).
Description & Responsibilities
The Senior Manager, Clean Vehicles will play a key role in building utility and company support for clean vehicles as well as working with influential investors and companies to advance clean transportation policies at the state and federal levels. The Senior Manager will focus on encouraging companies to increase the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in their fleet, promote employee EV purchases and installation of workplace charging stations; support policies that advance clean transportation; and produce analytical materials that make the business case for clean transportation. This position will support coordination efforts to engage investors with companies, especially electric power companies, in accelerating their commitment to clean vehicles. The Senior Manager will work closely with investors in the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability. The network comprises more than 130 institutional investors, collectively managing more than $17 trillion in assets, advancing leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies and policy solutions. This is a full-time position based in our Boston office and will report to the Director, Transportation.
Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Design and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector deployment of clean vehicles – with a particular focus on EVs – working in close coordination with the director of transportation and in collaboration with the Ceres Investor, Company and Policy Networks, and the California team.
Collaborate with Ceres Investor Network to support investors on engagement with utilities and other companies, and to unleash investor support for clean transportation
Support Ceres transportation team and the Ceres Company Network with regard to engaging companies to build support for, and enable, clean transportation goals and investments
Collaborate with Policy and California teams on state and federal clean transportation incentives and policies
Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings and events regarding clean transportation
Conduct research on clean transportation, with a particular focus on the business case, opportunities, and public policy context for investors and companies
Partner with Ceres’ Director of Shareholder Engagement, drafting memoranda, letters and other resources making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on clean transportation as a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change
Work with the Ceres communications team to draft online reports and other content including press releases and statements, op-eds and blogs, and social media.
Coordinate with Ceres’ Development team to develop fundraising proposals to support Ceres’ clean transportation work
Co-supervise consultants and interns, including hiring, training, conducting reviews and supporting professional development
Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements, collecting success stories, tracking corporate commitments, and preparing minutes for meetings and conference calls.
Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related field - experience in transportation and clean vehicles preferred;
Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred;
Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, clean transportation, EVs and corporate sustainability issues;
Understanding of the role of business and the financial sector/investment community;
Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation;
Successful record of organizing and executing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
Strong advocacy or campaign experience preferred;
Excellent research and online report and media writing skills;
Experience supervising staff members or external consultants;
Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills;
Experience working with the media and reporters and producing online content (statements, blogs, op-eds) a plus;
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, Google Docs, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.
How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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