Cardno, Inc.'s Science and Environment Division Northeastern Business Unit is currently seeking to fill Temporary Compliance Monitor positions to assess environmental compliance as a representative of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during the construction of a natural gas pipeline. The position(s) will be managed out of our Newark, DE office, but will be located near the pipeline route in West Virginia and Virginia.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
> Conduct inspections of pipeline construction spreads and associated aboveground facility construction sites to evaluate compliance and implementation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) required environmental mitigation measures. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or utility terrain vehicles (UTV) may or may not be permitted on this Project, so extended walks will be required each day as part of routine duties across rugged terrain.
> Observe and document implementation of environmental mitigation measures in the field during all phases of pipeline construction/restoration.
> Regular communication with the Compliance Managers, the other FERC Compliance Monitors assigned to the Project, and the FERC Project Manager.
> Interact with pipeline company environmental inspection personnel to provide guidance on environmental compliance issues and interpretation/clarification of Project specific mitigation measures/conditions.
> Review and process environmental variance requests based upon specific decision authority criteria.
> Prepare all necessary reports typical for FERC compliance monitoring programs, including daily compliance monitoring reports, weekly summary reports, and variance request approvals.
> Continuing education courses in erosion control, permitting, or NEPA compliance
> Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship and possess a valid driver's license
> 5 or more years of relevant professional experience as a lead environmental inspector/FERC compliance monitor or manager on natural gas pipeline construction projects
> A complete working knowledge of all environmental aspects of pipeline construction projects and the FERC's standard pipeline construction best management practices, including but not limited to, wetland crossings, stream crossings, agricultural lands, residential construction, cultural resources, and erosion and sediment control design, installation, and maintenance procedures.
> Ability to live near pipeline construction spreads in West Virginia and Virginia. The proposed Project assignment may be approximately 19 months, but it could be longer or shorter
.> Ability to work extended hours (approximately 10 hours per day, 6 days per week typically) to monitor construction activities
> Ability to travel to and from construction work areas, and prepare compliance reports and other documentation> Excellent oral and written communication skills
> Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel
> College degree
> Previous experience as a Third Party FERC Compliance Monitor on a natural gas pipeline construction project
> Familiarity with the NEPA/EIS process and pertinent environmental regulations as it relates to natural gas pipeline project development
> Strong organizational, time management, and follow through skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and schedules
> Well-developed interpersonal skills - must work well with tiers of managers and other staff
> Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach
> Detail oriented, resourceful, and self-motivated
* Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.
Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D
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