Environmental Specialist

  • GE
  • Schenectady, New York, USA
  • Aug 06, 2018
Full time Air Quality EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Water Quality

Job Description

Role Summary:

The Environmental Specialist is responsible for implementing and maintaining specific areas of the Environmental program areas (air, water, hazardous waste and chemical management) for GE Power to ensure that all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements are met. This position will provide support to the EHS Leader and site Operations in maintaining compliance, and providing competent technical advice to ensure EHS management system requirements are met.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Environmental Specialist, you will:

  • Be responsible for supporting air, waste and water media compliance for the Schenectady site
  • Provide technical advice and direction on environmental, health, or safety (EHS) challenges and issues at the Schenectady site for assigned program areas
  • Support site permitting and emissions inventory calculations for air (and/or other media as assigned)
  • Support reporting and licensing / permitting efforts to ensure regulatory compliance, including RCRA, EPCRA, SPDES, and Title V
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with local regulatory agencies
  • Implement / modify EHS programs and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of existing, new and proposed environmental regulations for assigned program areas
  • Develop and lead training programs for assigned program areas
  • Provide project management as necessary to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Modify and implement compliance tracking programs and record keeping systems to assure compliance
  • Provide EHS guidance and support as required for all elements of EHS Management
  • Evaluate facility EHS conditions, assess risks and develop appropriate corrective-action plans
  • Track site progress against EHS metrics and goals
  • Participate in EHS compliance and program audits


  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering or related technical discipline from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with Gensuite applications or equivalent
  • Experience / general competence with Microsoft Office Suite tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Environmental permitting and regulatory compliance experience
  • Experience with environmental applications
  • Proven ability to negotiate successfully with regulatory agencies
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate cross-functionally and work independently
  • Open communication style with the ability to develop team relationships
  • Strong technical writing skills

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