Sr. Environment Specialist

  • WGL
  • Springfield, VA, USA
  • Aug 21, 2018
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Energy Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Job Description


Supports the development, evaluation, implementation, and continuous improvement of 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. Develops corporate MGP records and related policies and procedures. Serves as an internal environmental consultant to support company operations and resolve specific questions and problems related to environmental issues. Assists in the development of the Environmental Department’s strategy, budget development, and Environmental Liability Management. 

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, obtain and maintain permits, perform regulatory analysis, develop technical documentation, file government reports and maintain compliance records. 
• Provide guidance and direction to managers, supervisors, and other professionals to ensure corporate compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. 
• Support the management of MGP Program, execution of environmental covenants, oversees environmental consultants, reviews and revises progress reports by deadlines, supports 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 site including corporate strategy, environmental investigations, remedial measures, regulatory actions and ongoing requirements, etc. 
• Identify environmental liability concerns and develops recommendations to improve internal controls, policies and procedures to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. 
• Research and evaluate environmental regulations and standards, industry best practices and implements process improvements in compliance programs and tools as appropriate. 
• Supervise and participate in investigations, performs field studies, monitors soil/groundwater remediation at former MGP sites, and oversees contractors in the field. 
• Support the development and maintenance of project metrics for project tracking/analysis and prepares/ delivers reports to all levels of management and stakeholders to measure and explain environmental performance results. 
• Determine and maintains computer system/program requirements to optimize data collection and reporting. 
• Negotiate permits and agreement 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, performing research tasks, data mining, and statistical analysis. Develop and maintain databases using MS Excel or SharePoint. Assist in manual and electronic filing, and in the development of our internal Environmental Management Information System (EMIS). 
• Support MGP Program by assisting in preparing reports, memos, data tables, permit applications, maps, etc. 
• Determine needs and maintains computer system/program requirements to optimize data collection, management, analysis, and reporting. 
• Other duties as assigned. 

Skills & Abilities
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science or relative technical/scientific discipline 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 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites and/or former MGP sites is required. 
• With a Bachelor’s degree in a non-technical field, at least 8 years of environmental compliance and remedial work experience. Or, with a non-technical bachelor’s degree plus a Master’s degree in a technical field, at least 5 years of experience in environmental compliance and remediation. 
• Experience with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (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. 
• Demonstrated working knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations, remediation technologies, EPA analytical methods, relevant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, and industry standards. 
• General knowledge of natural gas industry operations and OSHA regulations preferred. 
• Demonstrated 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 basic environmental and scientific information concisely and effectively to diverse groups. 
• Proven ability to establish strong working relationships with external and internal customers and regulatory agencies to effectively carry out work responsibilities. 
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, 40 hour Hazwoper trained, and professional certifications as available. 

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

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