Environmental Quality and Compliance Specialist II

  • Charah Solutions
  • Hybrid
  • Jan 22, 2024
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Do you thrive in a company in which you roll up your sleeves and get it done?  Do you want to work for a company that is people-centric, execution driven, accountability focused and marked by world-class safety, a high level of energy and unquestionable integrity? If so, come join us.  Charah Solutions is the leading provider of environmental services and byproduct sales to the power generation industry.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, we assist utilities and independent power producers in sustainably managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. With over 30 years of experience, we also design and implement solutions for ash pond management and closure, landfill construction, fly ash sales, and structural fill projects. To be our best, we need the best. At Charah Solutions, our best begins with you.

Charah Solutions offers: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Short- & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401(k) with Company Contribution After 1 Year, Paid Time Off, Incredible Safety Record, and Well-Maintained Equipment.

This position will be responsible for administering and enforcing the overall Quality Program and Charah Solutions policies and procedures to ensure project compliance and ultimately, risk management by performing site inspections and audits of each site’s existing contract, quality, design, and permit documents.


  • Manage the environmental risk associated with the following laws and regulations:
    • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
      • Subtitle C – Hazardous Waste
      • Subtitle D – Non-Hazardous Waste
    • Solid Waste Regulations at Federal Level
    • Solid Waste Regulations at State Levels
    • Clean Air Act regulations
    • Clean Water Act regulations
    • Coal Combustion Residuals regulations
    • Community Right to Know Laws
    • OSHA
    • Mining Regulations
    • CERCLA- Superfund rules
  • Examine contract documents and identify construction quality standards to ensure obligations and requirements are met to the customer’s satisfaction
  • Examine permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure compliance with all permit and regulatory requirements
  • Prepare, organize and maintain inspection records
  • Perform site inspections and perform audits on project records evaluating operational performance and compliance with quality and permit requirements, respectively
  • Prepare written, oral, tabular, and graphic reports summarizing requirements and regulation, including enforcement and chain of custody documentation
  • Monitor follow-up in cases where deficiencies and/or violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports
  • Inform individuals and groups of pollution control regulations and inspection findings and explain how problems can be corrected
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental compliance, or similar academic program is preferred or equivalent related work experience. Five (5) years of experience in the field may apply in lieu of the educational requirement.
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in an environmental compliance position for a company in the environmental/construction industry required. A minimum of 8 years of experience is required for individuals without a bachelor’s degree.
  • Certification as an Environmental Specialist (CES) Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and Project Quality Manager (PQM) is required.
  • Certification as an Erosion Sediment & Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) within 6 months of hire required.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist preferred
  • Experience with solid waste management, permitting and compliance within a company that manages coal ash or industrial solid wastes preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology including applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Position requires honesty, dependability, and ability to be relied upon, responsible, and fulfill obligations

Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Ability to use electronic equipment such as computer, cell phone and handheld radio for communication with supervisors and co-workers
  • This position requires a flexible work schedule: nights, weekends and holidays
  • Travel with short notice to various locations by flight or vehicle. Anticipated travel demands of up to 80% per week to perform site audits and inspections
  • Must be able to climb, maintain body equilibrium, reach, grasp, bend and walk/stand/sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to hear and see naturally or with correction
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Be subject to loud noises
  • Be subject to atmospheric conditions - one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odor, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation
  • This position requires working in the internal and external environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints in a changing environment
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple tasks on multiple projects.
  • Ability to effectively communicate

Job Level





$59,149- $91,681

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