Environmental Data Scientist

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Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, US
Jun 26, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.

Under general supervision of the Environmental Compliance Manager, this staff scientist position provides diverse services to the Environmental Services Division (ESD), Laboratory, and DOE customers. The position focuses on the Lab's environmental compliance and sustainability programs for regulatory requirements pursuant to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) permits and certifications, and for Department of Energy (DOE) directives. The position includes both office (information management system administration) and field (monitoring, sampling, inspections, and limited waste management) activities.

  • Support programs and activities applicable to meeting USEPA, NJDEP, Federal environmental regulations, Executive Orders, DOE directives, Environmental Management System (EMS) goals, and annual performance metrics related to environmental compliance and waste management.
  • Utilizing experience with environmental regulations this position will provide the following:
    • System design, configuration, testing, administration, documentation, and technical guidance for the Cority-Enviance cloud-based environmental information management system.
  • Designs, implements, documents, and supports environmental compliance and reporting solutions in Cority-Enviance. This includes tracking numeric and non-numeric data, compliance calculations, compliance and performance dashboards, task and workflow management, user interfaces and templates, compliance calendars and schedules, data and system reporting, and user support and training.
  • Assists with environmental monitoring, reporting and other compliance activities to support Laboratory operations.
  • Assists environmental staff on various tasks associated with environmental compliance, waste management, spill prevention, soil erosion prevention, energy and water conservation, and sustainability projects.
  • Assists in the development and review of Lab-wide and ESD procedures necessary to ensure compliance.
  • Assists with low-level radioactive waste packaging and associated administration of the radioactive waste management program.
  • Will contribute to cultivating sustainability initiatives and track data for applicable programs for reporting and award submissions.

Education and Experience:
  • 3-5 years' work expericce helpful
  • Bachelor's degree in information science, environmental science, physical/earth sciences, environmental/civil engineering, data sciences, or other related degree required.
  • In lieu of hands-on work experience, a candidate with a Master Degree in the degree areas above may be considered.
  • Must have technical experience in environmental compliance and monitoring, data management, or similar discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting environmental regulations and developing suitable compliance practices or ability to develop/interpret data management project requirements and system implementation.
  • Demonstrated competence in database management, related software, and systems.
  • Must be able to identify database attributes and implement project requirements into templates for numeric and non-numeric data collection and analysis, process workflows, task scheduling, and data reporting to support environmental management system requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Scientific, engineering, and practical knowledge of techniques and procedures applied to environmental compliance and/or waste management applicable to a wide range of activities. The work typically involves activity based on new legislation, regulations, Executive Orders, or new national or international standards.
  • Ability to communicate, both written and verbal, with all levels of employees in both formal and informal settings.
  • Ability and flexibility to work off-shifts and respond to emergencies. The incumbent may need to to work extra hours to ensure that they have completed all the work required for current projects.
  • Advanced training or experience in database systems, hazardous materials, environmental management, or related fields is also desirable.
  • Experience using database software (Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, EQuIS) to manage environmental investigation/remediation data. Specifically, experience with MS Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, judgment and problem-solving capabilities.
  • High initiative, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure within tight schedules

Physical Requirements:
  • This work may involve bending, twisting, lifting to move, at times with assistance, field samples and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:
  • Ability to conduct and oversee field sampling and other compliance activities in all seasons and a variety of weather conditions.
  • Comfort with potential chemical and radiological environmental hazards of the position.
  • Vision correctable to 20/20. No major hearing loss
  • Ability to qualify to wear an air-purifying respirator, if necessary.
  • Hybrid work model. Must have ability to work onsite 2-3 times per week. Remainder of work can be done remote.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

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