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Environmental Consultant

Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Grand Island, New York, US
Closing date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Summary:
The Environmental Analyst is responsible for maintaining environmental compliance and permit requirements and acting as the local technical expert with regards to engineering and environmental concepts for assigned locations. The incumbent will apply engineering principles to prepare technical reports, conduct periodic tests, audits, or inspections of organizational processes, collect, and analyze samples, investigate incidents and complaints, and recommend corrective action as necessary. Position will also have responsibility for the Rochester, NY Collection and Batavia, NY Collection market areas.

Key Responsibilities:
Participates in frequent field site visits, completes data collection, analyzes findings, and interprets findings by producing technical reports, tabulating data, and preparing charts, graphs, and sketches in support of facility engineering and compliance projects. Collaborates with facility management to maintain local, state, and federal permits for assigned facilities by identifying permitting needs, anticipating permit renewals, preparing, and submitting applications within an appropriate time frame, and managing electronic and hard copy filing of documents.Interacts professionally with regulators, customers, and members of the public with regard to facility permits and environmental compliance.Coordinates and manages third-party contractors and consultants in the completion of low and medium complexity engineering and construction projects. Participates as a team member in higher complexity and long-duration development projects.Identifies and corrects compliance issues by working with facility managers to coordinate process improvements and follow-up self-inspections. Collaborates with facility and regional management to obtain and report collected data in support of company and facility goals relating to safety, compliance, financial performance, and sustainability. Oversees ongoing compliance of environmental programs by coordinating required environmental training and performing self-inspections to ensure complete and successful monitoring and environmental sampling by internal and external resources. Assists with the development and implementation of new or revised environmental resource programs, policies, procedures, methods of operation and provides recommendations for enhancements to ensure effective systems and services are in place. Participates in training and other learning opportunities to expand knowledge of the company, products, sales, and services and performs any other duties needed to help drive our vision, fulfill our mission, and/or abide by our core values.

Education, Experience & Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or other related degree and 1-3 years of work experience in solid waste or related environmental industry. The incumbent must have a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment. A valid drivers license and an ability to travel among company regional offices throughout the Northeast is required.An advanced degree or certificate and FE/EIT certifications are preferred.Strong commitment to workplace safety, sustainability, and environmental compliance along with a strong understanding of environmental laws and regulations are necessary. High attention to detail, organizational, listening, communication and problem-solving skills are expected. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is needed.

Analytically minded, passionate, team-oriented individual who possesses the critical combination of precise attention to detail with an ability to see the larger picture. Outstanding problem-solving skills, adaptability, and data collection and presentation skills combined with the ability to work comfortably with others is necessary.
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