Environmental Coordinator

East Long Beach, California, US
Closing date
May 23, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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We are looking for an Environmental Coordinator!

Under general guidance, the Environmental Coordinator is responsible for ensuring compliance with all issued permits and applicable local, State and Federal environmental Laws, Ordinances, Regulations and Statutes, and will have responsibility for all aspects of environmental reporting and compliance (air, waste, and water) including monitoring, inspecting, auditing, reporting, and recordkeeping for the AES Alamitos generating station.

The Environmental Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and insuring compliance with environmental compliance management processes and Standard Operating Procedures at AES Southland, for proactively monitoring proposed regulations that may impact Southland facility operations and business planning and will participate in various environmental and business planning work groups.

The Environmental Coordinator will also work closely with the AES Southland Environmental Team to implement the business Environmental Management System and complete any appropriate tasks within AESOnline/Intelex (ie. Internal and external audits).

The incumbent must be willing to take ownership of AES Southland's environmental compliance program, and act as a contact for all federal, state, and local environmental regulatory agencies for the AES Alamitos generating station and be responsible for all compliance and reporting deadlines.

Basic Requirements:

~ Interested candidates must have a minimum of 8-10 years experience in progressively responsible and diverse positions in environmental compliance and regulatory audits or demonstrate exceptional knowledge of local environmental regulations with the desire to be a leader in their field.

~ Experience in the power generation industry is a plus. Agency compliance reporting experience is highly desirable.

~ Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related engineering or scientific discipline required.

~ Ability to work under pressure within strict deadlines and while managing multiple priorities.

~ Strong working knowledge of air quality practices, NPDES and waste regulations.

~ Detail-oriented; ability to read, analyze and interpret environmental regulations.

~ Strong communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse group.

~ Self-driven, results-oriented with a clear focus on high-quality outcomes and business success.

~ Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project).

~ Valid driver's license or ability to obtain one.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

~ Assure site environmental compliance with all aspects of environmental regulations.

~ Provide plant personnel with environmental compliance guidance and training.

~ Prepare monthly, semi-annual and annual monitoring air quality, water quality and hazardous waste reports to various agencies including the California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, US EPA, State and Regional Water Quality Control Board, local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA).

~ Report on and provide management direction for the mitigation and correction of environmental deficiencies or excursions.

~ Ensure all environmental permits are current and accurate.

~ Help develop and track site specific environmental budgets.

~ Coordinate required sampling and analysis per environmental permits.

~ Maintain water laboratory to ensure compliance with accreditation programs.

~ Provide guidance for the management of, and ensure compliance with, all air quality source testing.

~ Submit all agency required reports, plans, and procedures timely and accurately.

~ Implement and ensure accuracy of the corporate environmental management system (EMS).

~ Assist in both internal and external environmental audits as required.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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