Summary of the role & expectations:
The Principal Environmental Consultant Laboratory Services provides expertise to the Laboratory Services team and is a vital part of our environmental compliance and permitting support for our internal utility customers. This position is a subject matter expert with responsibility for ensuring the safety of laboratory operations, including providing technical work coordination and training of laboratory technicians in safely performing analytical chemistry methods.
The Laboratory Services team provides analytical chemistry support for our utility operations, including consulting services for the Environmental Department, Power Generation, Customer Service and Operations, and other parts of client. Our in-house laboratory is staffed with chemistry experts that have a deep understanding of the specialized needs of our utility operations in both the generation and distribution areas.
Ensure that the analytical chemistry lab needs of internal clients are met in terms of required quality, legal defensibility, timeliness, and cost effectiveness using both in-house capabilities and external resources.
Coordinate activities to maintain state laboratory certification.
Provide work direction, training and mentoring to team members.
Analyze and resolve complex problems, utilize a structured approach, and expedite problem resolution.
Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with clients, customers and key stakeholders.
Balance client requests with available resources and operational directives of team.
Utilize planning, scheduling and resource management expertise to effectively manage projected workload.
Position Minimum Requirements:
Bachelors' Degree in Physical Sciences, Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline.
10-15 years' of related experience.
Experience with Laboratory Information Management System.
Strong communication and analytical skills, organizational skills, leadership qualities and overall knowledge of state and federal regulations.
Position Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Labworks
Knowledge of utility industry preferred