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Assistant Environmental Manager

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9/8/2017 4:00:17 PM
Pueblo, CO US
Job Description:

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.


Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


We are currently seeking an Assistant Environmental Manager. This position is located in Pueblo, CO. 




The Assistant Environmental Manager position will assume the routine duties and assignments of the ENV Manager, Compliance Manager, and Permitting Manager to enable them to focus on emergent challenges. The Assistant Environmental Manager serves as the project’s subject matter expert (SME) responsible for providing Permitting and Compliance support to the project’s Environmental Manager, Compliance Manager, and Permitting Manager.  Position will provide support in delineating the applicability of environmental regulations to PCAPP in the areas of: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Air Quality; Water Quality; and Hazardous Waste considerations. Evaluate and ensure compliance with environmental laws and programs through permitting, self-assessments, audits, inspections, investigations, and enforcement and corrective action activities.  Will support the Permitting staff in evaluating and writing RCRA Permit Modifications and will research and draft Permit Mods.




  • Coordinate all compliance and permitting schedule activities and ensure incorporation into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Perform liaison functions with off-site stakeholders; Gov’t clients; regulatory agencies and District sites. Responsible for the integration of environmental requirements into project planning, design, plans and procedures and risk assessment processes providing a proactive means to obtain and sustain environmental compliance while reducing the reliance on more traditional trailing indicators such as surveillance and audit results.
  • Work with Training to develop and provide effective employee education and training that provides a high level of environmental awareness within the workforce.
  • Maintain the Environmental Management Database.
  • Develop environmental assessment schedules and document assessment efforts to monitor compliance with applicable environmental requirements to support the Compliance Manager
  • Identify and track environmental deficiencies, corrective actions, and trends. Coordinate development of environmental inspection forms and supporting implementation of environmental inspection activities with plant personnel.
  • Provide technical support to the Permitting Manager and other responsible managers for resolution of environmental permit modifications.
  • Provide environmental compliance technical support to the Bechtel Pueblo Team; Engineering; Plant Operations; Waste Management; Emergency Preparedness; Training and other functional areas on the PCAPP project.
  • Interpret environmental requirements and determine applicability to the PCAPP operations in support of the Environmental Management team.
  • Develop and monitor a Project specific compliance assessment program (e.g., monitoring and inspections) tailored to the unique set of conditions and requirements (Pilot Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility) associated with each phase of the PCAPP life-cycle (i.e., operations; and closure).
  • Conduct oral presentations to regulatory agencies. prepare weekly, monthly, and annual reports on number of non-compliances; review and prep of daily inspection reports; preparation of non-compliance reports; preparation of RCRA permit modification requests; prep of reports to the State of Colorado on compliance or permitting issues; research reports on compliance history and court rulings.  These will require research in the Project records, public internet pages, and state records.
  • Provide support to the Environmental Management team by participating in Project meetings as a representative of the management team.




  • Bachelor’s  Degree in science, chemistry, or engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience with Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Department of Transportation’s hazardous waste transportation requirements. 
  • 10 years minimum experience with Permitting and/or Compliance activities associated with a RCRA hazardous Waste Treatment facility.
  • Work experience with the U.S. Army’s Chemical Demilitarization program or a commercial hazardous waste treatment facility.
  • Must be a US Citizen. The applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to be placed in a Public Trust Position. In addition, applicant selected will be subject to qualification in accordance with Army Regulation 50-6, for potential placement in the U.S. Army Chemical personnel Reliability Program (CPRP)
  • Ability to successfully pass medical screen, including the ability to wear a respirator and other PPE, lift up to 50 lbs., work in the proximity of toxic chemicals, and work in all outdoor conditions.




  • 15 years experience with large complex chemical agent programs, toxic/hazardous chemicals, chemical agent laboratory operation, or chemical surety programs in accordance with Army regulations.
  • Understanding of the requirements for establishing programs relevant to systemization, operation, and closure phases at a RCRA TSDF facility.
  • 5 years experience of government contracts program management (at least two multi-million dollar contracts) to include proposal management, negotiations, financial management (earned value management and funds management) and deliverable of reports on schedule and/or quality and safety of technical operations.








Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.


Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.


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