Implement and maintain assigned environmental programs that are necessary to address regulatory and internal requirements. This includes reviewing and revising existing programs, implementing programs on a Laboratory-wide basis, and developing new programs as necessary.
Identify environmental permitting and compliance activities required by regulatory agencies, develop and implement a process and schedule for meeting those requirements, and coordinate necessary activities with other internal and external organizations.
Provide interpretation and guidance to workers and other Environment, Safety, Health & Quality (ESH&Q) Office staff for assigned programs.
Program assignments will involve risk assessment activities, conducting compliance reviews of regulations and other requirements, developing reports on technical work, field inspections and coordination, and integrating environmental programs with safety and other NREL activities.
Initial program assignments include:
1) EPA CGP implementation and oversight including SWPPP development/review for subcontractors, maintaining and monitoring permit status, stormwater inspections,
2) implementation and oversight of general stormwater performance including monitoring vegetation and BMPs,
3) assisting with MS4 permit requirements, and
4) coordinating and overseeing environmental requirements for small and medium construction projects, including drawing reviews, identifying appropriate specifications, reviewing submittals, providing guidance to project managers, and providing oversight of construction subcontractor performance as needed.
Provide support and backup for environmental programs assigned to other staff members. These programs will be assigned based on the needs of the ESH&Q Office and the expertise of the individual.
Provide support for environmental sampling as needed, such as drinking water, groundwater, soil, or waste characterization.
Perform special project technical work individually and as a team member or team leader.
Conduct or assist in assessments of environmental programs to determine effectiveness and develop and implement corrective actions in response to the assessment findings.
Develop and present training programs in support of assigned environmental programs.
Training presentation methodologies may include live, video, or electronic media. Provide back-up training presentation support in environmental program areas assigned to others.
Serve as a member of the NREL Chemical Response Team (CRT), for response to small to moderate size releases of hazardous materials. This includes responding to emergencies and maintaining necessary levels of training and certification via programs provided by NREL and available externally.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant PhD or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant JD or equivalent relevant education/experience. Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Strong leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.
Additional Desirable Skills:
Experience in Great Plains and Arid West Regions supplements to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual
Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting.
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
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