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Environmental Specialist

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Colorado - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 20/02/2015
Company Name NREL
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Environmental Specialist
Golden, CO
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.
As a mid-level environmental specialist, independently conduct environmental assignments, field activities, and provide technical support for the EHS Office, and R&D and support organizations under general direction for the implementation of established environmental programs. Interacts with laboratory staff, administrative support staff, and line managers on a regular basis.
Develop, implement, and maintain assigned environmental programs to address hazards and comply with regulatory requirements. Program areas may include such areas as aboveground storage tanks, universal waste, and sampling. Program assignments will involve general risk assessment activities, conducting compliance reviews of regulations and other requirements, and developing reports on technical work. 
• Provide support and back-up for other environmental programs, such as wastewater, stormwater, waste management, ODS management , and EMS. 
• Conduct field activities in support of hazardous waste collection and packaging, chemical inventory, construction site stormwater inspections, and other environment-related programs. 
• Primary responder for small vehicular fluid spills. 
• Serve as a member of the NREL Emergency Response Team for releases of hazardous materials. Responsibilities include: participating in drills, classroom training, wearing SCBA, spill response and clean-up, maintaining required certifications, and other related activities. 
•Maintain emergency response preparedness equipment including monthly inspections, tank refills, inventory and restocking of spill control materials. 
• Conduct and/or participate in pollution prevention assessments and provide guidance to EHS and Laboratory staff regarding pollution prevention opportunities. 
• Conduct and/or participate in assessments, audits, and inspections of environmental programs conducted by NREL, DOE, consultants or other third parties, or external agencies. Develop and implement corrective actions in response to the assessment findings. 
• Develop and present training programs in support of 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. 
• Contributes to the continuing effectiveness and improvement of the Environmental Management System.
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.
•Skilled at providing thorough, imaginative, and practicable solutions to difficult problems 
•Ability to simultaneously plan and manage multiple tasks 
•Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of personalities 
•Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative 
•Demonstrated proficiency with basic computer software, e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. 
Occasional travel to project sites and meetings. Ability to perform occasional site work that can involve extreme weather conditions, moderate physical exertion, and travel to geographically remote sites. 
•Ability to walk up to one mile continuously; able to stand continuously for two hours; able to lift and carry forty-five pounds. Willingness and ability to participate in emergency response team activities, including the ability to wear a full-face respirator and Level B protection with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager 
•40 hr HAZWOPER training 
•Strong chemical safety training and experience 
•General knowledge of safety and health practices, procedures, and techniques 
•Ability to lead and participate on both intra-office and cross-organizational teams. 
•Demonstrated leadership in one or more areas of team, task, or project responsibilities 
•Working knowledge of Filemaker
NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans. 

NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please seewww.nrel.gov/careers/employment-policies.html.
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