Environmental Specialist

Salt Lake City, Utah

Direct Hire

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Job Id: 63303

Environmental Specialist
This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations associated with pipeline project development, permitting, construction and operations support. This position is onsite in Salt Lake City, UT.

Environmental Specialist Responsibilities
Coordinates planning, environmental cost estimating and preparation of environmental impact assessments, biological resource protection and cultural resource evaluations.
Prepares and submits applications to procure environmental permits, approvals, variances, and other authorizations.
Writes and edits comprehensive environmental reports for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Supports/Advises various departments and organizations concerning company compliance with environmental regulations.
Coordinates the planning and implementation of the requirements of various agencies, such as the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.
Coordinates the planning and implementation of waste management and remediation activities.
Serves as liaison to environmental regulatory agencies in support of company functions.
Develops and maintains necessary documentation related to environmental compliance programs.
Performs environmental compliance audits and due diligence investigations.
Conducts required environmental training and periodic employee awareness programs.
Performs responsibilities as directed within determined timeframes and with a high degree of accuracy.
Able to complete work by established deadlines.
Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department and the company.
Understands customer needs.
Maintains the professional competence, knowledge, and skills necessary to effectively complete responsibilities.
Enhances job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for continued professional development and training.
Maintains sensitive and confidential information regarding company information.
Attends work on a prompt and regular basis and supports company’s employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules and Code of Business Conduct.
Ensures all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understands and complies with all policies, codes, and regulations applicable to position and company.

Environmental Specialist Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or other related natural resource field or equivalent and four-six years of environmental experience. Typically, six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor’s degree.
Advanced knowledge of environmental regulations, practices and standards, and law, construction environmental mitigation methods, procedures and operational compliance requirements.
Knowledge of biological resources, water resources including wetland regulation and permitting, waste management, cultural resource regulation, endangered species, air quality, land use and agency negotiation or a combination of experience.
Proven negotiation skills with state and federal regulatory agency personnel.
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, presentation, and database computer applications.
Basic math and writing skills, including spelling and grammar.
Ability to analyze and judge reports and records.
Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to negotiate.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Good organization skills.
Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to remote locations.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

Salary: $64,700-100,600 (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and can include coverage for medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401k with employer match, and wellness programs.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies’ staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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