Environmental Compliance Manager
Requisition # 2019-9809
Department PPPL ES&H
Category Environment and Sustainability
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Under general supervision of the Head of Environmental Services, this position provides environmental compliance services to Laboratory and DOE customers through the Environmental Services Division (ESD). The position focuses on the Lab's environmental compliance and radioactive waste management programs for regulatory requirements pursuant to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) permits and certifications and for Department of Energy (DOE) directives. Develops and maintains policies, plans and procedures for the environmental compliance and radioactive waste management programs. This position also provides leadership to PPPL's environmental stewardship and employee outreach programs and to voluntary environmental stewardship programs and subject matter expertise and support for environmental remediation monitoring, reporting and remedial action permitting.
Manage programs and activities applicable to meeting USEPA, NJDEP, Federal environmental regulations, Executive Orders, DOE directives goals, and annual performance metrics related to environmental compliance and radioactive waste management.
Utilize strong writing and oral communication skills, environmental data management and analysis, and compliance calculations for permitting and related environmental compliance and radioactive waste management activities. Work with responsible PPPL managers to assure compliance across all management levels and departments to ensure compliance with regulatory and other and requirements. These include but are not limited to:
- Creating lab-wide solutions to assure compliance across Laboratory organizations in a way that supports Laboratory mission and operations.
- Serving as environmental compliance and radioactive waste management subject matter expert for NEPA reviews, EMS compliance assessments, design reviews, and other planning processes.
- Monitor regulatory changes, enforcement actions, and technical developments and modify PPPL program to meet changing requirements. Analyzes complex regulations and requirements and develops policies, plans and programs to ensure compliance. Example of applicable permits and programs:
- US EPA Clean Water Act (CWA), New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) Discharge to Surface Water permit,
- Other water-related permits including Physical Cross-Connection (drinking water), New Jersey Water Supply Authority (canal water), and Stony Brook Sewerage Authority (LECT discharge),
- NJDEP Ground Water Remedial Action Permit for legacy groundwater contamination,
- Lined Surface Impoundment and detention basin management.
- US EPA Clean Air Act (CAA), NJDEP permits for boilers, emergency generators, dust collectors and refrigerant management of ozone depleting substances,
- NJDEP Land Use regulations for Wetlands and Freehold Soil Conservation District for soil erosion and sediment control,
- NJDEP Office of QA, PPPL laboratory certification, and
- DOE radioactive waste management directives.
Provides specialized assessments and technical guidance:
- Administer and execute policies, processes and procedures that affect various PPPL departments to ensure workflow processes are executed in compliance with environmental requirements.
- Cognizant management of environmental compliance and radioactive waste management policy, plans and procedures to align various departments to PPPL regulatory requirements.
- Procure and manage contracts and subcontractors for areas of responsibility.
- Environmental Review Committee Member, resource member of ES&H Executive Board. Advise Laboratory management on environmental compliance and radioactive waste management matters.
- Assist with regulatory compliance visits and site inspections.
- Primary author, editor and data tracking for PPPL's Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER).
Bachelor's degree required. Master's Degree preferred in environmental science, physical/earth sciences, engineering, or a related technical subject.
- At least eight years of technical experience in environmental compliance, remediation, permitting, or management. Demonstrated experience in interpreting environmental regulations and developing suitable compliance practices. DOE, Federal and New Jersey experience preferred.
- Scientific, engineering and practical knowledge of techniques and procedures applied to environmental compliance and waste management to review, evaluate and advise on a wide range of activities. The work typically involves activity based on new legislation, regulations, executive orders, or new national or international standards.
- Ability to manage complete, accurate and auditable compliance records for regulated operations and activities.
- Ability to communicate with all levels of employees in both formal and informal settings, across all levels of management and departments
- Interpret complex federal and state environmental regulations. Assess impact on Laboratory of new laws, regulations, and requirements; propose actions to ensure compliance. Provide advice on environmental compliance issues to ES&H and other Laboratory managers.
- Competence in database management software and systems, including identifying database attributes and implementing such into templates for analysis, reporting and scheduling of the environmental management system requirements.
- Evaluate environmental compliance programs relative to ISO14001, state and federal regulations, and DOE directives and make recommendations for process improvement.
- Develop contract specifications, evaluate bidder responses, and approve/disapprove subcontractor. Oversee of subcontractors for sampling or other environmental management projects. Review and recommend approval of vendor invoices, contract modifications, etc. Assist with vendor audits as necessary.
- Ability to conduct and oversee field sampling and other compliance activities in all seasons and a variety of weather conditions. This work may involve bending, twisting and lifting to move field samples and equipment.
- Comfort with potential chemical and radiological environmental hazards.
- Ability to qualify to wear a respirator if necessary.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Physical Capacity Exam Required
Valid Driver's License Required
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