Regional Environmental Manager II
Company: Pick-n-Pull Auto and Truck Dismantlers
Posted on: April 5, 2021
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Environmental Manager II (REM-II) reports to the Environmental
Operations Director. The REM-II's work activities may be supervised
by local and/or national employees designated as REM-III or Senior
Managers. The REM-II is responsible for implementation of company
policies and procedural plans related to all environmental media;
including air, stormwater, groundwater, solid, and/or hazardous
waste. The REM-II maintains regional facilities in compliance with
all applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws,
standards, and permits; and has responsibility for maintaining
facility compliance with applicable environmental permit
conditions. This position has direct responsibility for conducting
on-site fieldwork associated with sampling, monitoring, observing
and recording environmental data; and preparing reports, records,
and plans required by regulatory permit, plan, or agreement. The
REM-II assists in the overall planning, design, installation, and
operation of pollution control equipment and associated metering
and/or measuring devices. The REM-II delivers training programs and
provides other advice to autos and metals operations management on
practical and necessary steps to prevent or abate pollution arising
from operations and maintain compliance with regulatory
requirements contained within a variety of environmental permits,
plans and policies. The REM-II provides first line immediate
environmental emergency responses to incidents, spills, releases,
and accidents. The REM-II provides appropriate notifications to
management and appropriate regulatory agencies and assists with
site investigations and remediation projects related to due
diligence activities and other identified environmental issues.
- Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)
- Ensures all Company and divisional Health, Safety, and
Environmental standards are strictly adhered to.
- Monitors capital projects and provides recommendations for
improving environmental controls.
- Encourages reporting of environmental control violations.
- Assists in conducting appropriate training for site personnel
as required by local, state and federal regulations.
- Assists in development and implementation of environmental
procedures for all sites.
- Monitors pending legislative and regulatory actions to evaluate
the potential impact on operations and develops appropriate
response plans to prepare for and ensure compliance.
- Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and
- Operational Performance & Best Management Practices
- Spends approximately 50% of time in the field to assist
operations staff and other REMs in driving continuous improvement
related to environmental compliance programs.
- Prepares and maintains environmental records and reports.
- Ensures investigations and incident analyses are completed in
order to implement necessary corrective actions.
- Assists as requested, in the planning, review and oversight of
remedial actions involving multiple media under various federal,
state, and local jurisdictions. Includes developing appropriate
work scopes, requesting and reviewing proposals, selecting
consultants & contractors, establishing budgets for management
approval, scheduling work in coordination with operations, managing
activities to maintain budget and schedule, reporting status and
end results to management and regulatory agencies as
- Assists in efforts to achieve specific waste
reduction/minimization at regional locations.
- Collects, evaluates, and disseminates pertinent information
relating to environmental compliance requirements and maintains
appropriate reference files.
- Advises regional management and operating managers concerning
the organization's environmental objectives and assists in
determining and implementing corrective actions to ensure
consistency in company regulatory compliance efforts.
- Recommends changes in procedures, design, or equipment when
- Represents the organization occasionally at public and/or
private discussions including technical forums, regulatory
hearings, legal actions, or other public meetings.
- Maintains relationships with outside associations concerned
with environmental protection, regulatory officials, and local
- Assists, as requested, in efforts to develop, plan, and manage
environmental investigations associated with past operations and
sites being evaluated for acquisition or sale.
- Provides oversight and management of work performed by various
consultants and contractors, as well as coordination with both
in-house and outside legal counsel.
- Plans, conducts, and/or supervises consultants completing
environmental research or other project assignments.
- Equipment & Maintenance
- Ensures construction plans are reviewed to determine that
pollution control considerations are adequate and provides
technical supervision for construction and installation of
pollution control equipment.
- Works closely with maintenance department personnel to ensure
proper management of maintenance-derived waste materials and
appropriate permitting of maintenance equipment.
- Inventory & Quality Control
- Prepares and submits permit documents, reports, and records to
regulatory agencies on time.
- Maintains on-site records for all environmental regulatory
requirements and meets due dates for all associated
- Maintains emergency response plans and operation and
- Maintains inventory of existing environmental control
infrastructure and their current status with regard to compliance
with federal, state, and local regulatory laws.
- Budgeting & Forecasting
- Manages environmental vendor contracts and budgets.
- Prepares proposals and cost estimates for future work.
- Establishes departmental and project budgets for management
- Maintains budgets and schedules. Internal Control
Responsibilities: Supports the Company's Internal Control process
which includes understanding, communicating and complying with
defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making
modifications to the policies, procedures, and controls to better
relate to the business. Communicates upward problems in operations,
noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations
or illegal actions. Supervisory Responsibility: Occasional or
routine supervisory responsibility for environmental employees
designated at the REM-I, EHS Engineer, and/or EHS Analyst levels.
Position includes routine management of engineering contractors,
environmental consultants and other contractors. Possible
supervision of pollution abatement equipment operators.
Interpersonal Contacts: Internal contacts include all levels of
personnel, including senior management, to develop policies,
recommend actions, discuss issues, and distribute information.
External contacts are with legal and environmental consulting
firms, government agencies, legislators and staff, trade
associations, real estate brokers and developers, vendors, and
private industries to gather information, resolve problems, and
ensure regulatory compliance. Position does require strong
communication and documentation skills, working closely with
operations facility managers and other personnel in communicating
environmental goals and compliance. Furthermore, ensuring an open
and collaborative communication style and maintaining professional
dialogue with key business partners (i.e. Regional Directors,
Operation Managers, H&S Engineer peers, Environmental Manager
peers, etc.) throughout the organization is absolutely essential to
success. Job Conditions: Office and active field working
environment including collection of samples for testing, general
information gathering, and project management at various locations.
It is necessary to be able to walk/climb in active industrial yards
with uneven surfaces and to out-of-the-way areas. Must be
comfortable with heights. Occasional exposure to inclement weather
conditions and travel is required. Increased time spent involved in
environmental issues at sites owned/operated by joint ventures
and/or sister companies. Regional and domestic travel required.
Position may have to respond to urgent situations on off hours
and/or weekends and holidays. Physical Activities Required to
Perform Essential Functions: Ability to lift and carry up to 20
pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally; be mobile
within an office and field environment; operate an automobile; be
mobile to travel frequently by auto and airplane to local and
regional locations; climb; negotiate uneven surfaces; sit, stand,
and/or walk for extended periods of time; keyboard for up to
several hours per day; and communicate in a professional manner in
person and by phone. Visual acuity for extensive reading, examining
documents, conducting field sampling related activities, operating
an automobile, and operating a laptop computer. Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree with emphasis for engineering or science
background including environmental science, chemistry, geology or
biology highly preferred.
- Minimum of three to five years experience with environmental
regulations and sampling for testing air, water, soil, hazardous
waste, and materials. Knowledge of local, state, and federal
environmental programs and regulations with approved sampling
techniques and procedures.
- Sufficient education or experience in technical field work
preferred. Preference for person trained or certified in hazardous
materials handling, clean-up, or response.
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, written, and oral
communication skills required.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, environmental
management systems, and environmental testing or analytical
- Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking
to define problems; collect data; establish facts; draw valid
conclusions in controlled situations; and read and understand
engineering plans and specifications.
- This position requires possession of a valid driver's license
and the ability to drive an automobile. PLEASE NOTE: The above
statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties
and skills required. All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or
older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all
U.S. new hires. An offer of U.S. employment by Schnitzer Steel
Industries, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the
satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug screen and background
check. All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement.
This applies to all U.S. non-union employees. As an Equal
Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital
status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran
status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic
information, or any other protected status under local, state or
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