Southern California Edison Facility Environmental Specialist in Westminster, California

Job Description

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About Environmental Operations Division

The Environmental Operations Division (EOD) is the focal point for implementing Southern California Edison’s environmental compliance obligations at facility and field locations. The EOD Facility and Field Environmental Specialists (FES) execute the company’s compliance responsibilities for many environmental disciplines such as: hazardous waste, hazardous materials, air quality, release reporting and cleanup, water quality and spill prevention control and countermeasures. The FES is assigned a portion of SCE’s 50,000 square mile service territory. The Facility Environmental Specialist also escorts regulatory agency personnel in conducting environmental inspections and resolves compliance issues.

Position Overview

The Facility Environmental Specialist will routinely make decisions regarding the implementation of regulatory requirements as delineated in SCE’s environmental standards and manuals. The successful candidate will be responsible to assure compliance with regulatory requirements at facility and field locations, appropriately escalating non-compliance issues through the management structure. He/she will serve as a primary point of contact on environmental issues for operating personnel and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and conduct hazardous waste and hazardous material operations, including: container management, signing manifests, and conducting inventory of chemicals.

  • Conduct environmental inspections/self-assessments and maintain compliance documents in the file management system and EHSync.

  • Conduct air quality compliance activities, including: verify permit conditions, record meter readings and verify registration of equipment.

  • Conduct water quality compliance activities, including: industrial wastewater, storm water, drinking water, well management and backflow prevention.

  • Ensure employees receive environmental compliance training, maintain training record and facilitate training sessions.

  • Participate in release response reporting of oil and chemical spills and direct cleanup operations.

  • Lead regulatory agency inspections and implement corrective actions to address notices of violation.

  • Manage non-hazardous solid waste activities, including: soil in bulk and containers, scrap metal and treated wood waste.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience with the development, implementation or oversight of environmental programs.

  • Must have a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in environmental science or technical discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Typically possesses 7 years of experience with the development, implementation or oversight of environmental programs.

  • Experience overseeing and conducting hazardous waste and hazardous material operations, including: container management, signing manifests, and conducting inventory of chemicals.

  • Experience conducting environmental inspections/facility-assessments and maintaining compliance documents in the central file management system and electronic compliance management system.

  • Experience conducting air quality compliance activities, including: verify permit conditions, inspect pollution control devices on equipment, record meter readings and verify registration of equipment.

  • Experience conducting water quality compliance activities, including: industrial wastewater, storm water, drinking water, well management and backflow prevention.

  • Experience ensuring employees receive environmental compliance training, maintain training record and facilitate training sessions.

  • Experience participating in release response reporting of oil and chemical spills and managing cleanup operations.

  • Experience leading environmental regulatory agency inspections and implementing corrective actions to address notices of violation.

  • Experience managing hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste activities associated with construction and demolition projects, including: soil handling in bulk bins and containers, scrap metal and treated wood waste.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with other departments.

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Comments

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Relocation may apply to this position.

  • This position may require after hours support on an as-needed basis per Environmental Operations Division requirements.

  • Up to 30% vehicle travel may be required for this position within the SCE territory and possibly occasional overnight travel.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

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