Environmental Specialist

  • Location: Richmond, VA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #32702

Environmental Specialist
 

  • Local Richmond, VA candidates only, please.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently review projects under consideration for development or acquisition by the client for compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations and effectively communicate action items and compliance gaps to development team and management.
  • Independently determine environmental permit applicability for assigned projects with specific knowledge of Section 404/401, Section 7, Section 106, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Stormwater Management Programs;
  • Prepare applications and secure environmental permits or clearances required for construction;
  • Communication of environmental compliance requirements to development, project, field teams;
  • Technical assistance to sites/projects for environmental compliance;
  • Interpretation of environmental permits and regulations to ensure that compliance dates and requirements are met;
  • Independent problem analysis and development of compliance strategies;
  • Preparing and conducting training;
  • Writing and editing reports related to environmental programs;
  • Communication and coordination with regulatory agency representatives, negotiate permit conditions, represent the client during regulatory inspections, and other regulatory meetings;
  • Oversight, tracking, and assignment of compliance and permitting tasks for multiple facilities/projects
  • Oversight and technical direction of contractors and consultants including preparation of scopes of work, purchase requisitions, permit applications, permit support materials, and invoice approval;
  • Represents company before regulatory agencies, industry groups, and the public on environmental issues.

Qualifications:

  • At least 5-7 years relevant experience.
  • Logic and reasoning skills, to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternatives, conclusions, or approaches.
  • Respectful assertiveness, to ensure environmental compliance requirements are met by others, while considering the spirit and letter of the law.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to interface with internal stakeholders effectively.
  • Ability to give full attention to others, to take time understanding the points being made, and to ask questions.
  • Ability to influence others.
  • Ability to embrace collaborative problem solving.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately for audience needs.
  • Ability to share information.
  • Ability to facilitate open idea exchange.
  • Ability to understand implications of new information.
  • Ability to identify complex problems, to review related information, to develop and evaluate options, and to implement solutions.
  • Ability to adapt actions.
  • Ability to remain professional while delivering high-quality, reliable, environmental services to customers.

Top Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of ESC and SWM regulations and permitting.
  • Knowledge of CWA, 401/404 regulations and permitting.
  • Significant experience with Virginia Environmental regulatory programs.

Education:

  • High school required
  • Degree in Environmental Science or related preferred.
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