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Environmental Program Manager

Company: RTI International
Location: Durham
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

The Environmental Program Manager is responsible for maintaining

RTI's environmental compliance programs, including hazardous waste, other

chemical waste, and wastewater discharge programs in support of maintaining healthy,

safe, and environmentally responsible laboratory and office environments.

  • Oversee waste management

    program, including the proper characterization, transport, storage,

    labeling, vendor engagement and coordination, and documentation of managed

    waste streams.
  • Support process of lab

    cleanouts and lab space decommissioning.
  • Serve as primary

    point of contact with local and state regulators in areas of

    responsibility, including supporting regulatory inspections.
  • Oversee hazardous waste

    regulated program tasks, including waste profile documentation, waste

    determinations, routine inspections and state inspections, manifest files,

    waste containers/labels, contingency plan, quick reference guide and other

    required documentation/records, lab compliance reviews with lab

    staff/management, waste summary data and EPA biennial hazardous waste

    report, sourcing and stocking waste containers and numerous waste labels,

    DOT related requirements including written hazmat security plan and

    hazardous materials registration.
  • Oversee wastewater

    program, including permitting, meter calibrations, routine reporting,

    inspections, grease trap records, treat aqueous wastes for sewer disposal,

    maintain records, permit applications, work with lab/sampling vendors, and

    coordinate any non-routine discharges.
  • Review and prepare documents

    related to SARA Tier II reporting.
  • Support and/or

    consult with research staff regarding waste support activities. Review emerging

    waste handling needs including waste characterization, research SDSs and other

    resources, and coordinate follow-up actions as needed including new lab

    and waste stream fit-ups.
  • Support RTI indoor

    health & environmental quality monitoring program, including IAQ,

    water quality monitoring, and keeping abreast of potential emerging risks.
  • Support RTI's

    biosafety program.
  • Provide environment,

    health, and safety training to RTI staff as needed, including research

    staff, facilities staff, and others.
  • Monitor incoming

    communication channels to EHS, including emails and request forms

    regarding questions, concerns, and service requests.
  • Provide backup coverage

    for EHS colleagues as needed when they are on leave.
  • Assist facilities

    staff on waste issues as needed and assist with incidents around campus.
  • Keep current on

    environmental regulations and attend training and seminars to maintain subject

    matter expertise and certifications.
  • Develop and maintain applicable written

    environmental programs, policies and procedures including but not limited

    to: Waste Management, Spill Response, Storm Water, etc.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's

      in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Safety Sciences, Chemistry, or

      similar technical degree + 10 yrs of experience, or Master's in similar field +

      6 yrs of experience.
    • Experience maintaining environmental programs

      and conducting environmental audits in a research

      lab environment.
    • CHMM preferred. CBSP, CIH, or CSP a plus.


      and Abilities

      • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint,

      • Ability to multi-task.
      • Ability to travel several times throughout the year to

        domestic and international locations and stay in those locations for

        multiple weeks.
      • Ability to work well with others.
      • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally

        and in writing.
      • Ability to work independently.
      • Attention to detail and accuracy.
      • Ability to obtain proper security clearances as noted

        by contracts.
      • Environmental Compliance,

        Program Management, Risk Management/Risk Control, and Regulatory

        Compliance knowledge and skills.
      • Strong computer skills.
      • Excellent communication and

        organizational skills.
      • Strong inter-personal skills
      • Ability to interact, counsel,

        partner and communicate effectively at all organizational levels,

        including senior management, operations management and other business and

        department leaders.
      • Results oriented; takes

        initiative, proactive and leads by example.
      • Exercise sound judgement,

        balance business needs and legal requirements, develop and articulate

        business-minded alternatives and solutions and achieve business



Keywords: RTI International, Durham , Environmental Program Manager, Executive , Durham, North Carolina

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