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Environmental Program Manager

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 8, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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Environmental Program Manager

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Environmental Program Manager (EPM) reports to the Associate Vice President of Operations and is tasked with ensuring university compliance with both internal and external environmental requirements through tracking environmental compliance laws and regulations that might affect the organization's policies or practices and developing programs to meet compliance objectives. The EPM assists operations management in maintaining compliance with air quality, wastewater and storm water permits, solid and hazardous waste management, hazardous material spill prevention and response, above ground and underground storage tank management, transportation of hazardous materials, and emergency response planning. The EPM is also tasked with evaluating the sustainability of university operations and developing programs that continually improve the university's environmental record.

The EPM is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the universities environmental compliance program. Duties include, but are not limited to providing environmental guidance to university leaders for new facilities projects, performing research and analysis to understand environmental effects of facilities operations, anticipating potential environmental problems and providing recommendations, conducting site inspections for environmental safety compliance, and analyzing inspection data to determine the status of compliance. The EPM provides leadership and overall management of the campus-wide hazardous materials inventory program function, evaluates, selects, and directs hazardous and biowaste vendors, oversees the compliance storage and disposal of university chemical and biowastes and manages the environmental compliance reporting programs.

The EPM is a core member of the emergency response team and is responsible for evaluating hazardous material releases and determine if the incident warrants reporting to federal, state, and local officials. The EPM will coordinate the response to hazardous releases and spills and ensure the university is in a state of readiness should a spill or release occur. The EPM is expected to be knowledgeable of chemicals and chemical properties to function in this emergency response role.

The EPM is expected to stay informed of regulatory changes that impact the university, advise leadership of changes and the impact to the university, and in collaboration with applicable departments, develop a strategy to meet the new requirements, including obtaining required environmental permits.

Required Bachelor of Science degree (Master's Degree Preferred) in one of the physical sciences, life sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, applied health science, or other applicable degree.

Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience incorporating applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and best management practices into a facilities management setting.

Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience working in an EH&S office or similar compliance capacity involving the development and implementation of environmental compliance programs.

Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations with demonstrated experience in developing and implementing compliance plans associated with air quality, water/wastewater discharges, stormwater permitting, other environmental programs associated with facilities management. Proven ability to lead and mentor personnel and manage complex technical programs and projects. Demonstrated experience in managing hazardous and regulated waste compliance programs. Demonstrated experience preparing and shipping hazardous materials as required by applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Demonstrated knowledge of environmental and hazardous material/waste principles as well as ability to understand and interpret complex written regulations and technical reports. Working knowledge of organic, inorganic, and organometallic material risks. Excellent coordination, communication, and customer service skills to effectively negotiate and appropriately influence the safety behavior of teaching and research faculty, lab workers and other staff, and students engaged in high-risk activities. Excellent time and management skills. Ability to compile and present instructions as well as to clearly and concisely express ideas orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population and foster a collaborative work environment. Experience with the operation of instrumentation required to monitor and assess chemical environments and exposure with experience in evaluating results.

Proficient at standard computer software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, and Outlook) in performing work assignments. Experience with or ability to learn and utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) such as BlackBoard, Canvas, or other data management platform such as BioRaft, to implement environmental compliance/awareness training and other environmental program management needs.

Be medically qualified to wear respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment as well as lift to 50 lbs. Work in a variety of physical environments where hazardous materials or equipment are in storage or use.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Credentials: Obtain HAZMAT certification within 1 year of employment. Preferred Credentials: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Safety Professional.

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Additional Information:
Required Credentials: Obtain HAZMAT certification within 1 year of employment. Preferred Credentials: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Safety Professional.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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