AECOM Environmental Compliance Inspector in Carlsbad, New Mexico

United States of America - New Mexico, Carlsbad

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an

Environmental Compliance Inspector to be based out of our

Carlsbad, NM location. The successful candidate in this position is to perform general environmental waste management activities to compliantly and safely manage various waste types in accordance with Federal and State regulations, prior to the waste being shipped off site for disposal from a RCRA regulated waste disposal facility.

The candidate will perform general environmental support services and analysis functions to ensure the success of the environmental program. Candidate must possess quality interpersonal skills to team with colleagues in a working atmosphere with the understanding that customer, state, and federal oversight will occur during many activities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Safely conduct activities to eliminate injuries to extent possible.

  • Conduct activities associated with on-site accountability for site generated hazardous and radiological waste, including ongoing development and enhancement of programs with a continuous improvement philosophy.

  • Collect field samples of various media types, for waste characterization analyses, to determine if material meets hazardous or radiological waste criteria.

  • Coordinate with subcontractors for pick-up and compliant disposal of hazardous and low level radiological waste, ensuring waste is disposed of offsite within required timeframes.

  • Complete applicable environmental reports as required by federal and state reporting requirements.

  • Develop schedules, designs, cost estimates, and specifications related to waste management.

  • Work to a written procedure for conducting field activities.

  • Summarize data and / or author standard waste reports and or contribute data and text submittals for various environmental reports.

  • Perform technical research and apply knowledge of, chemistry, physics, meteorology, and engineering principles and accepted technologies in developing solutions to various environmental topics.

  • Assist other environmental staff in problem solving and issue resolution, when emerging topics are presented by the customer.

  • Conduct at a minimum, weekly field inspections of waste management areas (satellite accumulation and less than 90-day waste accumulation areas, and general site oversight for proper storage and staging of various waste types.

  • Make radiological and hazardous waste determinations.

  • Interact with regulators in a professional manner

  • Access an underground mine to conduct waste management inspections, containerization of waste, and escort regulators and U. S. Department of Energy staff on inspections

  • Generally maintain the facility to RCRA Large Quantity Generator standards

  • Individual must be self-motivated to adhere to regulatory time frames for compliant waste management practices.

  • Perform other position related duties as assigned.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Typical office environment, occasional lifting to 35 pounds, sitting while using the computer terminal, sight abilities for reviewing documents, use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness, must possess planning/organizing skills, and must be able to work to deadlines. Field sampling is required both on the surface and at times in the underground of the mine. Summer outside temperatures can exceed 100 degrees and winter temperatures can be below freezing.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics;

  • 3 years of work related experience.

  • Have experience in radiological waste management processes related to sampling, manifesting, containerization, and shipping.

  • Good communications and analytical skills; and working knowledge of Word and Excel software.

  • Valid driver's license required.

  • Due to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant being a U.S. Department of Energy facility, candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of Hazardous Waste Management Practices may substitute for experience with radiological and mixed radiological waste requirements

  • Knowledge of Department of Transportation rules and regulations, pertaining to hazardous and radiological waste manifests and shipping documentation is favorable.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201910BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.