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  • MargaretThibo
    Maine City Takes a Stand
    Entry last edited July 29, 2014 by MargaretThiboContributor  in Current Environmental Issues > Current Environmental Issues Blog public
    Title:
    Maine City Takes a Stand
    Entry:

    The coastal city of South Portland, Maine has passed a city ordinance banning Canadian tar sands and other forms of raw crude oil from being loaded into ships at its harbor. The ban, known as the “Clear Sky’s Ordinance” was passed by the city’s council with a 6-1 vote. The majority of the 300 plus meeting attendees applauded its passage enthusiastically, as it is seen as a huge grassroots win amongst current environmental issues.

    South Portland officials and residents are concerned about the increased potential for a devastating oil spill that loading ships with crude oil could bring. Tar sand oil is much thicker in density and would be far more difficult to clean if it were to be spilled.  Residents also worry about the air pollution that crude oil would bring to the area. While pumping tar sand oil into shipping vessels a large amount of dangerous contaminants could be released into the air leading to both health problems and other environmental issues.

    Canadian companies like the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corporation are currently booming and would like to begin piping crude oil into Maine and onto ships so that they can expand their market internationally. Currently the company owns a pipeline that transfers oil from ships that enter the South Portland Harbor to Canada. Their ultimate goal would be to reverse this flow, to have Canadian oil pumped into Maine.

    The oil companies are not taking the new environmental regulations as seriously as the city council would like, since they feel as though the decision would be quickly overturned in either state or federal court. The idea of taking on large corporations in court does frighten some South Portland residents, as they do not want the city to bury itself in exorbitant legal fees.

    The oil companies are also exploring the use of the railways system as an easy alternative to transport crude oil globally.  For instance, Canadian companies could ship tar sand oil by rail to port city that is willing to risk a spill and ship internationally.

     

    Keywords:
    current environmental issues, environmental regulations
  • Jsnaqs
    National Registry of Environmental Professionals
    Topic posted July 29, 2014 by JsnaqsMember  in Discussions > Environmental Due Diligence public
    Title:
    National Registry of Environmental Professionals
    Content:

    For those who don't know, the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP) offers various certifications in fields pertaining or relating to environmental science, health, and safety. I'm new to the due diligence field and am considering obtaining an Associate Environmental Professional (AEP) certification in the hopes that it bolsters my marketability and perceived trustworthiness. But before I deal with their prices I'd like to ensure that the money isn't being wasted on something that won't help me.

    Can anyone offer their knowledge on the NREP and how legitimate they may or may not be? In addition, I'd like to hear what anyone knowledgeable of AEP certification thinks about it.

    Thanks!

  • devin.alvarez
    Environmental Consultant/Scientist
    Job Wanted posted July 28, 2014 by devin.alvarezMember  in Environmental Jobs Board public
    Desired Position:
    Environmental Consultant/Scientist
    Name:
    Devin Alvarez
    Contact Email:
    Contact Phone:
    850.321.6679
    Employment Status:
    Full-time, Part-time, Contract
    Availability:
    August 2014
  • MargaretThibo
    Coal Ash Spill Cleanup Ends
    Entry posted July 26, 2014 by MargaretThiboContributor  in Current Environmental Issues > Current Environmental Issues Blog public
    Title:
    Coal Ash Spill Cleanup Ends
    Entry:

    Duke Energy a North Carolina energy company has announced that they have completed the cleanup of a large coal ash spill that occurred in February.  The spill turned over 70 miles of the Dan River gray in color, making the severity of the water contamination obvious. Duke Energy estimates that about 39,000 tons of coal ash had been spilled into the river, with other estimates coming in as high as 82,000 tons.  The Coal ash spill occurred after a storm drain pipe burst under the coal ash dumping site.

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Duke Energy removed approximately 2,500 tons of coal ash from a Virginia dam as well as 500 tons from pockets in the river. The EPA has since been testing the remaining sediment as well as the river water for toxic metal levels. Currently the levels are below federal regulations. Duke energy is being held financially responsible for the spill cleanup as well as all continued EPA testing.

    The Duke Energy Spill shed a lot of light the dozens of coal ash dumps located in North Carolina. Many of these coal ash dumps are completely unlined and located alarmingly close to waterways, some of which are drinking water sources. North Carolina policymakers are attempting to come up with environmental regulations that will require these coal ash dumps to be moved to properly lined sites located away from waterways. Duke Energy has agreed to relocate at least four of its ash dumps, including the one that resulted in the Dan River spill.  The energy company has come up with a plan cover the other dump sites with plastic and layers of dirt in order to prevent future contamination.

    The ash which is a result of coal being burned to create energy contains numerous hazardous waste materials like arsenic, mercury, and lead. These toxins can be harmful to both the health of humans as well as the integrity of the ecosystem of the exposed waterway.

     

    Keywords:
    water contamination , environmental regulations, hazardous waste materials
  • MargaretThibo
    New River, Old Problem
    Entry posted July 24, 2014 by MargaretThiboContributor  in Current Environmental Issues > Current Environmental Issues Blog public
    Title:
    New River, Old Problem
    Entry:

    The state of California remains in a serious period of drought and has been for the past several years. The lack of water has forced the state to look at every possible waterway as a potential resource. One of these waterways is the New River, which has long since been considered nothing more than a polluted cesspool flowing from Mexico and into the United States.

    The New River formed after the Colorado River flooded the entire area in the early 1900s. Once the flood waters began to recede, much of the debris and pesticides that had been washed away ended up in the New River. The River’s water continued to become more and more polluted as neither Mexico nor the U.S. protected it. Finally in the 1990s the two nations began to work together to clean up the water contamination. A $100 million water treatment plant was constructed to help purify some of the New River’s waters. The U.S. also dedicated areas of wetlands that help naturally filter hazardous waste materials.

    It is estimated that getting the New River to meet U.S. water standards could take well over a decade as well as hundreds of millions in additional funding. Plans would include constructing a disinfection facility and creating a screen that would capture trash entering the U.S. from Mexico. The task of significant long term success is a daunting one. Mexico and the U.S. have to work together to accomplish this, in a time when both nations are not necessarily on the same environmental page. The U.S. is powerless in stopping Mexican polluters from violating the Clean Water Act.

    The polluted New River has been linked to several health problems like rashes, headaches, breathing issues, eye irritation, and nausea. Linking health concerns has also been a difficult task due to the differences in medical availability between the two nations. It is difficult to collect patient data when individuals are not reporting symptoms to healthcare professionals.

    Overall, the New River could someday prove a valuable resource for California residents as well as Mexican citizens as long as the two nations cooperate with each other in cleanup efforts .

     

    Keywords:
    water contamination, hazardous waste materials
  • EMG
    Environmental Project Manager (Phoenix)
    Job Opportunity posted July 24, 2014 by EMGMember  in Environmental Jobs Board public
    Job Title:
    Environmental Project Manager (Phoenix)
    Company Name:
    EMG
    Company Address:
    Headquarters
    222 Schilling Circle Suite 275
    Hunt Valley, MD 21031
    Google map
    Employment Status:
    Full-time
    Start Date:
    as soon as possible
    Project Duration:
    indefinite
    Employer Contact:
    http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings
    Job Description:
    Opportunities are available nationwide. Please apply online at http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings SUMMARY: Conducts on-site environmental assessments and other property related services to identify recognized environmental conditions and other conditions of environmental concern for both the Project and off-site properties in accordance with ASTM standards and Client-specific scopes of work. Communicates all environmental issues to the Senior Environmental Consultant on a daily basis and prepares a written report accurately describing their findings. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other job related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations. • Completes 10 to 12 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) per month to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and other conditions of environmental concerns as outlined in the scope of work. • Turns in completed field notes to EMG after completion of onsite assessment. • Conducts interviews with property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the environmental conditions related to the property and adjacent properties. • Performs limited screenings for the presence of asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, and lead in drinking water. Screenings may include collection of samples. • Writes reports, taking into consideration any unique client scope requirements, which convey the environmental assessment and provide exhibits which illustrate or clarify information presented in the body of the report. Provides photographic documentation of the site. • Maintains daily communications with Field Management team and Senior Environmental Consultant to keep them informed of any actual or potential problems including continuous updates of when assigned tasks are to be completed. • Reviews available previous assessment reports, historical and regulatory records for the property and for the surrounding area and reports data in accordance with ASTM criteria and client's scope of work. The Project Manager is expected to make all reasonable efforts to identify the historical use of the property and surrounding properties. • Travels by airplane to approximately 50% of on-site assessments. • Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies. • Knowledgeable of federal, state and local environmental requirements / guidelines as they pertain to EMG environmental services; advises the department of changes in legislation. • Protects operations by keeping company information confidential. • Delivers outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients needs. • Demonstrates EMG's guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals. • Follows all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of EMG's quality standards. • Maintains safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.
    Required Experience:
    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Environmental Science/Engineering or related field or equivalent relative experience is preferred; minimum three years experience performing Phase I and/or Phase II environmental inspections including successful completion of 75 -100 Phase I and/or Phase II inspections. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: AHERA, Asbestos Inspector Certification and OSHA-40 hour certification preferred; valid driver’s license; personal credit card sufficient to charge business travel expense of up to $3,000 per month. Other Qualifications: Ability to travel on average, more than 50 percent of the work week; excellent verbal and written communications; excellent time management skills including ability to perform multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently. Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. EEO/AAE EMG is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of EMG to select and hire for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans” or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. EMG values the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members.
    Local Candidates:
    no preference
  • EMG
    Environmental Project Manager (Texas)
    Job Opportunity posted July 24, 2014 by EMGMember  in Environmental Jobs Board public
    Job Title:
    Environmental Project Manager (Texas)
    Company Name:
    EMG
    Company Address:
    Headquarters
    222 Schilling Circle Suite 275
    Hunt Valley, MD 21031
    Google map
    Employment Status:
    Full-time
    Start Date:
    as soon as possible
    Project Duration:
    indefinite
    Employer Contact:
    http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings
    Job Description:

    Opportunities are available nationwide. Please apply online at http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings

     

    SUMMARY: Conducts on-site environmental assessments and other property related services to identify recognized environmental conditions and other conditions of environmental concern for both the Project and off-site properties in accordance with ASTM standards and Client-specific scopes of work. Communicates all environmental issues to the Senior Environmental Consultant on a daily basis and prepares a written report accurately describing their findings. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other job related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations. • Completes 10 to 12 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) per month to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and other conditions of environmental concerns as outlined in the scope of work. • Turns in completed field notes to EMG after completion of onsite assessment. • Conducts interviews with property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the environmental conditions related to the property and adjacent properties. • Performs limited screenings for the presence of asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, and lead in drinking water. Screenings may include collection of samples. • Writes reports, taking into consideration any unique client scope requirements, which convey the environmental assessment and provide exhibits which illustrate or clarify information presented in the body of the report. Provides photographic documentation of the site. • Maintains daily communications with Field Management team and Senior Environmental Consultant to keep them informed of any actual or potential problems including continuous updates of when assigned tasks are to be completed. • Reviews available previous assessment reports, historical and regulatory records for the property and for the surrounding area and reports data in accordance with ASTM criteria and client's scope of work. The Project Manager is expected to make all reasonable efforts to identify the historical use of the property and surrounding properties. • Travels by airplane to approximately 50% of on-site assessments. • Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies. • Knowledgeable of federal, state and local environmental requirements / guidelines as they pertain to EMG environmental services; advises the department of changes in legislation. • Protects operations by keeping company information confidential. • Delivers outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients needs. • Demonstrates EMG's guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals. • Follows all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of EMG's quality standards. • Maintains safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations

    Required Experience:
    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Environmental Science/Engineering or related field or equivalent relative experience is preferred; minimum three years experience performing Phase I and/or Phase II environmental inspections including successful completion of 75 -100 Phase I and/or Phase II inspections. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: AHERA, Asbestos Inspector Certification and OSHA-40 hour certification preferred; valid driver’s license; personal credit card sufficient to charge business travel expense of up to $3,000 per month. Other Qualifications: Ability to travel on average, more than 50 percent of the work week; excellent verbal and written communications; excellent time management skills including ability to perform multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently. Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. EEO/AAE EMG is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of EMG to select and hire for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans” or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. EMG values the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members.
    Local Candidates:
    no preference
  • EMG
    Environmental Project Manager (North Jersey)
    Job Opportunity posted July 24, 2014 by EMGMember  in Environmental Jobs Board public
    Job Title:
    Environmental Project Manager (North Jersey)
    Company Name:
    EMG
    Company Address:
    Headquarters
    222 Schilling Circle Suite 275
    Hunt Valley, MD 21031
    Google map
    Employment Status:
    Full-time
    Start Date:
    as soon as possible
    Project Duration:
    indefinite
    Employer Contact:
    http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings
    Job Description:

    Opportunities are available nationwide. Please apply online at http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings

     

    SUMMARY: Conducts on-site environmental assessments and other property related services to identify recognized environmental conditions and other conditions of environmental concern for both the Project and off-site properties in accordance with ASTM standards and Client-specific scopes of work. Communicates all environmental issues to the Senior Environmental Consultant on a daily basis and prepares a written report accurately describing their findings. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other job related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations. • Completes 10 to 12 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) per month to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and other conditions of environmental concerns as outlined in the scope of work. • Turns in completed field notes to EMG after completion of onsite assessment. • Conducts interviews with property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the environmental conditions related to the property and adjacent properties. • Performs limited screenings for the presence of asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, and lead in drinking water. Screenings may include collection of samples. • Writes reports, taking into consideration any unique client scope requirements, which convey the environmental assessment and provide exhibits which illustrate or clarify information presented in the body of the report. Provides photographic documentation of the site. • Maintains daily communications with Field Management team and Senior Environmental Consultant to keep them informed of any actual or potential problems including continuous updates of when assigned tasks are to be completed. • Reviews available previous assessment reports, historical and regulatory records for the property and for the surrounding area and reports data in accordance with ASTM criteria and client's scope of work. The Project Manager is expected to make all reasonable efforts to identify the historical use of the property and surrounding properties. • Travels by airplane to approximately 50% of on-site assessments. • Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies. • Knowledgeable of federal, state and local environmental requirements / guidelines as they pertain to EMG environmental services; advises the department of changes in legislation. • Protects operations by keeping company information confidential. • Delivers outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients needs. • Demonstrates EMG's guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals. • Follows all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of EMG's quality standards. • Maintains safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations

    Required Experience:
    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Environmental Science/Engineering or related field or equivalent relative experience is preferred; minimum three years experience performing Phase I and/or Phase II environmental inspections including successful completion of 75 -100 Phase I and/or Phase II inspections. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: AHERA, Asbestos Inspector Certification and OSHA-40 hour certification preferred; valid driver’s license; personal credit card sufficient to charge business travel expense of up to $3,000 per month. Other Qualifications: Ability to travel on average, more than 50 percent of the work week; excellent verbal and written communications; excellent time management skills including ability to perform multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently. Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. EEO/AAE EMG is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of EMG to select and hire for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans” or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. EMG values the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members.
    Local Candidates:
    no preference
  • EMG
    Environmental Project Manager (Tampa/Orlando)
    Job Opportunity posted July 24, 2014 by EMGMember  in Environmental Jobs Board public
    Job Title:
    Environmental Project Manager (Tampa/Orlando)
    Company Name:
    EMG
    Company Address:
    Headquarters
    222 Schilling Circle Suite 275
    Hunt Valley, MD 21031
    Google map
    Employment Status:
    Full-time
    Start Date:
    as soon as possible
    Project Duration:
    indefinite
    Employer Contact:
    http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings
    Job Description:

    Opportunities are available nationwide. Please apply online at http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings

     

    SUMMARY: Conducts on-site environmental assessments and other property related services to identify recognized environmental conditions and other conditions of environmental concern for both the Project and off-site properties in accordance with ASTM standards and Client-specific scopes of work. Communicates all environmental issues to the Senior Environmental Consultant on a daily basis and prepares a written report accurately describing their findings. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other job related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations. • Completes 10 to 12 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) per month to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and other conditions of environmental concerns as outlined in the scope of work. • Turns in completed field notes to EMG after completion of onsite assessment. • Conducts interviews with property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the environmental conditions related to the property and adjacent properties. • Performs limited screenings for the presence of asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, and lead in drinking water. Screenings may include collection of samples. • Writes reports, taking into consideration any unique client scope requirements, which convey the environmental assessment and provide exhibits which illustrate or clarify information presented in the body of the report. Provides photographic documentation of the site. • Maintains daily communications with Field Management team and Senior Environmental Consultant to keep them informed of any actual or potential problems including continuous updates of when assigned tasks are to be completed. • Reviews available previous assessment reports, historical and regulatory records for the property and for the surrounding area and reports data in accordance with ASTM criteria and client's scope of work. The Project Manager is expected to make all reasonable efforts to identify the historical use of the property and surrounding properties. • Travels by airplane to approximately 50% of on-site assessments. • Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies. • Knowledgeable of federal, state and local environmental requirements / guidelines as they pertain to EMG environmental services; advises the department of changes in legislation. • Protects operations by keeping company information confidential. • Delivers outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients needs. • Demonstrates EMG's guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals. • Follows all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of EMG's quality standards. • Maintains safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.

    Required Experience:
    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Environmental Science/Engineering or related field or equivalent relative experience is preferred; minimum three years experience performing Phase I and/or Phase II environmental inspections including successful completion of 75 -100 Phase I and/or Phase II inspections. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: AHERA, Asbestos Inspector Certification and OSHA-40 hour certification preferred; valid driver’s license; personal credit card sufficient to charge business travel expense of up to $3,000 per month. Other Qualifications: Ability to travel on average, more than 50 percent of the work week; excellent verbal and written communications; excellent time management skills including ability to perform multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently. Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. EEO/AAE EMG is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of EMG to select and hire for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans” or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. EMG values the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members.
    Local Candidates:
    no preference
  • EMG
    Environmental Project Manager (Louisville)
    Job Opportunity posted July 24, 2014 by EMGMember  in Environmental Jobs Board public
    Job Title:
    Environmental Project Manager (Louisville)
    Company Name:
    EMG
    Company Address:
    Headquarters
    222 Schilling Circle Suite 275
    Hunt Valley, MD 21031
    Google map
    Employment Status:
    Contract
    Start Date:
    as soon as possible
    Project Duration:
    Per Project
    Employer Contact:
    http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings
    Job Description:

    Opportunities are available nationwide. Please apply online at http://www.emgcorp.com/contact/career-openings

     

    SUMMARY: Conducts on-site environmental assessments and other property related services to identify recognized environmental conditions and other conditions of environmental concern for both the Project and off-site properties in accordance with ASTM standards and Client-specific scopes of work. Communicates all environmental issues to the Senior Environmental Consultant on a daily basis and prepares a written report accurately describing their findings. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other job related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations. • Completes 10 to 12 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) per month to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and other conditions of environmental concerns as outlined in the scope of work. • Turns in completed field notes to EMG after completion of onsite assessment. • Conducts interviews with property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the environmental conditions related to the property and adjacent properties. • Performs limited screenings for the presence of asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, and lead in drinking water. Screenings may include collection of samples. • Writes reports, taking into consideration any unique client scope requirements, which convey the environmental assessment and provide exhibits which illustrate or clarify information presented in the body of the report. Provides photographic documentation of the site. • Maintains daily communications with Field Management team and Senior Environmental Consultant to keep them informed of any actual or potential problems including continuous updates of when assigned tasks are to be completed. • Reviews available previous assessment reports, historical and regulatory records for the property and for the surrounding area and reports data in accordance with ASTM criteria and client's scope of work. The Project Manager is expected to make all reasonable efforts to identify the historical use of the property and surrounding properties. • Travels by airplane to approximately 50% of on-site assessments. • Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies. • Knowledgeable of federal, state and local environmental requirements / guidelines as they pertain to EMG environmental services; advises the department of changes in legislation. • Protects operations by keeping company information confidential. • Delivers outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients needs. • Demonstrates EMG's guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals. • Follows all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of EMG's quality standards. • Maintains safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.

    Required Experience:
    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Environmental Science/Engineering or related field or equivalent relative experience is preferred; minimum three years experience performing Phase I and/or Phase II environmental inspections including successful completion of 75 -100 Phase I and/or Phase II inspections. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: AHERA, Asbestos Inspector Certification and OSHA-40 hour certification preferred; valid driver’s license; personal credit card sufficient to charge business travel expense of up to $3,000 per month. Other Qualifications: Ability to travel on average, more than 50 percent of the work week; excellent verbal and written communications; excellent time management skills including ability to perform multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently. Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. EEO/AAE EMG is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of EMG to select and hire for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans” or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. EMG values the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members.
    Local Candidates:
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