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 Environmental Compliance Specialist - Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Job information
Posted by: Waste Connections, Inc. 
Hiring entity type: Utilities Oil, and Gas 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Environmental/Safety
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R-14013 / Latpro-3651043 
Date posted: Nov-22-2018
State, Zip: Tennessee, 37916


Job Title

Environmental Compliance Specialist

Employee Type

Requisition Primary Location

Knoxville, Tennessee

Job Description

We are looking to hire an Environmental Compliance Specialist  to manage environmental programs and our special waste streams for 5+ landfills across 3 states.  This is an excellent opportunity with a growing company!


WASTE CONNECTIONS (NYSE: WCN) - We are an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in 39 states and 6 Canadian Provinces. We, 15,000+ employees, foster a work culture of Servant Leadership. Our goal is to create an environment where self-directed, empowered employees strive to consistently fulfill our constituent commitments and seek to create positive impacts through interactions with customers, communities, and fellow employees, always relying on our Operating Values as the foundation for our existence.

We are looking for an experienced and energetic Environmental Compliance Specialist to join our Eastern Region team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review and understand all permits governing the landfill and work with Region Engineer and Landfill Managers to ensure compliance.
  • Review and approve industrial and special waste profiles against applicable rules and regulations to protect the landfill and facility personnel.
  • Maintain relationships with landfill employees as well as consultants, vendors, customers generating industrial waste.
  • Be primary point of contact with the waste screening protection program.
  • Support the outside sales team with customer service.
  • Review all monitoring reports and environmental plans (eg SPCC, SWPPP, GHG, Groundwater & Title V).
  • Assist in landfill environmental reviews/audits.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to follow established procedures with minimal amount of direct supervision.
  • Understanding of landfill gas systems and/or well field technology.
  • Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, contracts, federal, state and local regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to prepare reports at the state or local levels.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, interpret data and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or related field.
  • 8 or more years of practical environmental experience.
  • The ability to travel up to 50% of the time (although less travel is anticipated).
  • CHMM, CHMP or CHP certifications preferred.
  • Some direct work experience in two or more of the following areas:
    • waste/materials characterization
    • environmental site assessments and remediation
    • environmental audits

Successful candidates are those seeking a mix of field service and office work in an environment of operational excellence and accountability.

We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future."

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans)

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