Environ Program Mgr

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 242157
Date Posted: Aug 22, 2022
Job: Environmental

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Job Description

Description

Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!

At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

 Entry level environmental position. - Developing capabilities for cross media subject matter expertise in environmental management areas as assigned that may include avian, wildlife, water, air, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, PCB management, USDOT, spill prevention, industrial services, recycling, and pollution prevention. - Evaluate assigned environmental program performance and initiate changes towards continuous improvement. - Assist with providing support to Exelon management and field professionals in developing, planning, evaluating and implementing compliance/pollution prevention/lifecycle management programs, which reduce environmental liability and minimize financial impact. - Assist in developing programs that reduce environmental liability and minimize financial impact to the company. - Assist with coordination, of field activities of contractor personnel to assure adherence to contract requirements and all applicable regulatory requirements. - Assist with establishing a consistent environmental services platform using established environmental strategies and Environmental Management System and develop systems as necessary to meet emerging business needs. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

Candidate should also have experience in the following areas including social media communications, written communications, sustainability, and ISO 14001 Registered Environmental Management Systems. Candidates should also have a desire to develop and enhance existing programs including Environmental Justice concepts, environmental training, and implementing and maintaining Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) and share point Sites and Teams sites. Candidate should have the ability and desire to support other environmental-related programs as necessary.

 


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assist with developing environmental programs and regulatory requirements for avian, wildlife, air, water, RCRA, UST, SPCC, EPCRA/SARA and ecological media compliance activities as assigned. Develop expertise to serve as subject matter expert to business and participate on project teams to support business activities. Capable of developing written materials, such as environmental standards, employee reminders, environmental alerts, permit guides and training materials that are used for environmental guidance to line organization staff with guidance. 
  • Develop an understanding of procedures/protocols to meet the compliance elements in all assigned environmental programs, improving efficiencies using innovative solutions, identifying gaps and coordinating cost effective, risk reducing efforts solutions. Support the development of solutions to complex environmental issues and assist with preparing reports and metrics to demonstrate findings. May support senior environmental staff that act as the technical expert in an area of responsibility. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholder groups. 
  • Assist with directing environmental studies to satisfy permit and regulatory requirements as required. 
  • Assist in establishing processes and programs to monitor and track compliance performance, manage budget for Environmental Projects. Provide direction on existing and proposed technical environmental regulatory requirements. 
  • Assist in the management of vendor's performance 
  • Company Representative and active participate in industry and regulatory groups and technical committees (i.e. USWAG, UWAG, IREG, BNTS, IEMA, NERC, ANJR, EPRI, etc) to promote company environmental positions as assigned 
  • Capable to assist with responding to environmental incidents, inform applicable Agencies, assist with mobilizing contractors, and supervise site remediation. Participate with Company personnel to determine root cause of environmental incidents, develop solutions, and initiate preventative actions. 


JOB SCOPE

  • This position is responsible for providing assistance with the management of environmental programs and initiatives for the utility organization. The position requires planning and strategic interaction with diverse internal departments including Operations, Support Services, Real Estate & Facilities, Contract & Project Management, Legal, Communications, External Affairs and Financial; and interaction with external stakeholders including regulatory Federal, State, and Local agency personnel and community organizations. Requires direct supervisory oversight of numerous subject matter consultants and contractors. Position also requires strong negotiating skills and a technical understanding of a broad range of environmental subjects and principles. Requires the ability to make decisions and leverage control in ambiguous project settings involving diverse internal and external personnel and interests. Financial duties focus on cost avoidance and recovery and budget oversight responsibility for numerous projects, or initiatives. Position is high impact due to material nature of compliance and liability implications (i.e. financial, compliance and image).
  • Works under minimal supervision, relying on knowledge, skills and judgment acquired through education and relevant experience to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.
  • Capable of receiving direction with some supervision, relying on knowledge, skills and judgment acquired through education and relevant experience to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.
  • Position also requires solid environmental background with a technical expertise in the Physical Sciences.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • BS in Physical Sciences, Geology, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Engineering or Environmental Sciences, with 2 to 5 years of relevant working experience in the environmental field.
  • Knowledge of utility systems and regulatory background in environmental media (water, air, UST, SPCC, ecological) disciplines.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements in hazardous materials and chemical control.
  • Strong background in information management systems and applications.
  • Strong people skills and ability to thrive in a team environment is essential, along with innovation, creativity, and initiative. Strong technical writing, oral communication, and negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal environmental regulations and programs including waste/air/water regulations, associated technical/policy issues and of the regulatory development process.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Knowledge of computer software programs.
  • Ability to meet Company driving standards, including a valid driver's license.
  • Availability to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Masters Degree in an Environmental discipline including Physical Sciences, Geology, Chemistry, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences.
  • Working experience in State or Federal regulatory agencies
  • Working experience in environmental consulting, or the utility industry.


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