Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is seeking an Environmental/Management Systems Specialist to join the Environmental, Health & Safety Division. This position manages complex environmental protection and compliance assignments to facilitate research and operations at LBNL, by promoting excellence in environmental compliance and providing technical subject matter expertise to resolve issues. Primary responsibilities include leading LBNL's ISO 14000-compliant Environmental Management System, including technical planning and implementation of audit and compliance program activities; preparing and publishing LBNL's annual Site Environmental Report; overseeing LBNL Environmental Service Group's compliance deliverables; and overseeing the cost-effective implementation of requirements and permit obligations within assigned areas. The incumbent also provides oversight of and manages regulatory and site-required documents such as policies, procedures, reports, permits and technical basis documents to ensure Environmental Service Group programs meet all regulatory requirements.
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research institution and work with a community creating ground-breaking science solutions across the energy, computing, environment, biosciences, and physics areas.
What You Will Do:
Provide leadership to ensure the LBNL Environmental Management System (EMS) is maintained and implemented. Manage the processes with the EMS Core Team for identifying and assessing LBNL's environmental aspects/impacts and establishing objectives and targets for the aspects determined to be significant. Work with Core Team members to ensure that tangible and effective actions are established for these aspects.
Lead the effort to prepare and publish LBNL's annual Site Environmental Report. Coordinate assignments for subject matter experts and editor; develop schedule; and submit final report to the Department of Energy.
Develop and maintain technical program documentation, software and hardware in assigned subject areas, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
Evaluate performance of assigned technical programs to identify potential improvements; implement or provide cost-effective solutions to implement improvements.
Act as point of contact with regulatory agencies for assigned technical programs.
Independently perform audits and assessments of assigned areas and programs, identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement.
Review federal, state and local laws pertaining to Environmental Service Group programs to identify changes regarding statutes and rulings. Develop, review and update procedures, policies and other documentation to ensure programs reflect current, regulations, relevant guidance documents, and safe work practices. Establish and improve Environmental Service Group processes and software.
Provide guidance, direction and recommendations to LBNL personnel regarding effective and compliant implementation of environmental protection and compliance policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements. Perform assessments and field observations to recommend strategies and solutions to maintain an environmentally safe and compliant Laboratory.
Improve, develop and implement Environmental Service Group QA Plans and associated programs, including issuance of QA exception reports, follow-up, and tracking/trending of program results.
Manage third-party, site-wide environmental protection compliance audits and EMS validation reviews. Lead internal gap analyses and technical assessments that define the current state of compliance of LBNL environmental programs and the state of compliance for each Division. Manage issues or corrective actions that result from EMS reviews.
Compile and submit regulatory reports, requests for information and other regulatory information as assigned.
What is Required:
Masters or Bachelors in Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science or a related field, and 5+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education. Ph.D. a plus.
Broad knowledge of Department of Energy (or equivalent), federal, state and local regulatory requirements for the management of environmental protection, compliance and sustainability programs, including experience applying these environmental principles and practices at CAA/CWA/RCRA-permitted sites.
Experience in developing and implementing environmental protection and compliance programs with potential institutional and public health impacts. Direct experience leading or coordinating an EMS at the facility level.
Knowledge of environmental sampling and analysis methods and interpretation of analytical data.
Ability to work independently under consultative direction, as well as to provide effective technical leadership consultation to technical staff.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability in developing and giving oral presentations or briefings to interdisciplinary audiences and senior management.
Strong interpersonal skills in interacting with peers, team members, regulators, management and senior management.
Applicable professional certification, such as ISO 14001 Lead Auditor.
Project management experience.
Completion of 24- or 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training and annual 8-hour refresher training.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.