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RssEnvironmental Safety and Compliance Manager

Having a passion for improving the environment and taking time to complete my bachelor’s degree for career progression I am seeking a new opportunity in the Regulatory and Environmental Safety Compliance disciplines, specifically as an Environmental Engineer or Environmental and Safety Compliance Manager.

Compliance Officer

About Me

Work Experiences

9/2010 - 10/2011

Materials and Energy Corporation (M&EC)

Manager

  • Served as the Environmental and Safety Engineer for 100K Waste Site Remediation. Managed six environmental programs and provided environmental filed operational direction, supervision and oversight for the Groundwater and Soils Remediation Project and Construction activities. Ensured work-scope and implementation plan were conducted according to approved regulatory decision documents and remedial action goals. Reviewed and analyzed environmental and sampling data recommended solutions and made decisions. Single point of contact for regulatory interface coordinating negotiations and approvals with DOE and regulators for environmental and remedial action closure documents. Provided management and project personnel with environmental updates, presentations, reports and training regarding changes in environmental hazards and conditions, safety and cultural biological and ecological issues. Conducted environmental and safety compliance inspections identifying hazardous and non-compliant conditions in waste sites and facilities, making recommendations and issued corrective actions communicating to project management, staff and contractors. Responded to and conducted investigations of spills and anomalies ensured safe, appropriate and timely clean-up.

3/2009 - 9/2010

Materials and Energy Corporation

Manager

  • Collaborated with a technical team to build the environmental programs from the ground up in support of the new remedial action contract and scope. Consulted with CHPRC environmental and regulatory personnel including the project ECOs in the research review and interpret the initial regulatory documents/requirements to ensure project success. Environmental Management Responsibilities Included: • Identified select qualified personnel to fill key project environmental field roles, then trained and evaluated them. Environmental management responsibilities included: o Maintaining and interpreting compliance documents, reports, plans, field documents, work authorizations and performance and environmental assessments o Ensuring contract, work-scope and implementation plan were interpreted and conducted according to approved regulatory decision documents o Providing planning and conducted risk/hazards evaluations, performance and environmental assessments and reporting o Analyzing/reviewing soils, air and environmental sampling data recommend solutions and make decisions o Implementing environmental compliance and waste minimization efforts and determined backfill requirements o Providing documents and PowerPoint presentations to DOE and regulators on project status o Identifying hazardous conditions and communicating them to management and field personnel made recommendations and issued corrective actions o Responding to and conducted investigations of spills and anomalies provided oversight and ensured safe, appropriate and timely clean-up and issued reports. o Assisted in the preparation of permits reviewed and provided comment for compliance

5/2007 - 3/2009

Materials and Energy Corporation

Manager

  • • Managed, supervised and supported multiple projects and field activities. • Ensured project waste and facility multimedia wastes were handled, designated, packaged, stored, transported and disposed safely and compliantly. • Maintained productivity and compliance for numerous projects prioritized and completed goals within stringent timeframes ensured adherence to Federal and State regulations, environmental waste and transportation regulations, company procedures, policies and quality requirements. • Served in the following positions: Waste and Chemical Operations Supervisor (11 staff and 4 craft); GRP Environmental and Waste Coordinator/SME; Senior Waste Shipper; waste compliance trainer; and the group Acting Manager. • Supported Soil Remediation; Facility design/build construction; groundwater pump and treat operations and facility expansions; well drilling and decommissioning; environmental and air sampling; high-risk characterization • Environmental Management responsibilities included: o Analysis of environmental, multimedia and waste sampling data recommend solutions and make decisions o Defining data and waste acceptance criteria o Utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, document and submit routine environmental reports, spreadsheet calculations and data, correspondence, and technical documentation to senior management required for decision making, permits and disposal o Organizing, managing and disseminating environmental data and waste reports o Analyzing the applicability of environmental regulations and RCRA permitting requirements to specific facility/field projects o Ensuring environmental training, waste and shipping compliance o Conducting weekly environmental compliance inspections of 90-day storage facilities, Satellite Accumulations Areas (SAA’s), and waste generating/chemical storage facilities o Reporting on compliance issues, standing drum inventory and clock date status o Reviewing and revising the annual waste disposal forecast reports o Analyzing, preparing, reporting, tracking and trending waste data-annual waste forecasts/disposal projections o Identifying and reviewing facility environmental, multimedia and waste processes and recommending process changes to minimize compliance issues o Conducting notifications and ensured the handling and cleanup for chemical, radiological and hazardous waste spills • Collaborated with scientists and engineers in a multidiscipline team environment for the remedy selection, design build construction, monitoring, development and review of new innovative pump and treat facilities that generate multimedia waste. • Reviewed waste stream processes, designs, treatment/disposal methods, analysis of waste streams, air monitors, effluent flow rates, contamination/concentration calculation and data/process models. • Interfaced with operations, waste and project personnel providing subject matter expertise on waste, chemicals and transportation needs. • Monitored multiple projects/facilities and conducted regularly scheduled and unscheduled surveillances, performance assessments and facility/field assessments on environmental, chemical and waste management processes and functions. • Provided recommendations for improvement and reporting compliance issue to senior management and the ECO. • Conducted operational reviews, weekly environmental compliance inspections, safety walk-downs and performed inspections of facility/field waste storage and SAAs looked for leaks/spills, proper housekeeping and procedural compliance with regulations. • Provided day to day environmental, waste and transportation knowledge and experience in the application of the substantive requirements of RCRA, and TSCA, CERCLA, EPCRA, EPA regulations and NEPA ensuring compliance with Federal and State statutes.

5/2002 - 4/2007

Fluor Hanford Inc

Manager

  • • Managed, supervised and supported multiple projects and field activities. • Ensured project waste and facility multimedia wastes were handled, designated, packaged, stored, transported and disposed safely and compliantly. • Maintained productivity and compliance for numerous projects prioritized and completed goals within stringent timeframes ensured adherence to Federal and State regulations, environmental waste and transportation regulations, company procedures, policies and quality requirements. • Served in the following positions: Waste and Chemical Operations Supervisor (11 staff and 4 craft); GRP Environmental and Waste Coordinator/SME; Senior Waste Shipper; waste compliance trainer; and the group Acting Manager. • Supported Soil Remediation; Facility design/build construction; groundwater pump and treat operations and facility expansions; well drilling and decommissioning; environmental and air sampling; high-risk characterization • Environmental Management responsibilities included: o Analysis of environmental, multimedia and waste sampling data recommend solutions and make decisions o Defining data and waste acceptance criteria o Utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, document and submit routine environmental reports, spreadsheet calculations and data, correspondence, and technical documentation to senior management required for decision making, permits and disposal o Organizing, managing and disseminating environmental data and waste reports o Analyzing the applicability of environmental regulations and RCRA permitting requirements to specific facility/field projects o Ensuring environmental training, waste and shipping compliance o Conducting weekly environmental compliance inspections of 90-day storage facilities, Satellite Accumulations Areas (SAA’s), and waste generating/chemical storage facilities o Reporting on compliance issues, standing drum inventory and clock date status o Reviewing and revising the annual waste disposal forecast reports o Analyzing, preparing, reporting, tracking and trending waste data-annual waste forecasts/disposal projections o Identifying and reviewing facility environmental, multimedia and waste processes and recommending process changes to minimize compliance issues o Conducting notifications and ensured the handling and cleanup for chemical, radiological and hazardous waste spills • Collaborated with scientists and engineers in a multidiscipline team environment for the remedy selection, design build construction, monitoring, development and review of new innovative pump and treat facilities that generate multimedia waste. • Reviewed waste stream processes, designs, treatment/disposal methods, analysis of waste streams, air monitors, effluent flow rates, contamination/concentration calculation and data/process models. • Interfaced with operations, waste and project personnel providing subject matter expertise on waste, chemicals and transportation needs. • Monitored multiple projects/facilities and conducted regularly scheduled and unscheduled surveillances, performance assessments and facility/field assessments on environmental, chemical and waste management processes and functions. • Provided recommendations for improvement and reporting compliance issue to senior management and the ECO. • Conducted operational reviews, weekly environmental compliance inspections, safety walk-downs and performed inspections of facility/field waste storage and SAAs looked for leaks/spills, proper housekeeping and procedural compliance with regulations. • Provided day to day environmental, waste and transportation knowledge and experience in the application of the substantive requirements of RCRA, and TSCA, CERCLA, EPCRA, EPA regulations and NEPA ensuring compliance with Federal and State statutes.

11/2000 - 5/2002

Bechtel Hanford Inc

Individual Contributor

  • • Responsible for bringing prior environmental, waste management and regulatory compliance knowledge and experience to the organization. • Tasked with providing innovative thinking, assessments, reviews and revising processes for field waste operations and compliant management for the RCRA 90-day storage facility. • Trained waste handling and field project personnel. • Conducted environmental, compliance/waste inspections, weekly safety walk-downs and self-assessments. Identified deficiencies reporting results and worked with the ECO to publish and resolve corrective actions. • Interfaced with projects, ECO, and Federal/State regulators on regulatory agency inspections. • Created, maintained, organized and managed environmental waste, data, shipping documents and reports. • Managed field waste, provided field waste management guidance/oversight and manifested multiple field projects waste shipping for disposal. • Utilized Microsoft Word and Excel, documented and submitted routine environmental reports, spreadsheet calculations and data, correspondence, and technical documentation to senior management and ECO required for decision making, permits and disposal.

1/1998 - 10/2000

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Individual Contributor

  • As a Hazardous Waste Specialist for both government and private research and development (R&D) projects, worked with minimal supervision while conducting the weekly waste pick-up program, bulking/packaging programs, and facility house-keeping/upkeep for the TSD (Treatment Storage and Disposal) operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy. Provided outstanding customer service with open two-way communications with facility occupants and functional support organizations including keeping a close working familiarity with all facility operating and R&D workspaces. Primary responsibility was to lead/coordinate transportation and shipments and to assist with conducting off-site landfill audits for assigned programs. Secondary responsibilities included procurement of, management and coordinating disposal for the facility research and development team chemical stores. Tertiary responsibilities were to serve as a Field Service Representative (FSR) providing regulatory and chemical guidance, oversight and assistance to laboratory researchers; development scientists; facilities and maintenance shops; and other project waste generators ensuring policy and procedural compliance. Anticipated costs for disposal prior to generation and minimized those costs by designing efficient collection and disposal pathways prior to waste generation. Conducted routine satellite accumulation area and <90 day accumulation area inspections and assisted research staff in resolving any deficiencies. -Demonstrated proficiency and a detailed working knowledge of both Federal and State regulations regarding waste operations and management as well as environmental compliance during the completion of assigned tasks. -Developed and maintained a positive, yet effective, working relationship at all levels interfacing with the crew, projects; functional organizations; the client and customer representatives on technical issues. -Excellent working knowledge of project management, work control, PNNL operations, training, and environmental, safety and health policies and procedures. -Prepared and developed procedures, waste stream profiles, and portfolios conducting inventories and inspections of hazardous/LL waste Treatment Storage Disposal Facilities (TSDF). -Researched and maintained a current list of chemical vendors and suppliers. Compiled and organized multiple orders, purchasing chemicals and laboratory supplies equipment, managing chemical inventories and updating the laboratories chemical management system. -Tracked, trended, updated, reconciled and reported weekly and monthly for the chemical quantities and gas cylinders on hand as well as the purchase and expenditures status from supplier. -Anticipated costs for laboratory chemical and waste disposal prior to generation and minimized those costs by designing efficient collection and disposal pathways prior to waste generation. -Coordinated and scheduled chemicals for waste and disposal pickup from multiple facilities maintaining thorough accountability for record compliance. -Conducted routine satellite accumulation area and <90 day accumulation area inspections and assisted research staff in resolving any deficiencies.

9/1997 - 1/1998

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Individual Contributor

  • As a Pollution Prevention Specialist in the Battelle's Environmental Management Services Integration group, provided outstanding customer service and technical support to the laboratory's pollution prevention efforts. Supported the waste minimization and pollution prevention program to ensure compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as the State hazardous waste regulation and laws. -Conducted and wrote pollution prevention opportunity assessments, coordinated the implementation, tracking, evaluation, and reporting of program goals. -Responsible for evaluating and maintaining the laboratory's overall recycling program having a close working familiarity with all facility operating and R&D workspaces. -Possess a working knowledge of project management, work control, PNNL operations, training, and environmental, safety and health policies and procedures. Developed and maintained a positive, yet effective, working relationship at all levels interfacing with the crew, projects; functional organizations; the client and customer representatives on technical issues.

Education

2013

Bachelor Degree

Washington State University Tri-Cities

  • Environmental Science - Concentration: Policy and Regulations, Environmental Management Systems, Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management and Geology

2011

Certification Degree

Department of Energy Site-Hanford

  • 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Refresher Training

2009

Certification Degree

Department of Enegery Site-Hanford

  • Radiological Worker II Accelerated

2008

Certification Degree

Energy Solutions

  • Vehicle Inspections for Drivers and Traffic Personnel

2007

Certification Degree

Energy Solutions

  • Radioactive Materials Packaging

2007

Certification Degree

Energy Solutions

  • Transportation and Security Plan for Shippers

2006

Certification Degree

Energy Solutions

  • DOT Advanced 4, Radioactive Materials/ Mixed Waste Shipper

2006

Certification Degree

MCCOY'S

  • McCoy's Advanced RCRA 3-day Seminar

2004

Certification Degree

RTI

  • RTI-CERCLA Training

2000

Certification Degree

Energy Solutions

  • Advanced Hazardous Waste Shipper

Medias

Type Name/Title URL Description
Website Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) http://www.epa.gov/ Stay in tune with environmental news releases, issues and policy changes for my region
Website Eastern Washington Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Material Managers http://ewcachmm.org/awards.php A professional network of individuals and current/former colleagues with similar backgrounds and experience concerning all aspects of environmental and hazardous materials management.

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