1+ months

Waste Characterization Specialist

Freeport, TX 77541

United States of America - Texas, Freeport

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for a skilled Waste Characterization Specialist in the Freeport Texas area that will contribute to a technically diverse team that provides on-site consultative support at client facilities. The successful candidate must be able to quickly learn the clients internal processes for waste management and initially works under a peer review process to evaluate performance on assigned tasks.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides technical guidance related to RCRA (40CFR), Waste characterization and Waste regulation in response to client requests.

  • Evaluates and responds to client phone calls, e-mail and inquiries about RCRA regulations, Waste Management, Waste Characterization, Waste, TCEQ, RCRA, Lab Packs, analytical requirements, type of waste containers recommended, options for waste disposals sites, etc.

  • Confers with the client to obtain accurate and complete information to properly characterize waste.

  • Enters data into client-based software which is used to manage waste characterization data.

  • Supports regulatory compliance through appropriate documentation for lab packs; waste stream characterization and manifesting by reviewing lab pack forms for correct RCRA classification and assign a proper DOT shipping description.

  • Performs waste audits, waste tracking, sampling for waste analysis, develop procedures, and container labeling or placarding.

  • Actively participates in maintaining a safe work environment and supporting a culture of safety as evidenced in approach to daily activities and projects.

  • Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

  • Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.

  • Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.

  • Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.

Must Have Skills/Experience (Including any required Certifications):

Bachelors degree in Science or related field plus four (4) years experience in classification, packaging, managing, shipping, hazardous and non-hazardous waste in a chemical environment or equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience performing waste characterization profiling or establishing WPNs.

Knowledgeable of state and federal environmental regulatory framework and processes, specifically RCRA, waste characterization and Waste Regulation, DOT classifications

Ability to communicate verbally and in written form to impart technical information and interact with clients and regulatory personnel.

Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple requests and prioritize client requests within time sensitive deadlines.

Effective time management, analytical and problem solving skills.

Requires enrollment in the medical monitoring program requiring initial and annual physical

Must be a quick learner and able to grasp scientific concepts and apply them to different technical challenges

Must be a self-starter and motivated in producing high-quality results for clients

Must be able to effectively work in a team environment

Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple requests and prioritize client requests within time sensitive deadlines.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Must possess valid Drivers license

Due to nature and location of work, United States Citizenship or Naturalized Citizenship is required.

DOT Hazmat Ground Shipping

Knowledge of TCEQ waste regulations for Industrial Waste for TX.

Minimum Requirements

BS/BA + 4 years of experience or AA/AS (US) + 6 years of experience or Diploma/Certificate

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Skills include:

Experience applying knowledge of chemistry and algebraic concepts to facilitate problem-solving

Experience in the Petrochemical Industry

Current 40 Hour HAZWOPER

Current TWIC

RCRA Management of Hazardous Waste Training

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to make amazing happen in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 230564BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-02-05

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