Scientist EH&S Environmental Field Team Waste

Job Info

Sep 5, 2023


Posting Expiration Date: Oct 1, 2023

Schedule Type: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: $95000

Maximum Salary: $120000

Organization: Environment Health & Safety

Department: Environment & Sustainability

Section: EHS Environmental Field Team

Location: NY-Astoria-Astoria ChemLab

Job Description

Mission Statement

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.

Core Responsibilities

  • The Scientist's primary responsibilities are to provide technical and regulatory oversight for concerns, issues, questions, and activities associated with Con Edison's hazardous and non-hazardous waste and chemical management procedures, general instructions and environmental specifications.
  • Communicate with regulators on the Company's behalf. The Scientist will provide guidance to EH&S representatives and operations for compliance to all federal, state and local environmental regulations and laws.
  • Ensure that safe work practices are followed, and the environment is fully protected in accordance with Company policy and governmental regulations.
  • Work with the regulatory subject matter experts to evaluate proposed changes to regulations and laws governing waste and chemicals and assist in coordinating company involvement and advocacy strategies. The Scientist shall work with EH&S Operations to develop and administer training.
  • Respond to agency inquiries and provide clarification or verification to data that has been submitted to the agencies.
  • Participate in agency inspections.
  • Assist operating departments in developing cost-effective and compliant strategies for managing waste and chemicals.
  • Act as liaison between EH&S and operating organizations in interfacing with government agencies.
  • Develop Quality Assurance protocols that will outline the intent, methods and scope of the review.
  • Perform Quality Control inspections as required.
  • Participate in EH&S Emergency Resource Mobilization during emergencies. As necessary, be available to work overtime and shift work.
  • Lead company initiatives to identify environmental risks, and work with operational organizations to develop and implement mitigation plans.
  • Utilize Con Edison's internal environmental management applications including EMIS (Environmental Management Information System) that provides manifest information, Provisional EPA ID System that provides specific EPA ID request information, and single EPA ID reporting.
  • Respond to environmental incidents, including petroleum and oil spills, steam main failures and chemical releases.
  • Assess company locations to confirm regulatory compliance.

Required Education/Experience

  • Master's Degree and 2 years of related work experience or
  • Bachelor's Degree and 3 years of related work experience or
  • Associate's Degree and 5 years of related work experience or
  • High School Diploma/GED and 7 years of related work experience

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Master's Degree Environmental Science, Biology Environmental Management, Engineering or related fields and 3 years of related work experience TSCA, RCRA, hazardous and solid waste and chemical management
  • Bachelor's Degree Environmental Science, Biology Environmental Management, Engineering or related fields and 5 years related work experience TSCA, RCRA, hazardous and solid waste and chemical management

Relevant Work Experience

  • 3-5 years Professional experience working on issues requiring oversight of federal and state waste programs. Required
  • 2 years Professional experience in environmental science, chemistry, and/or waste management. Required
  • Candidates must be capable of demonstrating their environmental experience. Required
  • Must be a highly motivated individual. Demonstrate a strong Commitment to Excellence and understand the vital importance of personal accountability. Required
  • Completion of Company CEHSP program as soon as possible. Successful completion of position-specific EH&S as applicable. Required
  • Ability to effectively interact with various levels of personnel. Required
  • Strong team player. Demonstrated ability to obtain results. Required
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to successfully complete multiple tasks without compromising quality or timeliness. Required
  • Must possess strong leadership skills, initiate and champion change, and have the ability to influence and persuade others in order to improve work practices/processes. Required
  • Must be able to deliver exemplary customer service and develop a team spirited work environment in support of Con Edison's Corporate Values. Required
  • Must demonstrate proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and/or an ability to quickly become proficient with database packages including Microsoft Office, EMIS, SHIMS, and Maximo. Required
  • Must be flexible in handling multiple work assignments, changing priorities and various deadlines. Required
  • Environmental incident responses Required

Skills & Ability

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • Well organized, detail oriented and flexible to handle multiple assignments

Licenses & Certifications

  • Driver's License Required

Physical Demands

  • Must sit or stand to answer a phone for entire shift
  • Must sit or stand to use a keyboard, mouse, and computer for entire shift

Other Physical Demands

  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers.
  • Must be able and willing to travel within Company service territory, as needed.

Technical Difficulty Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of the individual’s actual or perceived disability, protected veteran status, race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, or any other actual or perceived status protected by law.