Hazardous Waste Project Manager (Refinery) - Waste Management, Inc.

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary
Plans and directs all onsite activities at client location (refinery) in relation to the storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes and other related services following federal, state & local regulations. Supervises and plans activities of onsite personnel. Serves as liaison between client and vendors in relation to service issues and contract management. Maintains pre-established standards for safety and environmental issues.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
Coordinate logistics for transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste from client site including profiling, scheduling, manifesting and physically loading bulk and drum loads.
Consult with client to identify, design and implement cost saving opportunities and proposals.
Ensure compliance with client and government regulations by performing necessary inspections and reporting. Resolve all issues in a timely manner.
Administer client and vendor financial obligations including invoicing, reporting and contracts.
Promote culture of safety by ensuring site personnel are properly trained to perform assigned duties and comply with safety, environmental, federal, state & local regulations.


III. Supervisory Responsibilities
The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of non-supervisory employees. This includes:

Direct supervision of approximately 0 to 10 full-time operations level employees

IV. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited) in Environmental Sciences, Accounting or Business, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four years of relevant work experience.
Experience: Two years of hazardous waste management experience (in addition to education requirement), preferably refinery waste experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) is preferred.
40 Hour Hazwoper Certification Required
RCRA experience required
DOT regulatory experience required
Clean Motor Vehicle Record

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Manifesting and profiling non-hazardous and hazardous waste experience required.
An entrepreneurial skill set is highly valued with the ability to creatively achieve stretch goals and provide new services and value to existing customers.
Supervisory and team building skills
Creative problem solving and innovative thinker
Effective and concise communication
Adept decision making
Strategic thinking
Strong leadership and relationship building skills
Strong business acumen and financial knowledge
Self-motivated and directed with a keen sense of urgency to deliver results

Normal setting for this job: Refinery environment

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Location State Salary Duration Schedule Deadline
Richmond CA $66,000/year with a 10% annual target bonus Permanent Full Time April 28, 2017

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Created On:  03/30/2017 - 12:00 a.m.

Modified On:  04/03/2017 - 10:24 a.m.

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