Job Summary: This position is responsible for monitoring environmental issues and interpreting regulation requirements for Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment and Electric Production operations.
Investigate new and pending environmental issues (with focus on air, water, and waste) and develop future compliance plans.
Develop and maintain programs to ensure compliance with all environmental regulations impacting Operations Department facilities.
Ensure all required environmental reports and documentation are maintained and submitted to the appropriate regulatory agencies in a timely manner.
Advise Operations Department staff in the policy, strategies and applications of existing and new regulations.
Develop procedures, guidelines and reports through which the Operations Department can achieve and maintain compliance with existing and new regulations.
Assist, train and instruct personnel on matters of environmental importance including recurring maintenance and quality assurance tasks, waste issues,
Perform periodic audits of environmental programs and provide reports on up to date trends and analysis.
Oversee additional compliance requirements including emergency response plans, drill and exercises, dredge site sustainability, as requested or assigned.
Interface with regulatory agencies through responsive and professional communication.
Receive, evaluate and lead remedial actions relative to any alleged non-compliance issues.
Assist other HBPW departments on environmental regulatory issues as requested.
Perform all other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or related field; or equivalent education and experience.
Working knowledge of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and all other governmental agencies affecting environmental regulatory compliance.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to concisely condense complex issues and develop clear unambiguous communications.
Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with organizational and governmental officials and the general public in situations requiring tact and patience.
Excellent computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications, databases, internet research and data management.
At least four years’ experience in environmental management in a utility or manufacturing environment.
Three or more years of experience with electric generation air quality regulation compliance.
Effective workplace skills as demonstrated through WorkKeys assessments (Workplace Documents – 5, Applied Math – 5, Graphic Literacy – 5).
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Occasional outside work with potential exposure to extreme hot or cold weather
Work in close proximity to environmental hazards associated with high voltage electrical, rotating mechanical and electric generation
Mental ability to frequently handle pressures related to working on multiple projects requiring attention to
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About Holland Board of Public Works
Established as a community-owned utility in 1893, Holland Board of Public Works' (HBPW) underlying purpose is to enrich the lives of customers in the greater Holland area by providing reliable and economical electric, water and wastewater treatment services while maintaining environmental responsibility.
Located in West Michigan and on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Holland BPW is located in one of Michigan's fastest growing industrial and residential areas providing service for 75,000 members of the community.