Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking an experienced Environmental Compliance Team Manager to join the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Division. This position will provide strategic, programmatic and technical management and leadership to Environmental Protection Team members. As part of the Environmental Services Group leadership team, this position will apply technical expertise in independent, creative and effective ways, to plan, direct, evaluate and manage the functional activities of assigned staff that design and implement environmental compliance protection programs at Berkeley Lab. This includes environmental management systems, air and water quality protection (radiological and non-radiological), hazardous material storage tanks and wastewater treatment units. This position will also advise the Environmental Services Group Leader on strategies to address regulatory compliance matters, protect the environment, monitor environmental releases and ambient levels, and address permitting requirements to directly support the mission of the Lab and minimize liability risks to customer Divisions and Berkeley Lab.
This is a rare opportunity for a senior-level environmental compliance professional to join the Environment, Waste and Radiation Protection Department and work with a high-caliber EH&S team to support science and operations at Berkeley Lab, while building a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution.
What You Will Do:
As Environmental Protection Team Leader, provide expert-level technical leadership and formal supervision to assigned Environmental Protection Team staff responsible for managing activities related to environmental management systems, air and water quality protection (radiological and non-radiological), hazardous material storage tanks and wastewater treatment units.
Act as the cognizant Environment, Waste and Radiation Protection Functional Leader and an internal regulatory authority to the Environmental Services Group Leader and Environment, Waste and Radiation Protection Department Head to oversee, manage and implement all aspects of a proactive and compliant environmental compliance protection program at Berkeley Lab to ensure effective implementation and compliant operations.
Ensure accurate and appropriate performance management of employees, including review of technical competencies and ability to meet established goals and objectives. Recruit, train, mentor, and develop team members, recognize meritorious performance and ensure a cohesive and integrated team. Develop staffing and resource utilization plans.
Maximize integration and collaboration between the Environmental Protection Team with the Waste Management and Radiation Protection teams, as well as the wider EH&S organization and teams in other Operations Divisions.
Ensure that written authorizations developed for work are compliant with all Berkeley Lab and Department of Energy (DOE) policies, rules and requirements.
Represent Laboratory activities during regulatory inspections and lead negotiations with regulators on legal and technical matters related to regulatory compliance.
Manage the Environmental Monitoring Data Management System, including:
Leading the implementation of a new data management system (EarthSoft EQuIS) within Berkeley Lab.
Supervising data management administrator and providing leadership to professional and field staff involved in environmental sampling and monitoring activities.
Developing and implementing the Environmental Monitoring Data Management Plan and associated data quality procedures.
Reviewing, proposing and implementing changes to existing data management functionality and tools to support operations.
Manage analytical laboratory contracts to ensure deliverables comply with Berkeley Lab's data management requirements. Serve as Berkeley Lab's point of contact for DOE's laboratory audit program.
What is Required:
Bachelors of Science and 15 years of relevant professional experience, including the management and implementation of a comprehensive, complex environmental compliance protection program at a large science and/or technology facility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree is a plus.
A minimum of 5 years of supervisory responsibility and experience in leading interdisciplinary and diverse teams, maintaining and operating a complex environmental protection program.
Experience managing technical environmental programs, including management systems, air and water quality protection, storage tanks and wastewater treatment systems.
Knowledge equivalent to an advanced degree course of study in one or more of the following disciplines: Physics, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Engineering, or Public Health. Strong analytical chemistry skills are a plus.
Extensive knowledge of federal laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act, and other relevant federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of contractor assurance, quality assurance and compliance assurance management requirements and expectations.
Ability to manage complex tasks and conflicting priorities, particularly direction, management, organization and planning activities related to environmental management.
Proven ability to analyze and solve challenging and complex technical problems as well as develop and present briefings and reports to senior management.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to act as an internal collaborator, working effectively with responsible managers in the implementation of environmental requirements in their technical programs.
Ability to work effectively with various regulatory organizations and exhibit sensitivity when dealing with community issues.
Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, including: routinely lifting and transporting 40 lbs; frequently bending and stooping; standing and walking for 4 to 6 hours per day; and up to 4 hours per day of hand use (e.g., fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping).
Successfully pass routine medical examination and applicable training, including Respirator Fit Testing, formal HAZWOPER training, and other related emergency response training.
Experience with facilities handling radionuclides.
Experience performing, managing, or auditing analytical laboratory activities.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91533
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.