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Sr Environ Program Mgr

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Location: Mays Landing, NJ, United States
Organization: Atlantic City Electric Co
Job ID: 248901
Date Posted: Jun 23, 2023

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Job Description

Description

We're powering a cleaner, brighter future.

Exelon is leading the energy transformation, and we're calling all problem solvers, innovators, community builders and change makers. Work with us to deliver solutions that make our diverse cities and communities stronger, healthier and more resilient.

We're powered by purpose-driven people like you who believe in being inclusive and creative, and value safety, innovation, integrity and community service. We are a Fortune 200 company, 19,000 colleagues strong serving more than 10 million customers at six energy companies -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco).

In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we elevate diverse voices, fresh perspectives and bold thinking. And since we know transforming the future of energy is hard work, we provide competitive compensation, incentives, excellent benefits and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

Are you in?

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Act as a subject matter expert and program owner of environmental management areas as assigned that may include avian, wildlife, water, air, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, PCB management, USDOT, spill prevention, industrial services, recycling, and pollution prevention. Evaluate assigned environmental program performance and initiate changes towards continuous improvement. Provide support to Exelon management and field professionals in developing, planning, evaluating and implementing compliance/pollution prevention/lifecycle management programs, which reduce environmental liability and minimize financial impact on the company. Manage, coordinate, direct and monitor field activities of contractors to assure adherence to contract requirements and all applicable regulatory requirements. Oversee support personnel, consultants, and contract vendors as needed to meet business objectives. Establish a consistent environmental services platform using established or innovative environmental strategies; adheres to the Environmental Management System; and develop systems or processes as necessary to meet emerging business needs. Position may be required to work extended hours for coverage during storms or other Exelon emergencies.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Develop and direct environmental program and regulatory requirements for avian, wildlife, air, water, RCRA, UST, SPCC, EPCRA/SARA and ecological media compliance activities as assigned. Serve as subject matter expert for the company and participate on project teams to support business activities and initiatives. Prepare written materials, such as environmental standards, employee reminders, environmental alerts, permit guides and training materials that are used for environmental guidance to line organization staff. Leads or advises other environmental staff on activities such as: environmental permitting, environmental issue management, auditing, and program development. (20%)
  • Develop and implement procedures/protocols to meet the compliance elements in all assigned environmental programs, improving efficiencies using innovative solutions, identifying gaps; developing and implementing cost effective solutions that reduce environmental risk. Assist with developing solutions to complex environmental issues and preparing reports and metrics on findings. Serves as the technical expert in an area of responsibility. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholder groups. (20%)
  • Engage with Operations by providing consultation and technical support, including analysis of impacts and development of compliance strategies that are cost-efficient and potentially minimizes compliance obligations, improves competitive advantage as they relate to compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Oversee consultants and associated budgets. (15%)
  • Assist with providing written comments and public testimony on regulatory proposals. Direct environmental studies to satisfy permit and regulatory requirements as required. Review and analyze legislative and regulatory developments for potential impacts on Company operations. (15%)
  • Establish processes and programs to monitor and track compliance performance, manage Environmental Programs according to budget. Provide direction on existing and proposed technical environmental regulatory requirements. (10%)
  • Maintain the Environmental Management Information System for tracking metrics and warehousing the company's regulatory requirements and measuring compliance performance. (10%)
  • Actively participate in industry and regulatory groups and technical committees (i.e. USWAG, UWAG, IREG, BNTS, IEMA, NERC, ANJR) to gain and disseminate technical expertise and enhance personnel development as assigned. (5%)
  • Respond to environmental incidents, inform applicable Agencies, mobilize contractors, and oversee site remediation. Participate in root cause evaluations of environmental incidents, develop solutions, and initiate preventative actions. (5%)

JOB SCOPE
  • This position is responsible for assisting with the directing and influencing environmental programs and initiatives for the utility organization The position requires planning and strategic interaction with diverse internal departments including Operations, Support Services, Real Estate & Facilities, Contract & Project Management, Legal, Communications, External Affairs and Financial; and interaction with external stakeholders including regulatory Federal, State, and Local agency personnel and community organizations. Requires direct supervisory oversight of numerous subject matter consultants and contractors. Position also requires strong negotiating skills and a technical understanding of a broad range of environmental subjects and principles. Requires the ability to make decisions and leverage control in ambiguous project settings involving diverse internal and external personnel and interests. Financial duties focus on cost avoidance and recovery and budget oversight responsibility for numerous projects, or initiatives. Position is high impact due to material nature of compliance and liability implications (i.e. financial, compliance and image).
  • Works under minimal supervision, relying on knowledge, skills and judgment acquired through education and relevant experience to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.
  • Position also requires technical understanding of electric and gas operations (if applicable) and remediation principles and technologies. Requires the ability to make decisions and leverage control in ambiguous project settings involving diverse internal and external personnel and interests.
  • Financial duties focus on cost control and development of process improvements to maximize efficiencies to realize cost savings for the organization. Position also requires the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization on environmental issues. Position is high impact due to the material nature of compliance implications (environmental compliance, corporate image and financial spend).

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • BS in Physical Sciences, Geology, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Engineering or Environmental Sciences, with 4-7 years of relevant working experience in the environmental field.
  • Working knowledge of utility systems and regulatory background in environmental media (water, air, UST, SPCC, ecological) disciplines.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements in hazardous materials and chemical control.
  • Strong people skills and ability to thrive in a team environment is essential, along with innovation, creativity, and initiative. Strong technical writing, oral communication, and negotiating skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal environmental regulations and programs including waste/air/water regulations, associated technical/policy issues and of the regulatory development process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer software programs.
  • Ability to meet Company driving standards, including a valid driver's license.
  • Field work is required for the position
  • In lieu of degree, 6-9 years of relevant experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's Degree in an Environmental discipline including Physical Sciences, Geology, Chemistry, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences.
  • Working experience in State or Federal regulatory agencies.
  • Working experience in environmental consulting, or the utility industry.
  • Experience in communicating corporate positions and negotiating with trade associations and government officials.
  • Demonstrated analytical and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable systems e.g., PassPort, MSDS, Waste Tracking, and other Access databases
  • Basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of leadership
  • Ability to implement process enhancements and efficiencies including technology and performance.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, employee awareness and ability to create value.


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