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Lead Environmental Specialist - Hamden

Company: Amtrak
Location: Hamden
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America's workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?


This position manages site activities to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations for all assigned facilities. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring adherence to Amtrak's Environment and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) policies, programs and procedures at these facilities. Depending on region, may cover maintenance facilities, rail yards, stations and other facilities. Position reports to and directly supports an Amtrak manager in Engineering and indirectly reports to the regional environmental manager in the Safety, Health and Environmental Department.


Coordinates permit compliance for all facility environmental permits including, but not limited to: coordinating/conducting inspections and sampling; analyzing data, reviewing plan updates and revisions, preparing reports, and maintaining communications with regulatory agencies Coordinates and conducts training for facility personnel on all applicable environmental regulatory and awareness programs Assists with coordination of internal environmental audits, attends all such audits, coordinates development of the follow up Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and ensures CAP activities are completed Coordinates environmental response activities (spills, etc.) Works with facility management and corporate Environment and Sustainability Group to implement facility environment and sustainability programs, such as recycling and energy efficiency projects Works with corporate Environment and Sustainability personnel to annually update the facility environmental manual (FEM) and compliance calendar Coordinates with corporate Environment and Sustainability personnel on communication and periodic reporting to external agencies Manages contractors or consultants who perform work on site Facilitates communications and exchange of information between facility personnel and the corporate Environment and Sustainability Group.


Bachelor's degree in environmental or related sciences, engineering or management, or equivalent combination of undergraduate education, training and work experience.
3 years' work experience including environmental compliance procedures and delivering training.
Travel: Duties may cover several facilities, and will include on-site activities at each facility. Estimated travel 30 - 40%.
Working knowledge of Federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
Proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability and willingness to work independently with minimal oversight Ability and willingness to attend and pass Amtrak environmental training


Hazardous materials management, prior railroad experience Experience with environmental auditing programs Certification such as Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Registered Environmental Professional, or similar


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:58906

Posting Location(s):Connecticut

Job Family/Function:Engineering

Relocation Offered:No

Travel Requirements:None

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job - we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical

Keywords: Amtrak, Hamden , Lead Environmental Specialist - Hamden, Other , Hamden, Connecticut

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