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Lead Environmental Specialist - 90034926 - Oakland

Date: Sep 7, 2017

Location: Oakland, CA, US, 94607

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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?

The Lead Environmental Specialist leads and directs environmental
compliance activities, sustainability efforts and remediation and
compliance-related projects in a specific territory in support of
Amtrak’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Policy.  
Responsibilities include oversight of environmental compliance,
participation in audit program, managing projects, and championing
sustainability work such as recycling and energy initiatives.     

•    Provide regulatory and technical guidance and direction to
Amtrak Operations management (including business line, mechanical and
engineering managers) and field environmental personnel to maintain
compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and
regulations at Amtrak facilities, including maintenance facilities, rail
yards, stations, offices and other facilities within a multi-state
•    Take the lead in obtaining facility environmental permits,
writing/reviewing required plans, and implementing Amtrak’s
Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) to achieve
compliance and achieve corporate ESMS goals and commitments.  
Create/maintain Compliance Calendar and Facility Environmental Manual
for all sites in territory, as required.  Participate in all
environmental audit activities pertaining to sites within territory. 
•    Advise Amtrak Operations management and field environmental
personnel on site-specific procedures and comprehensive environmental
training programs, and support their implementation.  Stay current on
applicable environmental laws and regulations and advise on regulatory
matters within territory.
•    Initiate and manage capital and operating projects at sites
within territory.  Responsible for developing spend forecasts, budgets
and schedules, hiring and managing contractors and designers, managing
spending and schedule, and tracking projects to completion.  Projects
managed may include remediation, pollution prevention and related
construction projects, such as waste water treatment or sewer
construction, ranging in size from under $5K to greater than $1M, over
time periods from one week to multiple years.   
•    Evaluate a variety of projects (including real state
acquisitions and sales and construction projects) and activities
initiated by Amtrak departments and external entities for liability
assessment and potential environmental or sustainability impacts, and
provide technical and regulatory guidance during implementation.  
•    Provide information and project support for corporate
environmental and sustainability initiatives, such as annual greenhouse
gas inventory, annual sustainability reporting, public events and
communications, and corporate and regional initiatives such as
recycling, energy efficiency projects and emissions reduction.  
•    Work with and coordinate among various stakeholders including
other Amtrak departments, other railroads, state partners, regulatory
agencies, community groups and other organizations on environmental
issues, projects, meetings and events.
•    Perform other related duties as required.

•    Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.  
•    Management of all phases of projects.
•    Knowledge of complex environmental regulations, policies and
•    Excellent administrative and organization skills.
•    Project management experience and knowledge of environmental
remediation technologies.
•    Experience in developing and delivering training programs.  
•    Experience in coordination of complex assignments with multiple
•    Experience in negotiation and serving as primary contact for
•    Self-motivated and able to work independently.  

•    Experience developing or implementing sustainability programs or
•    Experience working with Environmental Management Systems, or
similar systems.

•    P.E. or other professional environmental or engineering
•    Advance degree in environmental science, engineering, business
or sustainability. 
•    Project management training and certification.

Must have excellent oral and written communications skills.


Requisition ID:32081
Posting Location(s):California
Personnel Area:CA27
Job Family/Function:Legal 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience

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. 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. 

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