AECOM Entry Level Waste Characterization Specialist in Freeport, Texas

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Position Title Entry Level Waste Characterization Specialist

United States of America - Texas


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Waste Characterization Specialist for employment in the Freeport, TX office. As a key member of our Environmental and Sciences team, you will bring valuable knowledge and skills to every area of our business. We in turn provide you with opportunity to grow, to be challenged, to determine your career footprint and do the best work of your life!

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

If you are energized by challenges and want to contribute in a collaborative environment that supports your career footprint, we welcome you to apply for membership to our elite committed team.

The Waste Characterization Specialist will contribute to a technically diverse team that provides on-site consultative support at client facilities. The successful candidate works independently to perform assignments, developing high quality deliverable products with limited instruction or oversight, and is comfortable working with multiple project managers or team leaders.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical guidance related to RCRA (40CFR), Waste characterization and Waste regulation in response to client requests

  • Evaluate and approve waste streams by reviewing supporting analytical report results, SDS, process knowledge data, diagrams or narratives to support appropriate classification of waste

  • Ensure waste is properly classified as Hazardous or Non-hazardous by applying RCRA regulations and guidance as well as state regulations and guidance as needed

  • Evaluate and respond to client phone calls, e-mail and inquiries about RCRA regulations, analytical requirements, type of waste containers recommended, options for waste disposals sites, etc.

  • Support marketing initiatives and actively participate in maintaining a safe work environment and supporting a culture of safety as evidenced in approach to daily activities and projects

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related field

  • 2 years’ experience in a petrochemical environment or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • Knowledgeable of state and federal environmental regulatory framework and processes, specifically Waste Characterization and Waste Regulation

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form to impart technical information and interact with clients and regulatory personnel

  • Effective time management and analytical skills

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

  • Must possess valid Driver License

  • Due to nature and location of work, United States Citizenship or Naturalized Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the Petrochemical Industry profiling waste streams

  • RCRA Management of Hazardous Waste Training

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 169302BR